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Why is it so pricey to go from 16GB DDR4 ram to 32gb?

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The picture was blurry AF but appears to be PC12800 DDR3 and you guys are talking about DDR4. Not knowing your ass from your elbow when it comes to these things doesn't make life easy for people.
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Gee wrote:
Nov 6th, 2017 11:27 am
There are only three major providers for memory.

Micron (Crucial)
Samsung
Hynix (LG / Hyundai)

There are some smaller guys like Toshiba, TI, etc but 90% of the supply is provided by the 3 big guys

It's not that different brands are not compatible with each other. It has everything to do with the configuration of the module. The density and the timings.

It is just easier to tell everyone to get matching pairs, this ensures that they will work together. Mixing different modules with different densities will still work, but the memory will not run in dual channel. Dual channel allows the memory to interleave. If you managed to find identical modules (density) from different brands, it will work in dual channel

In your situation, you're not gaming, the speed differences will not matter to you. You're heavily invested into the Adobe framework and more memory will benefit you.
Which provider makes the memory that Corsair uses for their Vengenance line?
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TheRock2012 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:21 am
Which provider makes the memory that Corsair uses for their Vengenance line?
All he third party manufacturers (Kingston, Corsair, G-Skill etc) do spot buys, they will buy from one of the big 3 and rebrand their chips. Whoever is cheapest that day.

The only way to tell is by looking at the part number for the chip. Each manufacturer has its own variation.
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Gee wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:54 pm
All he third party manufacturers (Kingston, Corsair, G-Skill etc) do spot buys, they will buy from one of the big 3 and rebrand their chips. Whoever is cheapest that day.

The only way to tell is by looking at the part number for the chip. Each manufacturer has its own variation.
Great thanks for that advice.
I will check the part # when I get it to know what I am getting that is hiding behind the brand badge.
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DiamondDallasPage wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 7:29 pm
I can order the Crucial you posted but it's only 2133mhz, will this make a difference? Will both my ram sticks clock down to 2133?
Your current stick is 2400, but I think it is only running at 2133 because the 170 chipset doesn’t support 2400 without over clocking.

It won’t make a difference in your case.

If you want, you can check in the BIOS to see what speed your memory is actually running at.
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Just looked up ram I bought last year vs price now, holy shit. Image
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Mistersprinkles wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:33 pm
The picture was blurry AF but appears to be PC12800 DDR3 and you guys are talking about DDR4. Not knowing your ass from your elbow when it comes to these things doesn't make life easy for people.
All you have to do is look up the model of his computer in any RAM configurator.

It is DDR4 SoDIMM

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