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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, 

 

Do you know if I can use X2 kits of 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/g.skill-trident-z-royal-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-pc4-25600c14-3200mhz-dual-channel-kit-silver-f4-3200c14-my-112-gs.html

 

To make 32gb. As I can't find a quad kit 4x8gb in the UK at a decent price. 

Will I run into any issues with X2 dual kits?

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Yes you can use 4 sticks, but you will still only have dual channel since thats all CPUs on the Z390 platform supports. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Yes you can use 4 sticks, but you will still only have dual channel since thats all CPUs on the Z390 platform supports. 

So if I purchase the 16gb kit and another kit next month I won't run into any trouble?

?


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9 minutes ago, Special K said:

Will I run into any issues with X2 dual kits?

Hardly however do have in mind that the more sticks of memory you use the more points of possible failure you're subjected to... aesthetics aside it's usually better go with 2x16gb kits for 32gb.


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1 minute ago, Special K said:

So if I purchase the 16gb kit and another kit next month I won't run into any trouble?

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Correct. i have 2 2x8 kits of Gskill Flare X in my system bought at separate times. As long as they are the identical SKU, you should have zero issues. 


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4 minutes ago, Special K said:

So if I purchase the 16gb kit and another kit next month I won't run into any trouble?

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Just buy 2 kits.

Or you can get 4 identical modules (non kit) and it will work the same.


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All of the points about making the decision between having 4x8GB or 2x16GB setups has been listed, but to summarise.

 

If you're going to get 4 modules of 8GB and are buying the same RAM, you really shouldn't have any compatibility issues.

It also subjectively looks a lot nicer to have all 4 slots occupied, but cancels out your option to upgrade to 64GB of RAM, though I doubt you'll ever need that much even before you decide to totally upgrade your RAM anyway. 

And 4 is more than 2, which means you have effectively double the chance to have a RAM stick die, but RAM is incredibly reliable, and very rarely dies. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, Princess Luna said:

Hardly however do have in mind that the more sticks of memory you use the more points of possible failure you're subjected to... aesthetics aside it's usually better go with 2x16gb kits for 32gb.

Struggling to find my royals @3200 cl14 in the UK. Everywhere completely sold out.

But I did find the 3000 cl16 kits-

https://www.ebuyer.com/871272-g-skill-trident-z-royal-silver-2-x-8gb-3000mhz-c16-kit-f4-3000c16d-16gtrs

Would there be a noticeable difference for a 9900k? Bottlenecking etc....


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1 minute ago, Special K said:

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It'll be marginally worse... but if you Totally want the Royal look it might be your only alternative at this point, these special memory does gets far less units manufactured... in fact if you're thinking of picking up another kit here in months you might not be able to ever again... why not spare yourself the hassle and go with the old fashion Trident Z RGB instead?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Princess Luna said:

It'll be marginally worse... but if you Totally want the Royal look it might be your only alternative at this point, these special memory does gets far less units manufactured... in fact if you're thinking of picking up another kit here in months you might not be able to ever again... why not spare yourself the hassle and go with the old fashion Trident Z RGB instead?

Just managed to pick up the 3200mhz c14. 2 kits of 2x8gb for 165. Good price. ?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

165 each lol. Sometimes the heart wants what it wants. Lol


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Just now, Special K said:

165 each lol. Sometimes the heart wants what it wants. Lol

Amen! heheh

 

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Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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