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Upgrade to 32GB 4x8gb?

Discussion in 'Memory' started by sHAYM4N, 10 May 2019.

  1. sHAYM4N

    Associate

    Joined: 21 Mar 2016

    Posts: 12

    Location: Halifax, UK

    Hey all, Ive been running my rig now for a few years which is built on this kit I bought. https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/t...ked-discounted-elite-tier-very-fast.18692676/

    Maximus Hero VIII
    i7 6700k (Oc'd as per the guide to 4.5Ghz)
    16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz
    GTX 980Ti (Gigabyte Windforce)

    I use the rig daily for work (as a games artist/designer 3D & 2D work) as well as gaming. It's been running fine but I will be looking to build something new hopefully later this year.

    Only bottleneck I have atm is RAM 16GB seems to be pretty low now with the apps I often have to have open, so looking to upgrade it. Dont think OCUK have a 2x8gb pack available atm at this speed, but have found one at a discounted price at my local supplier.

    I understand it will only run at dual channel at this board, but just wondering if anyone knew if this board would be fine with it, and if there are any changes I would have to make to the OC guide above? Its mainly about capacity for now, so not looking for any real gaming performance improvements.

    Any advice greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Silent_Scone

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Sep 2011

    Posts: 12,530

    Location: Surrey

    4 sticks are often easier to OC on those boards due to the DRAM topology