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Do I have to have the same MHz Memory when upgrading?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Greetings

 

I currently have 16gb (2 X 8gb) of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz Memory. Do I have to get the same size of sticks when upgrading? (Instead of matching the current memory, get something like 2 sticks of 16Gb) Do I have to get the same MHz rating? or can I get faster memory?

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1 minute ago, birdflyer said:

Greetings

 

I currently have 16gb (2 X 8gb) of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz Memory. Do I have to get the same size of sticks when upgrading? (Instead of matching the current memory, get something like 2 sticks of 16Gb) Do I have to get the same MHz rating? or can I get faster memory?

It will run at the slowest memory speed if you get faster RAM, so not really much use in getting faster memory.

But not real harm either.

 

I would always suggest getting memory from some place with a decent return policy, in the very small chance it doesn't work.


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You should get more 3000Mhz memory, any lower will force your current memory to run at lower speeds and vice versa. Don't buy faster memory, as your current kit will make a new kit run slower 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, minibois said:

It will run at the slowest memory speed if you get faster RAM, so not really much use in getting faster memory.

But not real harm either.

 

I would always suggest getting memory from some place with a decent return policy, in the very small chance it doesn't work.

Ok, probably will get some from Amazon. What about RAM size, does that matter?

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1 minute ago, birdflyer said:

Ok, probably will get some from Amazon. What about RAM size, does that matter?

I would always get the same capacity.

Get a set as similar as possible to what you have now. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, minibois said:

I would always get the same capacity.

Get a set as similar as possible to what you have now. 

Ok, Will do. Thanks ?

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