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What RAM am I compatible with and which RAM is best?

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Hello, I am looking to upgrade my RAM from 8gb 2666MHz to 16gb 3200MHz or 16gb 3600MHz. I have a 8th gen I7 processor and a PRIME H310M-E R2.0 motherboard, will the RAM that I want to get be able to run on my CPU and my motherboard? Also, will my CPU and motherboard be able to handle 3200 or 3600MHz because I have 2666MHz now? 

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Per the manufacturer, it appears to be capped at 2666 MHz for 8th gen Intel chips with 6 or more cores. Which specific CPU do you have?

 

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the max frequency will be the one stated in the Intel ARK page for your CPU. H310 chipset does not support memory overclocking so you're limited by that. Higher rated sticks can run at lower frequencies just fine.

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I have a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700F CPU @ 3.00GHz   3.00 GHz

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I have 8GB of DDR4 does that change where the cap for MHz is?

 

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11 minutes ago, OoeyGooey said:

I have a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700F CPU @ 3.00GHz   3.00 GHz

Make sure you quote people so they know you replied.

 

2666 is the listed max for your CPU and motherboard. You appear to be limited to that. Capacity is irrelevant.

 

If you don't currently have two sticks of RAM that will be your best upgrade since then you will be taking advantage of dual-channel RAM.

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I have 2 sticks of 4gb ddr4 ram 2666mhz = , so your saying that it is not even worth it to upgrade to 16gb of ram because capcity if irrelevant because I'm capped out at 2666MHz?

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Just now, OoeyGooey said:

I have 2 sticks of 4gb ddr4 ram 2666mhz = , so your saying that it is not even worth it to upgrade to 16gb of ram because capcity if irrelevant because I'm capped out at 2666MHz?

 

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12 minutes ago, RAS_3885 said:

Make sure you quote people so they know you replied.

 

2666 is the listed max for your CPU and motherboard. You appear to be limited to that. Capacity is irrelevant.

 

If you don't currently have two sticks of RAM that will be your best upgrade since then you will be taking advantage of dual-channel RAM.

 

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2 minutes ago, OoeyGooey said:

I have 2 sticks of 4gb ddr4 ram 2666mhz = , so your saying that it is not even worth it to upgrade to 16gb of ram because capcity if irrelevant because I'm capped out at 2666MHz?

What I meant was the capacity of the RAM has no bearing on the speed you can run it at. You will be limited to 2666 regardless of how much RAM you have.

 

You can absolutely add additional RAM capacity if you need it; you'll see a major performance improvement if you consistently use more than your current 8 GB as you'll get rid of any page file calls the system makes when you run out of physical RAM. if you don't use more than 8 GB of RAM then you won't really see an improvement, but extra capacity is nice.

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Just now, OoeyGooey said:

Ok thank you! I was so confused.

 

1 minute ago, RAS_3885 said:

What I meant was the capacity of the RAM has no bearing on the speed you can run it at. You will be limited to 2666 regardless of how much RAM you have.

 

You can absolutely add additional RAM capacity if you need it; you'll see a major performance improvement if you consistently use more than your current 8 GB as you'll get rid of any page file calls the system makes when you run out of physical RAM. if you don't use more than 8 GB of RAM then you won't really see an improvement, but extra capacity is nice.

 

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