How much RAM can you use with AMD Ryzen 5 2600?
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.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit
16GB of super-fast RAM
Ryzen processors love plenty of RAM to play with and this 16GB kit (that's two 8GB modules) is perfect for a gaming or light productivity PC.
Ryzen up again
Ryzen 5 2600
AMD's mid-tier gaming processor
If you're tired of Intel, desire a change or wish to save some money, the Ryzen 5 2600 is a great value processor. You've got 12 threads, impressive multi-core performance, and it can be overclocked.
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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