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48 gb of ddr4 ram running at 2400 mhz or 32 gb running at 3200 mhz?

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19 minutes ago, StyvyStiefel said:

do I install the 32gbs and have it run at 3200mhz?

first of all, zen+ might not be able to do 3200MHz on 16gb dimms

maybe 3000 is a safer option

but if the prices arent too different then sure, you can manually downclock and tighten the timing if it doesnt run at 3200

 

as for your question, 

16 minutes ago, Panoramix97 said:

If you use more than 32gb of ram on ur pc usage then use the 48gb option
If you will never need the extra RAM, use the 32gb 3200 mhz option

answered it pretty well

because hitting pagefile sucks more than slow RAM

 

6 minutes ago, StyvyStiefel said:

Is there an extra benefit to using the 3200mhz option over the 2400mhz?

some, though it may not be too obvious

 

mixing and matching RAM may not work though, so there's a possibility that it wont even boot with the 48gb config.

but it should be fine

Hey all, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe!

 

I just bought a ddr4 ram upgrade kit of 32gb that runs at 3200mhz, but the ram I have right now is 2 8gb sticks that runs at 2400mhz.

So the question is, should I keep the 16gbs installed, install the additional 32gb, and have it run at 2400mhz for a total of 48gbs of ram?

Or, do I install the 32gbs and have it run at 3200mhz?

I have a Ryzen 2700x on a ASRock B450 PRO4.

I game on the side, but I mostly use programs like Solidworks, Labview, photoshop, 1000 tabs of chrome, and some video editing once in a while.

Thanks!

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4 minutes ago, StyvyStiefel said:

Hey all, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe!

 

I just bought a ddr4 ram upgrade kit of 32gb that runs at 3200mhz, but the ram I have right now is 2 8gb sticks that runs at 2400mhz.

So the question is, should I keep the 16gbs installed, install the additional 32gb, and have it run at 2400mhz for a total of 48gbs of ram?

Or, do I install the 32gbs and have it run at 3200mhz?

I have a Ryzen 2700x on a ASRock B450 PRO4.

I game on the side, but I mostly use programs like Solidworks, Labview, photoshop, 1000 tabs of chrome, and some video editing once in a while.

Thanks!

If you use more than 32gb of ram on ur pc usage then use the 48gb option

If you will never need the extra RAM, use the 32gb 3200 mhz option

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9 minutes ago, Panoramix97 said:

If you use more than 32gb of ram on ur pc usage then use the 48gb option

If you will never need the extra RAM, use the 32gb 3200 mhz option

Is there an extra benefit to using the 3200mhz option over the 2400mhz?

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Use the faster RAM unless u actually need all that RAM for ur use case.

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19 minutes ago, StyvyStiefel said:

do I install the 32gbs and have it run at 3200mhz?

first of all, zen+ might not be able to do 3200MHz on 16gb dimms

maybe 3000 is a safer option

but if the prices arent too different then sure, you can manually downclock and tighten the timing if it doesnt run at 3200

 

as for your question, 

16 minutes ago, Panoramix97 said:

If you use more than 32gb of ram on ur pc usage then use the 48gb option
If you will never need the extra RAM, use the 32gb 3200 mhz option

answered it pretty well

because hitting pagefile sucks more than slow RAM

 

6 minutes ago, StyvyStiefel said:

Is there an extra benefit to using the 3200mhz option over the 2400mhz?

some, though it may not be too obvious

 

mixing and matching RAM may not work though, so there's a possibility that it wont even boot with the 48gb config.

but it should be fine

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4 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

first of all, zen+ might not be able to do 3200MHz on 16gb dimms

maybe 3000 is a safer option

but if the prices arent too different then sure, you can manually downclock and tighten the timing if it doesnt run at 3200

 

as for your question, 

answered it pretty well

because hitting pagefile sucks more than slow RAM

 

some, though it may not be too obvious

 

mixing and matching RAM may not work though, so there's a possibility that it wont even boot with the 48gb config.

but it should be fine

That's a good point, I didn't even consider if my cpu supports 3200mhz >.> 

Fortunately for me, the kit that I bought is just 4$ more than the kit that runs at 3000 😅

I'll probably try to run 48gb config first and see if it's even stable because I definitely need those two extra chrome tabs open.

Thank you!

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