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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 980 Pro - 2TB NVMe SSD PSU: EVGA 1000 GQ, 80+ GOLD 1000W, Semi Modular GPU: EVGA 02G-P4 GeForce GT 1030 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.

TV Gaming system: Asus B560M-A, i7-11700k, Scythe Fuma 2, Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200@21334 4x16GB, MSI 3070 Gaming Trio X, EVGA Supernova G2L 850W, Anidees Ai Crystal, Samsung 980 Pro 2TB, LG OLED55B9PLA 4k120 G-Sync Compatible
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well he is going to buy 2 x 2x16GB single stick so that would 2 stick. 

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