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Hi my friend asked me for help in picking memory but I have no idea which is the best one for him. His system is AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Motherboard. 
Can some tell me what the best memory to buy at 1X16gb?
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2 minutes ago, syfer said:
Hi my friend asked me for help in picking memory but I have no idea which is the best one for him. His system is AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Motherboard. 
Can some tell me what the best memory to buy at 1X16gb?

Does he have another stick of 1x16GB already?

If not, get 2x8GB at 3200Mhz CL16 or better. Just choose those specs (or 3600Mhz CL16/CL18) and get the cheapest from a reputable brand (although I personally prefer G.Skill for AMD systems).

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Why not 2x8GB RAM? As for gaming there is a significant difference if RAM is single or dual-channel.

... but I'm no expert

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not at 1x16gb, you're literally kneecapping the CPU

CPU: Intel core i7-8086K Case: CORSAIR Crystal 570X RGB CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB Storage: Samsung 960 EVO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal PSU: EVGA 1000 GQ, 80+ GOLD 1000W, Semi Modular GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200mhz Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E Gaming

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Agree with previous responses. 2x8 is better. The mobo has 4 ram slots so this doesn't limit future expansion should it be needed.

Main system: Asus Maximus VIII Hero, i7-6700k stock, Noctua D14, G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 2x8GB, Gigabyte GTX 1650, Corsair HX750i, In Win 303 NVIDIA, Samsung SM951 512GB, WD Blue 1TB, HP LP2475W 1200p wide gamut

Desktop Gaming system: Asrock Z370 Pro4, i7-8086k stock, Noctua D15, Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200 4x16GB, Asus Strix 1080Ti, NZXT E850 PSU, Cooler Master MasterBox 5, Optane 900p 280GB, Crucial MX200 1TB, Sandisk 960GB, Acer Predator XB241YU 1440p 144Hz G-sync

TV Gaming system: Asus X299 TUF mark 2, 7920X @ 8c8t, Noctua D15, Corsair Vengeance LPX RGB 3000 8x8GB, Gigabyte RTX 2070, Corsair HX1000i, GameMax Abyss, Samsung 970 Evo 500GB, LG OLED55B9PLA

VR system: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming, i7-6700T stock, Scythe Kozuti, Kingston Hyper-X 2666 2x8GB, Zotac 1070 FE, Corsair CX450M, Silverstone SG13, Samsung PM951 256GB, Crucial BX500 1TB, HTC Vive

Gaming laptop: Asus FX503VD, i5-7300HQ, 2x8GB DDR4, GTX 1050, Sandisk 256GB + 480GB SSD

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well he is going to buy 2 x 2x16GB single stick so that would 2 stick. 

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