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can my motherboard handle 16 gb ddr3 1866mhz

so i have a memphis-s motherboard but i don't know if i can put 16 gb of ddr3 1866mhz ?

SPECS: intel core i7-4790s
8 gb ddr3 1600 mhz
gtx 1060sc 3 gb
600watt psu
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  1. Yes it would. But unless you are doing something uncommon, it won't speed things up. 8gb is enough for almost all users. Monitor your ram usage and see if you ever hit a state where you are doing what you need to do and are still swapping to the disk. Task manager is a good basic tool. Better would be the SysInternals free tools from microsoft.
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    yes but its says 1600mhz i have 1866 mhz is that going to be a prob
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  3. bjornl said:
    Yes it would. But unless you are doing something uncommon, it won't speed things up. 8gb is enough for almost all users. Monitor your ram usage and see if you ever hit a state where you are doing what you need to do and are still swapping to the disk. Task manager is a good basic tool. Better would be the SysInternals free tools from microsoft.


    im a editor and when i play a game and need to render 8gb of ddr3 is not so good my pc is very slow then and when i look in task mmaneger it gose to 90% and higher
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    yonac_carth said:
    bjornl said:
    Yes it would. But unless you are doing something uncommon, it won't speed things up. 8gb is enough for almost all users. Monitor your ram usage and see if you ever hit a state where you are doing what you need to do and are still swapping to the disk. Task manager is a good basic tool. Better would be the SysInternals free tools from microsoft.


    im a editor and when i play a game and need to render 8gb of ddr3 is not so good my pc is very slow then and when i look in task mmaneger it gose to 90% and higher


    Your ram will work fine. If you put 1866 ram in and your PC can only run it at 1600, then the ram will run at 1600.

    Rendering can use a lot of ram, I do some as well. When my PC is rendering, I try to leave it alone so it can finish faster. I use a different PC or a tablet while it grinds away; and I use a much faster i7-5930k that is overclocked a bit.

    If you are doing rendering, then your fairly slow CPU is probably holding you back the most. Consider swapping out for the 4790k or better still a 8700k.
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