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How much RAM do i need?

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Just now, DraaiStoel said:

HDD isnt a problem, i got an SSD with windows on it

well... if you're hitting the post file, just get another 8 gigs stick

So i got an Intel I5-7400 and 1x8GB of ram and a 1050TI and an MSI H110 PRO-VH
and i was looking to upgrade my ram, but i thought about it, looked at it, and i came to the conclusion, 24GB of ram, 1x16 1x8, at 3000MHZ Ballistix sports DDR4
and my question is, is this overkill with this rig? since my FPS is limited by RAM, should i go with it, or should i buy 2x8?(PS. i only got 2 slots on my motherboard)

 

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there is absolutly no need for 24 gigs

 

and it would be kinda stupid, because you can't fully run it in dual channel

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ok so in what way is your FPS RAM limited? wut 8GB is well enough for games generally

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

there is absolutly no need for 24 gigs

 

and it would be kinda stupid, because you can't fully run it in dual channel

but how much RAM do you recommend then?

 

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It's not recommended to mix and match sticks of RAM. Make sure all your RAM has the same capacity, same brand, same speed, same timings. Getting another 8GB stick that is the exact same as your current one is sufficient.

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Just now, Bananasplit_00 said:

ok so in what way is your FPS RAM limited? wut 8GB is well enough for games generally

single channel maybe. 8gb should enough for i5-8400 and 1050ti

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Just now, DraaiStoel said:

but how much RAM do you recommend then?

 

16 if you have anything else open or limited in gaming performence by it (which i don't see happening rn)

8 if you're just gaming

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Just now, _d0nut said:

It's not recommended to mix and match sticks of RAM. Make sure all your RAM has the same capacity, same brand, same speed, same timings. Getting another 8GB stick that is the exact same as your current one is sufficient.

its all the same, only diffrent GB sizes

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Just now, _d0nut said:

It's not recommended to mix and match sticks of RAM. Make sure all your RAM has the same capacity, same brand, same speed, same timings. Getting another 8GB stick that is the exact same as your current one is sufficient.

It's possible, but ram compatability is a weird thing on its own...

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Getting a second 8GB is the way to go, unless you do video editing or something, in which case I wouldn't know for sure, but I believe you'd need more.

Make sure it's the same product.

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

16 if you have anything else open or limited in gaming performence by it (which i don't see happening rn)

8 if you're just gaming

If OP upgrades to a better PC and increases his in game settings 8 is probably not enough, especially in single channel 

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

16 if you have anything else open or limited in gaming performence by it (which i don't see happening rn)

8 if you're just gaming

so 24Gigs isnt recommended? since, doesnt more ram make everything go smoother, like outside of gaming? (i also have alot of PC freezes cuz of ram shortage

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1 minute ago, DraaiStoel said:

its all the same, only diffrent GB sizes

 

2 minutes ago, _d0nut said:

Make sure all your RAM has the same capacity, same brand, same speed, same timings. 

 

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Just now, DraaiStoel said:

so 24Gigs isnt recommended? since, doesnt more ram make everything go smoother, like outside of gaming? (i also have alot of PC freezes cuz of ram shortage

nope... so you're hitting the post file? or are you just limited by your hdd?

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1 minute ago, _d0nut said:

If OP upgrades to a better PC and increases his in game settings 8 is probably not enough, especially in single channel 

true. in SINGLE channel. 8 gigs is minimum for gaming these days. 16 is highly recommended. even I can't use 24 gigs for something inside gaming

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

nope... so you're hitting the post file? or are you just limited by your hdd?

HDD isnt a problem, i got an SSD with windows on it

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Just now, DraaiStoel said:

HDD isnt a problem, i got an SSD with windows on it

well... if you're hitting the post file, just get another 8 gigs stick

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

well... if you're hitting the post file, just get another 8 gigs stick

That'll be it then, but 2x8 is faster then 1x16, so, ill get a 2x8 package, any recommended speeds or should i just got with 2400?

 

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1 minute ago, DraaiStoel said:

That'll be it then, but 2x8 is faster then 1x16, so, ill get a 2x8 package, any recommended speeds or should i just got with 2400?

 

for intel 2400 is enough... intel doesn't really feel a difference in ram speeds

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

for intel 2400 is enough... intel doesn't really feel a difference in ram speeds

Okay, thanks alot!

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3 minutes ago, DraaiStoel said:

That'll be it then, but 2x8 is faster then 1x16, so, ill get a 2x8 package, any recommended speeds or should i just got with 2400?

 

If you are getting a brand new 2x8 kit, then anything above 2400 should be fine for an intel CPU. If you are getting one 8gb stick to add to the other stick, then get one with the same speed as the other

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1 minute ago, _d0nut said:

If you are getting a brand new 2x8 kit, then anything above 2400 should be fine for an intel CPU. If you are getting one 8gb stick to add to the other stick, then get one with the same speed as the other

 

4 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

for intel 2400 is enough... intel doesn't really feel a difference in ram speeds

Im getting conflicting results, which one?

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1 minute ago, DraaiStoel said:

 

Im getting conflicting results, which one?

are you keeping your old stick? then just get 2400

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

are you keeping your old stick? then just get 2400

im throwing that in the "Maybe i could make another rig out of this" bin, the old one

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Just now, DraaiStoel said:

im throwing that in the "Maybe i could make another rig out of this" bin

well, on that board I wouldn't put anything much more heavy, so go ahead...

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