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Mixing different RAM

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently finished my new build. Currently in it have have a 16 GB (2x 8GB) DDR4-3600 ram kit. Right now I have a left over single 8 GB stick from my old computer and it's speed is 3200. Would it be a good idea to put the 3200 in with my 3600 the change the ram speed to 3200 in the bios? Is the slower speed worth the extra capacity?


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Adding just one extra stick would likely force your computer into single channel mode. That's not good for performance.


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Just now, BobVonBob said:

Adding just one extra stick would likely force your computer into single channel mode. That's not good for performance.

He might have a triple channel motherboard therefore improving performance lol.

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