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I have 2x8gb sticks right now looking to upgrade to 32gb, should I buy two more 8gb's to pair with my current or buy new 32gb kit? (Speed is 2133mhz).

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5 minutes ago, Matthew Robinson said:

I have 2x8gb sticks right now looking to upgrade to 32gb, should I buy two more 8gb's to pair with my current or buy new 32gb kit? (Speed is 2133mhz).

 

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55 minutes ago, Matthew Robinson said:

I have 2x8gb sticks right now looking to upgrade to 32gb, should I buy two more 8gb's to pair with my current or buy new 32gb kit? (Speed is 2133mhz).

Just buy two  8 gig sticks. 

Then you won't have to discard the original kit 

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51 minutes ago, Lord Szechenyi said:

 

If you get the same make and model your 2 old stick will probably work with the two new sticks but only probably.  The chances go up if you get a kit though.  Intel has a better rep than AMD for this so if you have an intel system probability gets an additional bump.  Sort of a question of what is the risk worth to you?  If you do get a kit there is an argument for 2 16s over 4 8s it’s not a real strong one though.  It just makes overclocking ram easier. 

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1 hour ago, Bombastinator said:

If you get the same make and model your 2 old stick will probably work with the two new sticks but only probably.  The chances go up if you get a kit though.  Intel has a better rep than AMD for this so if you have an intel system probability gets an additional bump.  Sort of a question of what is the risk worth to you?  If you do get a kit there is an argument for 2 16s over 4 8s it’s not a real strong one though.  It just makes overclocking ram easier. 

You replied to the wrong person

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Here's a question that no one asked, do you need 32GB of RAM?

If only for gaming, no. There's no performance gain from 16GB to 32GB.

Faster RAM speed however, yes there will be performance gain.

 

If for editing or any RAM intensive workloads, sure go ahead with higher capacity ones.

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