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    Hero VIII 4 x8GB 3200Mhz? Good/Bad idea?

    Hey all, specs below just looking for a bit of advice on upgrading the ram in my rig

    Maximus Hero VIII
    i7 6700k (OC'd to 4.5Ghz)
    16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance 3200
    Gigabyte Windforce 980Ti
    Samsung EVO 512GB SSD (For OS Drive)
    Windows 10

    I used a guide that came with the kit for oc'ing the rig to 4.5Ghz when I purchased it and its been running stable since. I'm planning to build a new machine later in the year to replace this, but for now Im looking to upgrade the ram to 32GB having seen a matching kit for £90

    Will this cause any issues or will the board support it ok? I know it only runs dual channel but am I likely to see any peformance drops rather than increases? Its more about capacity at the moment, I work freelance as a 3D/2D artist and 16GB feels a bit low now for the apps I often have to have running.

    Any advice greatly appreciated!

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
    NemesisChild PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
    Headset Logitech G Pro
    Mouse Pad SteelSeries
    OS Windows 10 Home x64 (UEFI)
    Network RouterLinksys WRT1900AC
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    It is not good practice to combine unmatched sets of memory, even if it's the same brand and model.

    When it comes to system stability and peace of mine, always use matched sets.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
    ASUS Maximus X Hero (Bios 1801)
    NZXT Kraken X42
    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

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