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2133mhz vs 2400mhz on a h110 Mobo

Hey guys,
Hope everything is great.

So I've just purchased a i5 7500 and MSI H110M Pro VH-PLUS ( with kaby lake compatible bios ) and also Corsair VS450 , Corsair 100R Case, WD BLUE 1 TB HDD 7200RPM.

Just RAM and GPU is left to purchase.
For GPU I'll go with GTX 1060 6GB

So the main thing is RAM, as my Mobo only supports 2 Sticks @2133mhz ( 32GB Max ). I have to buy a 16GB stick for now for better expansion in future.

So I've chosen G.Skill Ripjaws V 2400mhz 16GB (1 stick for now)
But if I wanna buy 2133mhz then I have only Corsair Valueselect 8GB 2133MHZ ( 16GB maximum with 2 Sticks )

So will add G.Skill Ripjaws V 2400mhz 16GB 1 Stick now, and Another within 2 months.

So please tell me if there will be any Problems if I buy 2400mhz RAM.
And also does a h110 Motherboard will have any issues with kaby lake ( with Updated BIOS )

This PC will be mostly used for Video Production and Graphics Designing as well as for Gaming. Somethings Web Browsing etc.

Thanks for your time :)
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  1. The 2400 memory will just run at 2133, so that's totally fine.


    Combining two memory sticks that weren't sold together, even if they're the exact same brand and speed/capacity, carries a small risk of compatibility issues.

    The Kaby Lake CPU will also work totally fine, IF the BIOS is already up to date. If not, it will normally require putting a Skylake CPU in the board to update the BIOS to work with Kaby Lake. So that's something to watch out for.
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  2. Sakkura said:
    The 2400 memory will just run at 2133, so that's totally fine.


    Combining two memory sticks that weren't sold together, even if they're the exact same brand and speed/capacity, carries a small risk of compatibility issues.

    The Kaby Lake CPU will also work totally fine, IF the BIOS is already up to date. If not, it will normally require putting a Skylake CPU in the board to update the BIOS to work with Kaby Lake. So that's something to watch out for.


    Yes, Bios is Updated.
    What if I fresh install Windows when putting the 2nd stick of RAM, Will there still be compatibly issues?
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  3. Reinstalling Windows won't affect that. It's just a small risk, mind you - most likely it'll work fine.
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  4. Your ram will run at 2133 no matter what you buy, but it'll be fine. I'd get a 2*8gb kit not a single 16. I can't see more than 16 becoming any use at all for a long time and the dual channel 16 will help a lot more often than even going from 8 to 16 will
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  5. Sakkura said:
    Reinstalling Windows won't affect that. It's just a small risk, mind you - most likely it'll work fine.


    But nobody buys all 4 rams for their Motherboard when building the Rig.
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  6. For video editing RAM matters really a lot, so if I buy 2x 8gb I can't upgrade to 32gb on future.

    Thanks
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  7. Best answer
    That's when you buy a 32gb kit and sell your 16gb kit. Mixing ram is not a sure thing anyway
    Reply to Supahos
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