How much ram do I have?

I have 2 sticks and on each stick it says 16gb (2 x 8gb) so, does that mean each stick has 2 sticks inside it? Have I got 16 or 32.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    "does that mean each stick has 2 sticks inside it? "

    No. What it means is that the RAM you bought was a kit with two 8GB sticks. You have 16GB of RAM. It's not that complicated. 

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You don't have to complete your build to know. You have two 8GB sticks of matched ram with RGB lighting.

    https://www.newegg.com/corsair-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-s...

    https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/...

    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  Timing 16-18-18-36  CAS Latency 16 Voltage 1.35V

    However, DDR4 is spec'ed to operate at a voltage 1.2 V with a frequency between 800 and 1600 MHz (DDR4-1600 through DDR4-3200)

    There is some misleading information. The memory controller of the CPU accesses the ram and I believe runs at 1.2V unless the system boosts the voltage to overclock it. It runs at dual channel with each running at 1/2 speed.

    The single sticks, according to Corsair's site seem to be timing 15-15-15-36 @ 2133MHz @ 1.2V.  2x8gb compatible ram starts at $55 in the USA. I could be mistaken, but this cheaper Vengence may be the same sticks with different lighting, as rated 2666MHz at 1.2V. Maybe yours is screened to better than minimum specs.

    https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/...

    I would have put the extra money into other parts.

    It is good ram. It should work fine in new systems using the latest parts.

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  • 1 month ago

    Right after "DDR4", you see 16GB. This means that your RAM kit contains 2 8GB DIMMS (Dual Inline Memory Modules) for a total of 16 GB of RAM. 

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  • 1 month ago

    run DxDiag from the command prompt ... the answer is on the first page of output. This is the amount your mobo is actually using and considers all factors

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  • Alex
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Easiest way to check. Hit the Windows button and the R key and type in (without the quotes) "control panel" and hit <enter>.

    Scroll down to where it says "System" and click on it.

    One of the things that it'll list is installed memory (RAM) and that'll tell you how much RAM you have.

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