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I Really want to know what is the highest speed I can expect out of running 4x8GB sticks on a AM3+ platform. I seen the AMD chart that says 1333MHz but I also seen people running 1600MHz and higher with 4 sticks. Is that OCing or XMP profile selecting. And for the people that ask why I need 32GBs - Why not? Its dirt cheap,I have open DIMMs, its my money...etc.
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It depends on the IMC of the CPU and what the ram will do. For example, if you acquired 2133 ram but your CPU will only do 1866 stable then that will be your max.

If your IMC can do 2400mhz stable, then you would be limited by your ram. I would personally go for the highest speed rating (ram) that you can. That would rule out any issues with ram stability so you can work on getting the IMC stable.
    
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So being ram is dirt cheap, I need to buy 2133MHz/2400MHz and if need be just down clock it if it won't work at that speed. I can live with that. The going rate between 32GB 1600 and 2133 is only 30 or so bucks. Heck I remember when 8GBs of DDR2 was north of $200.....Ahhhh...the good ol' Athlon X2 duals.
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i think there's a couple threads that talk about the ram sweet spots as well. i think ddr3 was 2133MHz. i'm far from a ram expert, but from what i can recall is that the higher clockspeed you run, the larger your timings have to be depending on the memory. once you get to a certain point, you'll stop seeing a whole lot of benefit for the higher frequency due to higher timings and latency. if what i understand is correct.
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i think there's a couple threads that talk about the ram sweet spots as well. i think ddr3 was 2133MHz. i'm far from a ram expert, but from what i can recall is that the higher clockspeed you run, the larger your timings have to be depending on the memory. once you get to a certain point, you'll stop seeing a whole lot of benefit for the higher frequency due to higher timings and latency. if what i understand is correct.

I looked through some of them but it seems there is a lot of misinformation. I got my 1600 to 1866 but it freaks out when I go to 2133 no matter the frequency or volts.

Thanks for ya'll replies but I need an actual AMD user using 32GBs. AMDs spec sheets says when all 4 sockets are populated the max you run at is 1333MHz. I have seen other users with 4 sticks running 1600 or higher. I just want to know if it is supported by default or XMP or its OCing?
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eh.. is your chip a 8120? or an 8320e?

there was no 8120e

4x8gb sticks.

2400mhz WILL NOT HAPPEN on AMD fx processors. this is too much for the IMC to handle (4x4gb is possible but 4x8gb...)

in the thread in my signature users running that amount of ram, are running their stick in the 1866-2133mhz range. with rather loose timings given the frequency. (like timings that should be used for 2400-2666mhz ram)

they are also running at a higher core clock speed.

if you are having issues with getting beyond 4ghz than feel free to jump into the aforementioned thread and ask for help, the best place BAR NONE to get AMD FX 8 core help.

edit: scratch that, I wouldn't be over clocking on the cooler you have. Sorry the voltages required to run this will heat up your chip beyond what it already it because you need to feed the cpu/nb(imc) more voltage for it to manage this density of ram.
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Thanks for the input. I could go higher in the OC but this board is not friendly to OCing. This is as high as it could get that i felt comfortable with. The cooler choice is to help with vrm cooling. It sits right over them. So pretty much i will be just limited to 1600/1333

Also didnt realize more memory actually does are stress the cpu more. Will think about going 2x8GB sticks also
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Thanks for the input. I could go higher in the OC but this board is not friendly to OCing. This is as high as it could get that i felt comfortable with. The cooler choice is to help with vrm cooling. It sits right over them. So pretty much i will be just limited to 1600/1333

Adding voltage to the CPU/NB will likely put you over your coolers limits, but again i'm not sure how close you are at thermally anyway.

try adding some voltage to that value, not sure what Asrock labels it as on the AM3+ platform, I wouldn't go much above 1.25v
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eh.. is your chip a 8120? or an 8320e?

there was no 8120e

4x8gb sticks.

2400mhz WILL NOT HAPPEN on AMD fx processors. this is too much for the IMC to handle (4x4gb is possible but 4x8gb...)

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edit: scratch that, I wouldn't be over clocking on the cooler you have. Sorry the voltages required to run this will heat up your chip beyond what it already it because you need to feed the cpu/nb(imc) more voltage for it to manage this density of ram.

I can make 16gb work at 2400... 4x4gb sticks
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Coolermaster HAF 912 Microsoft wireless laser 6000 none 
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phenom II x6 1100T MSI 990FXA-GD65 GTX 460 GTX 460 
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Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB)... Samsung SSD 830  LG Blueray Coolermaster N520 
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AMD FX 8350 @ 5.06GHz AsUS Sabertooth R2.0 xfx 280x DD Crucial Ballistex Tactical Tracer 1866Mhz 
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Samsung 830 SSD 128GB LG BD-ROM/DVD Rewriter XSPC Raystorm RS240 kit A LOT OF FANS 
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WIN 7 ultamate AOC 23" LED LCD Microsoft wireless laser 6000 Rosewill Capstone 750w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolermaster HAF 912 Microsoft wireless laser 6000 none 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
phenom II x6 1100T MSI 990FXA-GD65 GTX 460 GTX 460 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB)... Samsung SSD 830  LG Blueray Coolermaster N520 
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Win 7 Ultimate x64 AOC 1080p LED Microsoft OCZ 850w 
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Coolermaster HAF 912 
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