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16gb RAM to 32 or 48?

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Hey so I’m a total beginner at these type of things so it might sound dumb. Basically I’m looking for a decent priced 32gb RAM PC but can’t find none. So i thought maybe i could buy a 16gb ram pc and add additional ram to it. But i know some motherboards aren’t compatible with some rams etc. If I buy this pc (
https://www.newegg.ca/abs-computer-technologies-ali419/p/N82E16883102997?Item=N82E16883102997) and buy additional 2 x 16gb sticks of ram can i add them with the already existing ones or do i have to replace the already existing ones with the new ones ? If it can help these are the sticks of ram i plan to buy (
https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232091?Item=N82E16820232091)

Sorry if it sounds dumb and thanks for any kind of help :)
 

Pyro

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Welcome to the forum, rewindsanity.

Let's go over some ram basics:

Ram is used for files that are being temporarily used, so it's not always necessary to have as much as you can get, it really depends on what you use the PC for.

More sticks is better than less, because of how computers work nowadays, 4 x 4GB sticks will be significantly faster than 1 x 16GB stick.

You CPU and Motherboard will bottleneck what ram you can use, providing us with the model #s will help us get you on track to the right options.

Depending on what you do, more ram will be utilized at a time, I'd think about what you're going to be using the computer for in the foreseeable future and think about it.

Finally, adding more ram is rarely a good thing unless it is the same sticks, crossmatching sticks can lead to system instabilities, if you plan on buying ram buy it in a set, these are guaranteed to work with one another.
 

rewindsanity

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Welcome to the forum, rewindsanity.

Let's go over some ram basics:

Ram is used for files that are being temporarily used, so it's not always necessary to have as much as you can get, it really depends on what you use the PC for.

More sticks is better than less, because of how computers work nowadays, 4 x 4GB sticks will be significantly faster than 1 x 16GB stick.

You CPU and Motherboard will bottleneck what ram you can use, providing us with the model #s will help us get you on track to the right options.

Depending on what you do, more ram will be utilized at a time, I'd think about what you're going to be using the computer for in the foreseeable future and think about it.

Finally, adding more ram is rarely a good thing unless it is the same sticks, crossmatching sticks can lead to system instabilities, if you plan on buying ram buy it in a set, these are guaranteed to work with one another.
Oh I see thanks for the explanation. So if i understood, i should replace the already existing ram with the new sticks of ram because it might causes system instabilities? And the motherboard is an Intel B460.
 

Pyro

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No need to hit reply, it just muddies up all that we have to read. :)

Please specify your exact board/cpu, or use the following program to give us all the info we need:

Please download and run speccy.

Once you have ran speccy, follow the instructions to upload a snapshot found here.


To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

  1. In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
  2. In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
  3. Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot dialog box. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.
 
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