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Posted · Original PosterOP

What's better ? 2 Different Brand of Ram with same Latency and speed ,  OR Two same Ram Brands with Dual Channel Kit

 

- Is there a big difference between both ? cause i currently have 1 Stick of 8GB that is discontinued and i've been looking to make it 16 GB

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As long as both sticks are the same speed, and both are compatible with your motherboard, there is no problem but I'd always go dual channel kit.

 

They also work if they are different speeds but running at the lower speed.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, ChaosCGTV said:

As long as both sticks are the same speed, and both are compatible with your motherboard, there is no problem but I'd always go dual channel kit.

 

They also work if they are different speeds but running at the lower speed.

hi thanks for the response , quick question if i was to go for the cheaper upgrade which is just  buying the same speed and latency , how much gain difference is it vs having a dual channel kit ? is it just much better for me to buy a dual channel kit ram again or is upgrading to another same specs of ram is just as better ? 

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Going with a dual channel kit is smart because the sticks are meant to run together. Theoretically there is no problem in combining different ones but it will get you a higher chance of unpredictable errors talking from my personal experience (at least with older platforms), but may anyone correct me if I'm wrong.

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31 minutes ago, Poka said:

hi thanks for the response , quick question if i was to go for the cheaper upgrade which is just  buying the same speed and latency , how much gain difference is it vs having a dual channel kit ? is it just much better for me to buy a dual channel kit ram again or is upgrading to another same specs of ram is just as better ? 

The biggest capacity you can get in at least dual channel. Within budget of course.

 

I can't have one slower speed module than high speed one cause the one that is faster will have to sacrifice itself to match the slower ones speed. So not great,

 

How ever you can get dual channel even by mixing up modules. Assuming they are identical capacities. You can run dual channel fine.

 

So as you said you have one 8gb then get another and you're good to go dual channel.

 

However as @ROBiMS said possible issues but I never experienced it as I never mixed ram myself.

 


My Setup

Build Name: DarkFlash

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 32" Curved QHD 2560x1440 VA 144hz 1ms

Chassis: EVGA DG-87

Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus [Wi-Fi]

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900x @ 4.25Ghz -0.1000 Vcore Offset

CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 360mm AIO w/ 3x120mm Corsair ML Pro RGB Fans

Memory/RAM: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 4x8GB 32GB 3200Mhz 1600mhz FCLK @ D.O.C.P.

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 8GB OC @ +130 Core +250 Memory

PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000w G3 w/ custom modmesh black & blood red cables from cablemod

Boot/OS SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB

BIggest Game SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Game SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB

Performance/Editing HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB

Storage HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB

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When it comes to RAM, there are too many variable and the only thing that is certain is that dual channel is always better than single channel. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 hours ago, pstarlord said:

When it comes to RAM, there are too many variable and the only thing that is certain is that dual channel is always better than single channel. 

Ahhh , but will mine Run As Dual Channel if it were the same Speed and Latency but Different Brands

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, ChaosCGTV said:

The biggest capacity you can get in at least dual channel. Within budget of course.

 

I can't have one slower speed module than high speed one cause the one that is faster will have to sacrifice itself to match the slower ones speed. So not great,

 

How ever you can get dual channel even by mixing up modules. Assuming they are identical capacities. You can run dual channel fine.

 

So as you said you have one 8gb then get another and you're good to go dual channel.

 

However as @ROBiMS said possible issues but I never experienced it as I never mixed ram myself.

 

Hi thanks for the reply , Will two different Brands with same Speed and Latency but Different Brands Run as Dual Channel ? or not ? 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, ROBiMS said:

Going with a dual channel kit is smart because the sticks are meant to run together. Theoretically there is no problem in combining different ones but it will get you a higher chance of unpredictable errors talking from my personal experience (at least with older platforms), but may anyone correct me if I'm wrong.

really like to go for the dual channel kit but at this days saving up money is a must so i would really like to go for the much cheaper upgrade adding one more 8 GB but the my question is will it run as DUAL channel if it were the same speed / latency but different brands ?

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2 hours ago, Poka said:

really like to go for the dual channel kit but at this days saving up money is a must so i would really like to go for the much cheaper upgrade adding one more 8 GB but the my question is will it run as DUAL channel if it were the same speed / latency but different brands ?

Yes, same speed and capacity should run at dual channel. As I said never use you different capacity or speed.


My Setup

Build Name: DarkFlash

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 32" Curved QHD 2560x1440 VA 144hz 1ms

Chassis: EVGA DG-87

Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus [Wi-Fi]

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900x @ 4.25Ghz -0.1000 Vcore Offset

CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 360mm AIO w/ 3x120mm Corsair ML Pro RGB Fans

Memory/RAM: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 4x8GB 32GB 3200Mhz 1600mhz FCLK @ D.O.C.P.

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 8GB OC @ +130 Core +250 Memory

PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000w G3 w/ custom modmesh black & blood red cables from cablemod

Boot/OS SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB

BIggest Game SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Game SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB

Performance/Editing HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB

Storage HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB

Mouse: Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition

Mouse Pad: Razer Firefly Cloth Edition

Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma

Microphone: HyperX Quadcast

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Eyewear/Glasses: Gunnar Optiks Razer FPS

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6 hours ago, Poka said:

Ahhh , but will mine Run As Dual Channel if it were the same Speed and Latency but Different Brands

You could try, in theory, yes it would, but it might not.  

 

When it comes to RAM and the labeling of it, you get a very small amount of information you get the Speed, CAS, and a few main timings.  There are quite a few sub timings involved that also need to be stable. If the two brands happen to also be using the exact same dye, Samsung B Dye for example, will usually need different sub timings than a Hynix dye.  Putting them on Auto might work, you might get lucking and you find a combination of those timings that work.  But all it takes is one of those variables to be out of an acceptable range of one of your sticks of RAM and then you'll lose stability. 

 

What RAM does often gets overlooked, but it's essentially the time keeper for everything in your system, if it's not running smoothly, then the whole system doesn't function well. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, pstarlord said:

You could try, in theory, yes it would, but it might not.  

 

When it comes to RAM and the labeling of it, you get a very small amount of information you get the Speed, CAS, and a few main timings.  There are quite a few sub timings involved that also need to be stable. If the two brands happen to also be using the exact same dye, Samsung B Dye for example, will usually need different sub timings than a Hynix dye.  Putting them on Auto might work, you might get lucking and you find a combination of those timings that work.  But all it takes is one of those variables to be out of an acceptable range of one of your sticks of RAM and then you'll lose stability. 

 

What RAM does often gets overlooked, but it's essentially the time keeper for everything in your system, if it's not running smoothly, then the whole system doesn't function well. 

Mind Blowing Man Thanks for this explanation really helpful thank you thank you

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, ChaosCGTV said:

Yes, same speed and capacity should run at dual channel. As I said never use you different capacity or speed.

Perfect Thank you So Much ! Will order one tommorow

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