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Best RAM for AMD Ryzen 5 3600 in 2022

Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 5 3600X (Image credit: Windows Central)

Choosing RAM for the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 should depend on the speed of the RAM modules, as well as the capacity. Ryzen CPUs enjoy fast RAM. The quicker, the better. The sweet spot is around 16GB clocked at 3000MHz. Here are a few examples.

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There's a lot of RAM out there to choose from, but not all of it will perform well with Ryzen CPUs. Generally speaking, you'll want to be running 3000MHz RAM or faster with the Ryzen 5 3600. Corsair's Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit (opens in new tab) is an excellent option for this CPU.

If you have the money to splash out, 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. Treating your Ryzen CPU to the best RAM on the market can have a notable effect on performance.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

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.