I have 2 sticks of DDR4 8gb CL17 single rank memory (2400mhz), will it work with any Ryzen 5 chips?
Check the motherboard manufacturer's webpage for the motherboard you are wanting to buy, it will tell you if it is compatible. However, with the way Ryzen works, you are losing 5% or more performance by not using DDR4-3200 or faster.
I can't find any ram by crucial on any mono manufacturers websites
The RAM you have now will work fine. No need to sweat over a minute different in speed.
The cost of DDR4-3200 is pretty steep vs the performance gains
Really? It's a simple process of looking at the memory compatibility lists for a motherboard. The ASUS Crosshair VII Hero, for example, lists 5 models of DDR4-2400 made by Crucial.
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