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RainOfPain125 6 months ago

I'm planning a build with Ryzen's TR and the motherboard in question has 8 RAM slots, with quad channel memory. So if I got two different kits with 4 RAM sticks each I would be fine, considering they're all running in a separate channel from each other in case of incompatibility or etc?

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Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Depends on several factors but unless they have the exact same timings you are likely to have issues.

TR like Intel HEDT uses two dual channel memory controllers that can support two DIMMs per channel to achieve all four channels, but to avoid issues they are slaved to the same timings which is where the problems arise.

RainOfPain125 submitter 1 point 6 months ago

Nah, I'm going to get identical kits, I just want to buy a 4x16GB kit now and upgrade with another 4x16GB kit of the same speeds, CAS, and timings. Should be alright?

Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

That would be fine.