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    x99 Ram Expansion

    Hi. I have an ASUS Rog Strix x99 Gaming MB, a 6900K and 16gb (2x8) ram. They obviously run in dual channel. Now, if I bought the same kit again, could I even run them in quad channel? Would there be problems?
    My ram run in xmp at 3200mhz (16/18/18/38). If I wanted to use a quad channel config, could I use the same speeds, provided I had a kit that could handle it, or is quad channel running slower?

    Also, ASUS, please fix the OC issue with Broadwell-E overclocking, deleting mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll is fun and stuff, but come on...

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    Hi,
    Just going by the timings it's likely better at dual channel than quad likely hynix memory chips but you'd have to post a direct link to the kit you have.
    Dual channel will oc easier than quad will usually.

    But yeah if you want to add more memory get a 32gb kit capable of quad channel not just stating dual channel since z170.... boards it's been hit and miss they are only dual channel period so those kits are only good for that unless otherwise stated in the spec's for quad/ x99/ x299
    But I'd go mostly for x99 compatibility since that is the platform you're on.

    Want new memory use this x99 3200C14 is the bomb pricey though
    https://benzhaomin.github.io/bdiefinder/

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    Thanks for the answers so far.

    My memory kit:
    https://www.gskill.com/en/product/f4-3200c16d-16gtzb
    Last edited by heart_of _the _tiger; 02-19-2019 at 06:26 PM.

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    Hi,
    Yep dual channel kit don't bother buying more.

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    Thanks a bunch.

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    Hi,
    No problem
    Only options are be happy where you're at knowing two sticks will oc higher usually
    Or 2nd use the b-die finder app and get the best 4x8gb kit. you can afford

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    I could get those for 300 bucks... used but with warranty. I'm seriously thinking about buying them.

    https://www.gskill.com/en/product/f4-3200c16q-32gtzr
    Last edited by heart_of _the _tiger; 02-21-2019 at 11:43 AM.

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    Hi,
    Likely hynix memory chips 16-18-18 instead of 16-16-16 but at least an x99 mother boards are listed on the qvl.
    Probably be lucky if they do the rated speed.
    x99 really likes samsung memory pretty much all there was when x99 first came out.
    Hynix/ micron were because of samsung memory shortage.

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    Ok then... which memory kit would you choose for an ASUS Rog Strix x99 Gaming and a 6900k??

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