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Memory Ryzen and RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RedFlames, 11 May 2018.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ...I have a sneaking suspicion i may have asked this already but i'm having a brain fart and can't find the original topic if i did.

    I know first-gen Ryzen was a bit tempermental with memory and whilst i'm fairly sure the concensus was 2nd gen wasn't as tempermental I still have to ask -

    Memory - stick to something from the mobo's QVL or just buy the fastest that budget allows and hope the board doesn't throw a hissy fit?
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    What board are you intending on getting? That also plays a part. I did find that even a cheap B350 from ASUS handles 3200 without issue, though.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    QVL's make getting the RAM running at the advertised speed easier, not being on a QVL doesn't mean you can't get RAM to run at its highest speed in a particular system just that it can be a bit of a faff as you may have to spend ages adjusting timings, testing, adjusting, testing.

    RAM not being on a QVL pretty much means the auto settings for RAM timings in the BIOS makes a best guess at what a particular auto setting should be, instability comes from when it makes a wrong guess.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It's not my build(s) in as much i've been asked to build it/them for someone else... but...

    Crosshair VII Hero [or the Strix X470-I] paired with this ram, or, failing that, the fastest 2x16 listed on both boards' QVL list
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    High memory density will probably cause you a headache. 3600 should work fine, but I know 4000 will be one hell of a struggle.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    So - 'capacity or speed, pick one'...?
     
  7. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    Speed - 3200 Minimum Samsung B die :thumb:
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Pretend i've not had enough coffee and don't know what that means...

    ...fwiw, requirements = 32GB, preferably 2x16GB... as fast and as 'set and forget'-able as possible...
     
  9. spolsh

    spolsh Active Member

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    B die works better with ryzen. Samsung B die normally 3200 at CAS 14, other RAM will normaly be CAS 16 at 3200. (from what I've been able to glean).
     
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    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    These are the mem kits I'd recommend based apon your criteria -

    G.Skill Trident Z 3200 MHz CL14 F4-3200C14D-32GTZ
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 MHz CL14 F4-3200C14D-32GVK

    Both are 32Gb (2x16Gb) Samsung B-Die :thumb:
     
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  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Any recommedations that are... y'know... actually available? :p
     
  12. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Sammy single ranked B die, low cas, 16GB kit, in stock

    et voilà !

    They sell a 32BG quad kit for £390 too.

    If you can live with the 8 pack branding.
     
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  13. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I can live with the 8pack branding... needs to be 32GB though... so that would rule out ITX...


    So, by the looks of it - if it's CL14 it's Samsung B-Die... if it's not... then it's not...
     
  14. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    It is, if you have a spare £525 kicking around...?? :eek: :eek: :eek:

    To be fair, the 32Gb twin sets have never ever been the cheapest.

    EDIT - The other option as @David has suggested is two 16Gb (2x8Gb) CL14 Samsung B die kits plus an mATX board for the smaller footprint.
     
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