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Can i buy two single RAM to have dual RAM

If they run at the same speeds and timings and you put them in alternate slots, yeah. 

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Hello i feel like this is a very stupid question but i wanna know if i buy two separate single RAM that have the same model number and frequency and use them as dual ram, will they work as dual or as single?

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If they run at the same speeds and timings and you put them in alternate slots, yeah. 


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A majority of the time, yes.

Occasionally, no.

 

The odds are in your favor though that it will work if buying a 2pk isn't an option for you.


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5 minutes ago, Hocigache said:

Hello i feel like this is a very stupid question but i wanna know if i buy two separate single RAM that have the same model number and frequency and use them as dual ram, will they work as dual or as single?

You can't find a 2x kit?


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2 minutes ago, nick name said:

You can't find a 2x kit?

I assume the OP had a single stick cause of budget reasons and now wants to get a second stick as an upgrade (was a common practice a few months ago when DDR4 prices were wack). 

If you've buying new, just getting a 2x kit is better because they're guaranteed to work together. 


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1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

I assume the OP had a single stick cause of budget reasons and now wants to get a second stick as an upgrade (was a common practice a few months ago when DDR4 prices were wack). 

If you've buying new, just getting a 2x kit is better because they're guaranteed to work together. 

Makes sense.  Just wanted to make sure he didn't stop searching too soon if he was buying both sticks new.  


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1 minute ago, nick name said:

You can't find a 2x kit?

the thing is i found a good deal for a low budget pc with those specs
✔ CPU : AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
✔ CM : B450M DS3H (rev. 1.0) Gigabyte
✔ RAM : Adata XPG 8GB 2400mhz
✔ Disque: SEAGATE 1TB 7.200Tr/Min
✔ VGA : Radeon RX 570 ARMOR 4GB OC
✔ Boitier : Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 3.1
✔ Alim: Cooler Master V3 400w
the problem is that the seller wanna sell it with only 1x8gb 
so i wanted to kow if i can just get another same ram and make it dual

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the thing is i found a good deal for a low budget pc (about 620$) with those specs
✔ CPU : AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
✔ CM : B450M DS3H (rev. 1.0) Gigabyte
✔ RAM : Adata XPG 8GB 2400mhz
✔ Disque: SEAGATE 1TB 7.200Tr/Min
✔ VGA : Radeon RX 570 ARMOR 4GB OC
✔ Boitier : Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 3.1
✔ Alim: Cooler Master V3 400w
the problem is that the seller wanna sell it with only 1x8gb and refuse to edit anything 
so i wanted to kow if i can just get another same ram and make it dual

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5 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

I assume the OP had a single stick cause of budget reasons and now wants to get a second stick as an upgrade (was a common practice a few months ago when DDR4 prices were wack). 

If you've buying new, just getting a 2x kit is better because they're guaranteed to work together. 

the thing is i found a good deal for a low budget pc (about 620$) with those specs
✔ CPU : AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
✔ CM : B450M DS3H (rev. 1.0) Gigabyte
✔ RAM : Adata XPG 8GB 2400mhz
✔ Disque: SEAGATE 1TB 7.200Tr/Min
✔ VGA : Radeon RX 570 ARMOR 4GB OC
✔ Boitier : Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 3.1
✔ Alim: Cooler Master V3 400w
the problem is that the seller wanna sell it with only 1x8gb  and refuse to edit it
so i wanted to kow if i can just get another same ram and make it dual

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24 minutes ago, Hocigache said:

the thing is i found a good deal for a low budget pc (about 620$) with those specs
✔ CPU : AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
✔ CM : B450M DS3H (rev. 1.0) Gigabyte
✔ RAM : Adata XPG 8GB 2400mhz
✔ Disque: SEAGATE 1TB 7.200Tr/Min
✔ VGA : Radeon RX 570 ARMOR 4GB OC
✔ Boitier : Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 3.1
✔ Alim: Cooler Master V3 400w
the problem is that the seller wanna sell it with only 1x8gb  and refuse to edit it
so i wanted to kow if i can just get another same ram and make it dual

You want at least 3200Mhz CL16, preferably 3200Mhz CL14 or 3200Mhz CL16 RAM for Zen 2. You'd be better off getting a new 2x8GB kit and selling the single stick to get some mons back. 


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23 hours ago, Zando Bob said:

You want at least 3200Mhz CL16, preferably 3200Mhz CL14 or 3200Mhz CL16 RAM for Zen 2. You'd be better off getting a new 2x8GB kit and selling the single stick to get some mons back. 

Yep! Sell it sooner than later so you can get something from it, maybe 75 or 80 percent of its real value... 😁👍


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