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    Ram stick died

    One of my ram sticks took a shit monday night, and I was getting BSOD all evening Tuesday. Ran a mem test this morning, and it immediately said theres an issue, at like 1% lol. When I got home from work, I got to test if its the memory channel or just the stick. Fortunately, its just the stick.

    Heres what I previously had, and my store doesnt sell it in 8x1.

    Should I either get a replacement 8x1 of the same speed and almost same latency ($50) or get another set of 8x2 and pair those up and use the other single channel ($90)? From my understanding, there shouldnt be any issues of just buying another stick though.

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    RAM always runs faster in dual channel. Unless you actually need more RAM (probably not) or have a channel enabled board, it is better to stay with two sticks than three.

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    That series of RAM has a limited lifetime warranty on it, so you should be able to get a matched replacement 8GB stick for $0. I had a similar failure years ago with a Corsair DIMM, and they got it sorted with no fuss.
    What I did at the time was buy a second pair of DIMMs and used those in the interim, and ultimately both sets once I got the replacement in.

    That said, if you can't RMA it for some reason, you should be able to pair it with a different stick, provided both still meet the requirements for your mobo/etc. The main thing with mixing RAM is that it all has to run at the same settings. It's not typically a problem if you're running at stock or relatively conservative settings, but may be limiting if you're really trying to push things.

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    I put in a RMA request with G.Skill and will being the dead ram to the store I bought it too to see if they have a way to expedite the process.

    I dont want to play any games on my PC with 8GB of ram though. If I wanted to play a game that looks like minecraft, I'd play minecraft.

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