Does RAM speed need to match?
It’s the same with frequency or speed.
Your RAM sticks will work together at the frequency of the lower stick, by default.
So do RAM sticks have to match.
No, but it’s better if they do..
Can you install RAM with different speeds?
Though it is possible to mix different sticks of different speeds and brands, the computer will always set all ram to work at the slowest ram’s speed. So if you buy a 2400 mhz ram stick to work next to a 1600 mhz ram stick, both will run at 1600 mhz (and at same timings).
Is 32gb RAM overkill?
Is 32GB overkill? In general, yes. The only real reason an average user would need 32GB is for future proofing. As far as just simply gaming goes, 16GB is plenty, and really, you can get by just fine with 8GB.
Can I use 1333mhz and 1600MHz RAM together?
2 Answers. Yes, you can mix 1333 and 1600 MHz RAM sticks, however the system will downclock all RAM to the speed of the slowest stick. For best performance, try and buy RAM that is the same speed or faster.