Upgrading Ram on my system from 2x8GB + addng 2x16GB - any problems?

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I have a mid tier system (back when I built it) which I would like to upgrade a little. The problem is that when I looked for this system I chose the ram with the lowest latency and lowest timing. I've found a lot of 2x16GB sticks that have higher latancy and higher timing, though they may have lower voltage at 1.2v. IDK if the diff voltages is a problem, of if I should stick with 1.35 like wht I have. Also, will the system work if on channel has 2 8GB sticks and the other channel has 2 16GB sticks?

The mother board is an MSI Z370 SLI PLUS capable of 64GB of RAM

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E168131...-3&Description=asrock z370&IsFeedbackTab=true

Intel Core i5-8400 Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.8 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I58400 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

https://www.neweggbusiness.com/product/product.aspx?item=9b-19-117-824

The ram is Gskill with the specs below.
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232229

Speed DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)

CAS Latency 14

Timing 14-14-14-34

Voltage 1.35V

ECC No

Buffered/Registered Unbuffered

Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit


Here is what I was considering, largely b/c the price is right!
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb...18&cm_sp=Dailydeal_SS-_-20-232-418-_-11272020

Speed DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000)
CAS Latency 16
Timing 16-18-18-38
Voltage 1.35V
ECC No
Buffered/Registered Unbuffered
Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit


G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C14D-32GVK $115

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820231943

Speed DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200)

CAS Latency 14Timing 14-14-14-34

Voltage 1.20V

ECC No

Buffered/Registered Unbuffered

Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit


G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) Desktop Memory Model F4-2800C14D-32GVK $130

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232198?Item=N82E16820232198

Speed DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400)

CAS Latency 14

Timing 14-14-14-35

Voltage 1.35V

ECC No

Buffered/Registered Unbuffered

Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit



G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) Intel Z370 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2800C14D-32GTZ $145

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820231973?Item=N82E16820231973

Speed DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400)

CAS Latency 14

Timing 14-14-14-35

Voltage 1.35V

ECC No

Buffered/Registered Unbuffered

Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit


This one below seems to have the closest latency and timing and the speed is pretty close as it's DDR4 3000 vs DDR4 3200 which I already have. But it looks like anything above DDR4 2667 is considered overclocked, which I'd like to stay away from.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C14D-32GVK $150 (or $280 for 16gb x 4)

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232214?Item=N82E16820232214

Speed DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000)

CAS Latency 14

Timing 14-14-14-34

Voltage 1.35V

ECC No

Buffered/Registered Unbuffered

Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit





CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) AMD X399 Compatible Desktop Memory Model CMK64GX4M4A2400C14 $230 for 64GB - 16gb x 4

****IDK if this is Intel compatible

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820233854

Speed DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200)

CAS Latency 14

Timing 14-16-16-31

Voltage 1.20V

Buffered/Registered Unbuffered


I just get confused between ram speeds, CPU memory speeds and MOBO speeds, then the latancy & timing & dual vs quad channel kits.


I wonder if maybe spending money on a CPU upgrade might not pay off more?
 

TheSlySyl

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All the sticks need to run at the same timings, so as long as you try to run the RAM at the slower sticks speeds/timings you shouldn't have problem. I'm using mixed 2x8 and 2x16 with wildly different timings. One of my sets is single rank and Sk Hynix, and the other set is dual rank and Samsung.
I have zero issues at the slower ones XMP and all of them at 1.35v. When I attempt to overclock things (beyond XMP) it gets really messy so I don't.
 
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jmilcher

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All the sticks need to run at the same timings, so as long as you try to run the RAM at the slower sticks speeds/timings you shouldn't have problem. I'm using mixed 2x8 and 2x16 with wildly different timings. One of my sets is single rank and Sk Hynix, and the other set is dual rank and Samsung.
I have zero issues at the slower ones XMP and all of them at 1.35v. When I attempt to overclock things (beyond XMP) it gets really messy so I don't.

They don’t have to be the same, but everything will default to highest timings (slower) and the lowest speed.
 
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