How much RAM can you use with AMD Ryzen 5 2600?

AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600

How much RAM can you use with AMD Ryzen 5 2600?

Best answer: You can use a total of 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM at speeds of up to 2933MHz. It's possible to overclock the RAM to go even faster, though you'd risk system instability.Amazon: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (opens in new tab) ($130) - Amazon: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (opens in new tab) ($165)

Fast and stable memory

RAM running at 2933MHz is pretty quick memory. You'll likely not notice much of an improvement should you choose to overclock it further, especially if you are met with system instability. As well as rocking RAM up to those speeds, you can install a maximum of 64GB in dual-channel mode. It's possible to run with four modules installed (four 16GB modules), but two is always better.

Gab two sticks of 8GB 3000MHz Corsair RAM and throw them inside your gaming rig alongside the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU for a great gaming experience. Overclock the CPU, install an NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti and you'll have a PC that will still be running games without issue for a good few years. I've highlighted a 16GB kit from Corsair that houses two 8GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM modules that'll work well with the Ryzen CPU.

With that CPU, you'll have more than enough performance to play most games and complete some intensive tasks. it comes with six cores, 12 threads, and a solid stock cooler included to keep the whole setup cool. It also, of course, works great with all AMD4-supported motherboards. We actually rounded up some of our favorites here if you want to continue building your new gaming rig.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

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.