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upgrading RAM inquiry
« on: 10-July-18, 18:12:24 »

My technical knowledge of motherboards, compatible ram etc. is limited, so please bear with me. 

I bought a PC 2 years ago with this motherboard (taken with speccy)  -  X99A RAIDER (MS-7885) (SOCKET 0), AMI bios version P30,  Intel Core i7-6800K CPU @ 3.40GHz processor. 

I am running a RX480 8GB graphics card. 

It came with 4X4GB RAM, which shows a DRAM frequency of 1199.8  (I have no idea what this means..)

I bought the PC primarily for video editing, and with 16GB ram find myself running short from time to time, so I want to bump the RAM up to 32GB. 

Is there a particular type of DDR4 ram I should be looking for?  I know it is not a good idea to try and mix / match RAM so I am looking at buying either 2X16GB or 4X8GB with the thought of possibly increasing it to 64GB later. 

I looked at the RAM compatibility specs on this site for this MB - but find it all rather overwhelming, and just want to know if there is a specific type or speed I should be looking at (or not looking at) for this motherboard. 

Thanks in advance..
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« Reply #1 on: 10-July-18, 18:30:36 »

Hi

Any DDR4 kit will do the job. I would say, 4x8GB is the better idea.
RAM frequencies doesn't matter much, but as a standard, 2666MHz should be enough.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-July-18, 20:30:15 »

Thanks for the reply - I had my eye on this kit, but I suppose I could find it in 4X8GB configuration. 

Any particular reason you would recommend 4X8GB over 2X16GB? - just curious..
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« Reply #3 on: 10-July-18, 22:58:48 »

Quad channel memory.
If you'd be using consumer motherboard, then 2x16GB would be the better choice.
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« Reply #4 on: 11-July-18, 21:22:13 »

got it - thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: 11-July-18, 22:00:15 »

:hat tip:
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