so, I have 2x8gb now, if I got 2x16 soon, then I should have a smoother faster experience right?
would I put the higher ram into the current slots and the 2x8 in the non used atm slots?
would it be better to wait 5-6 weeks and get 2x32gb ram?
by mixed ram, it’s paired right? So I can have say 2x8 and 2x16?
i missed this, knowing how much you can install overshadowed how much you wanted
Any ram not sold in a set. 2 or more different sticks or sets.
Ram is identical to each other. Sets can have 2, 4 or 8 sticks in them. Sold in the same package.
sticks in that set are only tested to work with other sticks in that set.
Single sticks aren't tested to run with any other sticks, its luck if they will run at right speed and timings with another stick.
The more non matched sticks you put into a system, the more chances of BSOD or errors you didn't have before, starting.
if you want 64gb of ram, buy a set of either 4 x 16gb or 2 x 32gb as they should work. It is the safest option** and may work out faster in long run as no need to replace memory that doesn't get along with the other sticks.
If you buy 2 single sticks from the same shop on same day and they both have same specs, there is probably a good chance they are using the same memory chips inside and same timings.
Buying 2 single sticks on different days may not match up. they may have different memory on them.
Not all memory stick makers make their own memory. Many seem to actually use Micron and Samsung, I think Crucial use their own.
I have helped one person who had a board with 8 slots and who had 128gb of mixed ram in his PC. It worked for him but its not a guarantee. He just thought he had more ram than he did.
**I feel I need to mention you can just get bad sticks, brand new sticks can be broken, and need replacement but the odds are small, just possible. I had to return ram when making this PC as first set was creating BSOD. At least its free to replace.