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Trying to find the right ram at the best price possible

Budget (including currency): 80$-140$ Canadian pesos

Country: canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 3d AAA games and 2d indie games


So I built my computer about 3 or 4 years ago and I'm feeling like its time to upgrade some components. It is running an i5-6500 in a gigabyte GA-H110M A motherboard, with 2X4GB hyperx 2133mhz ram. I am not currently looking to upgrade the cpu or board, but I would like to get a 2X8GB kit of ram. While I am aware that the max rated ram speed for the cpu and the board is 2133mhz, I can't seem to find a straight answer on whether it is advisable to install ram that is a higher frequency, such as 3200mhz. I'd like to know because for some reason I can find kits of 3200 at 90$, while the 2133 kits are closer to 130$, and I'm on a budget. Will the 3200 kit just downclock itself to the right speed or no? Thanks for any help you can give.


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faster speed ram will run at lower speeds fine, definitely don't buy the slower, more expensive memory there.



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You cannot overclock memory on a H110 chipset. Most memory kits will downclock to 2133, but I'd check with the manufacturer to ensure compatibility, many kits want to start at 2400 now.

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