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Memory DDR4 Ram Question

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by maverik-sg1, 11 Feb 2020 at 19:09.

  1. maverik-sg1

    maverik-sg1 Member

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    Hey all,

    The answer will (most likely) be what I don't want, but here goes:

    I have a Z270 motherboard with 2x8gb sticks of Patriot Viper running XMS 3600mhz (probably overkill for an i5 7600k but hey, it was one click of the mouse to achieve and these were on offer at a very reasonable price, so I'll take it).

    So the reason I have these is that I hear Ryzen4 will, like all Ryzen CPU's (I assume?) enjoy wider bandwidth and I am currently saving for that upgrade when it's released.

    Question is I am doing more 'stuff' on my pc now than I once did (beyond gaming) so thinking 32GB could be of benefit - if I buy another 2x8GB of the same ram, what are the odds of achieving the XMS of 3600mhz? On the Intel set-up for now, not knowing if Ryzen4 will need a new socket, anyone got an R3 3700X using 4x8gb at 3600mhz?

    Thanks in advance and soz for the question, I'm assuming the answer will be get 2x16gb instead, but hoping I can just add to what I have with XMS profile F-T-W :) .
     
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  2. maverik-sg1

    maverik-sg1 Member

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    Anyone with experience care to comment?
     
  3. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Did you mean Ryzen 7 3700X, as in third generation...?
     
  4. maverik-sg1

    maverik-sg1 Member

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    No as in I'm waiting for the next one so Ryzen4 due out this year.
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Zen 3, Ryzen 4000 series may be on AM5 using DDR5 so there's that to consider.
     
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  6. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    To early to know and there's to many variables, people do run four sticks at 3600Mhz without problems but there's no guarantee because if your current RAM has really tight XMP timings you may need to tweak things a little.

    Personally I'd wait until more is known later in the year as Zen 3/Ryzen 4000 are expected to still used AM4 and DDR4 but nobody knows for sure, it's also possible they'll support higher DDR4 speeds so running four sticks of 3600Mhz could be a breeze whereas currently Zen2/Ryzen 3000 tops out at around 3600Mhz.
     
  7. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Any Ryzen CPU with a 700 at the end of its model no. will still be a Ryzen 7 level CPU; what you're probably alluding to/inferring would be called something like a Ryzen 3 4200 where the 4 is the iterative generation; much like my Ryzen 5 3600 is third generation. Ryzen 3, by comparison infers an entry level CPU that may even be an APU, where Ryzen 7 infers a higher performance mainstream CPU.
     

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