Question about upgrading RAM.

Hi all so my motherboard is an Asus h110m plus, with an i5 7500 kaby lake Cpu, I have 8gb of RAM but my system uses up half of this so I only get 4gb of ram for gaming :( anyway I want to upgrade to more ram, Asus website says the MB takes ddr4 2133mhz, unbuffered non ecc, and says the memory speed compatability depends on the Cpu, so my question is, will buffered RAM work with this? Also can I get higher than 2133mhz with my Cpu?

Memory
2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *1
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.

That's what the specifications say on the Asus website.

Thanks in advance any help much appreciated :)
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  1. Motherboard is not compatible with registered memory.

    Specs for motherboard
    2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

    DDR4 2400MHz memory frequency is only supported by 7th Generation Intel processors. Higher memory modules will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2400MHz.
    Reply to Calvin7
  2. Well the system does not use all 4GB and you have more than 4 when gaming but anyway the 16GB is getting to be the new std. Suggest a 2 x 8GB kit and it has to be none ECC ram since buffered ram will not work.
    Reply to rolli59
  3. I checked my system info and it it said there's only 4GB available. Either way I'm upgrading lol so 2400mhz will be good?
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  4. Mr dodge said:
    I checked my system info and it it said there's only 4GB available. Either way I'm upgrading lol so 2400mhz will be good?


    Should be fine.
    Reply to rolli59
  5. if the mobo manufacturer says it takes 2133, then that is what you should use.
    sure, it could be higher, but the manufacturer will not garantee that your system will be stable. - choice is yours. (also remember cpus have a ram clock rating as well, their maximum clock cap, usually intel is 2400).

    my advice ... paired/matched 2133
    Reply to SoggyTissue
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