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Scarous

Additional RAM + XMP?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently built this computer:

 

Gigabye GeForce R TX 2080 Gaming OC

EVGA SuperNova 850G+

Intel Core i9-9900K

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32gb (2 x 16gb, DDR4 3000mhz, 16-18-18-38)

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC

 

Would I see decent performance gains from enabling XMP and perhaps buying another RAM kit? I was contemplating this kit below to fill out all four slots on the motherboard (I do realize this would go way overboard for RAM, I don't really even need 32gb, heh; just looking for performance at this point). Same timings as my current 32gb kit. Wasnt sure if this was worth it? And someone in the comments on Newegg mentioned that it was incompatible with their other RAM... thoughts?

 

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232498

 

 

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If you manage to run your RAM at higher speeds you will have performance gains. But more RAM won't make your system run faster except it is (as before mentioned) faster RAM. But the difference might be non noticable as the performance gains on Intel cpus are not as big as AMD cpus when they have faster RAM.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A video from JayzTwoCents had me thinking about dual vs single channel RAM. I am properly using dual channel on this mobo, but wasnt sure if filling those additional two slots would allow the cpu better access to the memory? I dont think the board is quad-channel though. I just hadn't seen much about using 4 vs 2 sticks in dual channel for performance reasons. Thanks for your input though! I think I will play around with XMP more.

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35 minutes ago, Scarous said:

A video from JayzTwoCents had me thinking about dual vs single channel RAM. I am properly using dual channel on this mobo, but wasnt sure if filling those additional two slots would allow the cpu better access to the memory? I dont think the board is quad-channel though. I just hadn't seen much about using 4 vs 2 sticks in dual channel for performance reasons. Thanks for your input though! I think I will play around with XMP more.

Definitely enable your xmp profile. Otherwise your ram is running at 2133mhz


 

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