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If that isn't free shipping it's nothing special, seen 1x16GB 3200 16-18-18 for $98 all the time on their site.
I'm planning on getting flight sim 2020, I've already got an 8gb stick (not sure about speed, whatever the techfast default is). If I stuck this in as well would it be worth it?
Mixing is bad, with DDR3 it wasn't a huge deal but with DDR4 oh boy it's really easy to (profanity) up. You could just buy another stick of the Techfast RAM and OC if it's the same as mine. Can see the part number in the SPD tab of CPU-Z. I got it to 3733CL18 and 3200CL15 at 1.34V, and memory doesn't really have variance with the lottery as dramatically as a CPU or GPU does.
Youd need to relax timings to suite, better off get a new 32gb kit and sell or repurpose your 8gb. FS2020 recommends 32gb.
Does it really need that much though? That's quite a lot.
FS2020 has 16gb listed as recommended: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/microsoft-flight-simulator...
I'd be wanting to run this game to the best of it's ability given the price and all the hype around it
@BargainKen: How about we just wait and see real world usage…
I hardly use up 16gb of memory but I have 2 empty slots in my MB. Should I buy more memory to fill up the empty slots? If so what can I do with more memory in the system ?
Don't be so vain!
Open more chrome tabs.
Basically you can have more stuff running actively in the background from gaming social platforms to messaging clients to music players to background monitors to security software to recording capturing software to gaming add-ons to multiple browsers to many browsing tabs (most common scenario) to just running really beefy games with no risk of crashing so peace of mind.
16gb will suit pretty much everybody.
But I went to 32gb of ddr3 for peace of mind to eliminate any cause of errors being ram related in terms of limitations because I like to stress test every thing and just see how much a system can take and from my small experimenting it's usually the CPU that gives out when you eliminate the ram possibility.
Mine are fully populated. I run lots of virtual machines.
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Most likely Samsung C-die or Hynix CJR, older kits ran Hynix MFR but all that stock is probably cleared now.
Can confirm Samsung on a 2019 model and hynix on a 2017 model.
Yeah I thought that would be how it went, MFR -> CJR -> C-die. Maybe C-die and CJR swap though, because the version on the sticker for C-die is 4.32 but CJR is 5.32.
@Void: I got a 32gig stick from Newegg recently, uses Hynix MJR - cant find a lot of information about it online.
@BargainKen: *MFR, older one I assume. Probably the 2nd worst one. If you crank it up to 1.45V you could do 3200CL15 and maybe CL14 if you're lucky. Doesn't really go past 3400MT/s. CJR is the best of these, Samsung C-die 2nd best.
@Void: Its a 3600Mhz C18 high density stick, could possible get tighter timings with lower frequency, havent really tried though.
@BargainKen: So the version on the sticks is 5.39? With a bit of luck you could possibly get 3600CL17. Most importantly tighten tRFC, it's the most influential on game performance.
Have the same kit in a build with a r5 2600, does the job. Was getting 2 or 3 crashes a session playing warzone until I changed the xmp profile to 2933mhz. Hasn't crashed again, not sure if it's anything to do with the kit though.
EDIT: oops thought it was 2x 8gb
Could be the 2600, might have to play around with SOC, VDDP and VDDG voltages.
Any feedback on this?
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18 1.35V Desktop Memory - Black
Fine. Some people with dents in their heads will say it's exactly the same as 3200CL16, not it is not, there is increased bandwidth, lower latency from tertiary timings and on Ryzen you get a healthy 200MHz boost to FCLK which can improve performance a bit, 3-4%.