Best ways to utilize newly installed RAM

Hello, I am new to the PC gaming world and am starting off slow. I purchased an HP Omen, model # 870-224, intel core i5- 8 gb memory- nvidia GeForce gtx 1060- 1TB hdd.

I bought the Corsair vengeance 2 pack 8gb DDR4 to upgrade my RAM to 16gb.

My question, what can I do to fully utilize the upgrade? I know it won't do much with gaming as in help with FPS but I want to make sure I didn't buy this thing and not use it since I am new to this. I downloaded CPU-Z to check my Frequency and Latency. I also downloaded ASUS GPU Tweak II but haven't messed with it.

I guess I'm just asking what I could do to fully maximize performance.

Thank you for the help!
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  1. Nothing but it will help if you multitask a lot.
    Reply to CountMike
  2. CountMike said:
    Nothing but it will help if you multitask a lot.
    Reply to stevea1089
  3. I understand that but is it all good as soon as it's installed? Or should I tweak some things for the ram to be fully utilized?
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  4. Which Corsair Memory modules will work with my existing modules?

    Corsair strongly recommends matching the module part number as closely as possible in order to ensure the greatest chance of compatibility. Even if you match part numbers properly, Corsair does not make guarantees as to their performance as the modules were never tested together. Also be aware that when using two kits of memory together, you may need to reduce the speed of the memory due to motherboard chipset limitations. Since lowering the speed of the memory may not be possible, the PC might not boot up.

    Memory manufacturers guarantee the rated specifications to be obtainable only in the form a kit is sold in. Adding extra memory may cause the memory to be unable to operate at rated specifications or be unable to boot up.
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  5. stevea1089 said:
    I understand that but is it all good as soon as it's installed? Or should I tweak some things for the ram to be fully utilized?

    For my expierience you put the ram stick in and its all good
    Reply to DankBuilder
  6. One could always use a part of extra memory for a Ram disk to use as scratch disk for programs that could use it and need it.
    Reply to CountMike
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