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.
Corsair makes some reliable PC RAM, and the Vengeance LPX series is very good. We've selected the 16GB kit clocked at 3,000MHz, which will run well with the Ryzen 3 3100 CPU. It's not the fastest modules on the market but offers excellent value.
If you like the Vengeance LPX kit, but want some lighting to set your PC build apart from everyone else, the Vengeance RGB PRO is a kit you should consider. It sports similar speeds and the same capacity with 16GB, but with fancy RGB LEDs.
Light 'Em Up
G.SKILL doesn't just make RAM that runs well but also looks good. And by looking good, I mean the RAM designs of the Trident Z Royal series is something you've never seen before. As well as the gold and silver looks, there's even RGB lighting.
High Capacity RAM
This kit is identical to the Vengeance 16GB kit we chose as the first recommendation, but it has double the capacity. If 16GB just isn't working or you want to future-proof your PC, 32GB will last for decades to come.
If we were to recommend RAM...
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 (opens in new tab) is an excellent option for this CPU.
Should you have an ample budget to spare in your PC build, G.SKILL TridentZ kits (opens in new tab) 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 is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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