Hey everyone, I have done a fair bit of Googling and the overall consensus seems to be to get a kit, but I would like to pose my question anyways as the mix is extremely close here.
I have a GA-AB350M-DS3H motherboard and along with other components I had bought a 2 x 8 kit of Hyper X HX424C15FB2K2/16 RAM last year when I built this PC. The past month I've been having random blue screens and ran some tests. MemTest86+ is showing one of the sticks is getting hundreds of errors, while the other stick seems to be fine solo, I tested the slots too so I know it's the stick itself. I'm currently using the working 1 x 8GB stick right now.
Unfortunately Amazon does not have any of the same sticks and no idea when there will be more. The other unfortunate part is that while I haven't called them, Hyper X's website says RMA's of kits must include both sticks to be RMA'd, not just one. So I'd likely be RAM-less during that time, or would end up purchasing RAM anyways to be able to keep using my system since I'd have to send this working stick back too. I'm also in Canada and I'm unsure how long it would take to get replacements.
I have a few options but suffice to say I'm wondering what you all think of me buying this other very similar stick and using it, AND whether or not I should attempt Dual Channel slots or use Single Channel, if I buy it.
Current RAM: https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX424C15FB2K2_16.pdf 1 x 8 remaining out of 2 x 8 kit.
Purchasable RAM: https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX424C15FB3_8.pdf 1 x 8 GB.
Spec wise they are almost identical, hence why I needed to ask. I'm going to sleep on this but I look forward to feedback in the morning, thanks!