RAM - which of these would best for my motherboard?

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    RAM - which of these would best for my motherboard?

    My W7 Ultimate is running on an Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0 motherboard.
    It has only two slots for RAM and these contain 2 x 8GB DDR4 units as shown on the Speccy screenshot.

    I want to replace these with 2 x 16GB. The motherboard manual says this:
    DDR4 DIMM slots: Install 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and 16GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR4 DIMMS into these DIMM sockets.

    The other attached pic shows the available types of 2 x 16GB available from my merchant. Are any of these much better than the others? BTW: I realize that all of the RAM shown here is faster (at 3200 and 3600) than my installed sticks which I think are about half that speed. I assume this is OK?
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    Yes. The ram will run at maximum 2666 anyway on your motherboard. Looks like you have already enabled XMP in bios.

    If it says 1333 that means 2666

    RAM - which of these would best for my motherboard?-cpu-z.jpg

    Unless you want the cheap brothel lights on your ram, the corsair vengeance should be fine. Looks quite expensive at your merchant, what sort of dollars are they?

    60.10 and it includes the 20% sales tax.
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  4. Posts : 1,869
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    Do you need 32 gb? Maxing out your memory doesn't in itself speed up your computer. Having enough to do your daily tasks does. If you only use say 10 on any given day it'll mostly be wasted.
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    I had a similar asus h310m board. They dont have a huge number of pcie lanes and connectors but are fine for most purposes.
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    Win7, Win10, Win11

    A few already tested for compatibility options are listed here on your Motherboards Memory QVL list:

    PRIME H310M-E R2.0|Motherboards|ASUS USA
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  7. Posts : 441
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    Thread Starter

    Guys, thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

    SIW2:. I have a separate GFX card, a GeForce GTX 960.
    And no flashing colored lights for me. Dunno why orientals go for that stuff.
    The prices listed are in NZ dollars. $NZ100 = $US60 or 48 UK pounds.
    I attached the NZ (merchant is PBTech) price list because there's quite a variation from lowest to highest price. Is there a reason why some brands are dearer than others or is it just marketing hype? Like, 'if it's more expensive it must be better'.

    BlueBonnett: Thanks for the link. Interesting. Is that a US or UK site?

    townsbg: The main reason I want more ram is that I'm a lazy browser and often have so many open webpages that the OS gets constipated.

    SIW2: The board works for my W7 requirements. It's quite modest but does pretty much everything I need.

    AmericanPharaoh: Thanks for the lists. Seems like Asus approve pretty much every ram brand.

    So. Seems like I might as well go for the cheapest ram on the PBTech list?
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    I already suggested the corsair vengeance lpx. It happens to be the second cheapest on your list.
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  9. Posts : 441
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    SIW2: Sorry, you did indeed, I didn't see it. Yes, the Corsair will do fine, seeing as there's no reason to spend up large on the other choices.
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    If the 3600 is hardly any difference in price, you could consider that. It wont be faster on your current motherboard but you might transfer to different mobo sometime in future.
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