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Different-sized RAM sticks

IAmAndre
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Hi,

 

I'm buying this black Friday a laptop that comes with 8GB of RAM, which I want to upgrade. Would buying a 16GB stick running at the same frequency impact the performance negatively vs an 8GB one?

 

Thanks

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probably not, just be sure it's compatible

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Most likely not, do pay attention to the CAS Latency as well not just frequency to make sure every thing is right... only catch is that you will only have Dual Channel enabled up to 16gb (8x2) if you happen to fill above this it'll run on single channel.

 

Do you really need 24gb of ram on a laptop?

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You mean putting a 16GB stick and a 8GB at once, it won't have performance issues 99% of the times, but the 16GB stick only 8GB of it will be in dual-channel mode, while the rest will be in single channel mode.

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37 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Most likely not, do pay attention to the CAS Latency as well not just frequency to make sure every thing is right... only catch is that you will only have Dual Channel enabled up to 16gb (8x2) if you happen to fill above this it'll run on single channel.

 

Do you really need 24gb of ram on a laptop?

Actually I'll be doing some After Effects,

which can be RAM-hungry.

35 minutes ago, voiha said:

You mean putting a 16GB stick and a 8GB at once, it won't have performance issues 99% of the times, but the 16GB stick only 8GB of it will be in dual-channel mode, while the rest will be in single channel mode.

Interesting, I didn't that was possible. I guess no performance loss in this case

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1 minute ago, IAmAndre said:

Actually I'll be doing some After Effects,

which can be RAM-hungry.

Interesting, I didn't that was possible. I guess no performance loss in this case

Yeah, it will just operate at the slower RAM state

Motherboard: MSI BM250-PRO-VD           <-- Build 1    Build 2 -->        Motherboard: ASRock Z370M Pro4                     
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700                                                   CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
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RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2400Mhz                                        RAM: HyperX Predator 16gb DDR4 3000mhz
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