Best RAM for AMD Ryzen 3 3100 in 2020

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When putting together a PC build with the AMD Ryzen 3 3100, you'll need some fast RAM to keep up with the quad-core processor. Like other Ryzen CPUs, the Ryzen 3 3000 series prefers modules that run at 3,200MHz. We've rounded up some great options.

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There's plenty of choices out there for RAM, but not all of them are optimized or work well with Ryzen CPUs. You'll want to ensure the clock speeds are around 3,200MHz, especially for the latest generation of CPUs like the Ryzen 3 3100. Corsair's Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit is an excellent option for this CPU.

Should you have an ample budget to spare in your PC build, G.SKILL TridentZ kits are becoming more popular thanks to a sleek module and heat spreader design matched with reliable performance. They really are something special to gaze at.

Treating your Ryzen CPU to the best RAM on the market can have a notable effect on performance.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.