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Does 3000MHz DDR4 even make sense?

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I ordered i7 5820k, AsRock x99 Extreme4 and G.Skill Ripjaws4 3000Mhz (2x8Gb) Dual Kit. I got it because it was cheaper than 2666 or 2400, but now I'm wondering if it was an overkill and if I should go with quad channel instead of dual?
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Overkill? Not really.

Someone was telling me that you'll have more bandwidth with quad channel vs dual channel. I don't know in what regards that changes things, hopefully someone will chime in that knows more about RAM.
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Well, I've heard that too so I think you're right. About 3000Mhz... I've heard i7 5820k supports only 2133Mhz RAM
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Well, I've heard that too so I think you're right. About 3000Mhz... I've heard i7 5820k supports only 2133Mhz RAM

 

X99 as a platform which includes the i7 5820K can support up to 2400MHz JEDEC speeds, anything above that is all the silicon lottery and your setup. When overclocking with X99 CPU and memory you're required to set the XMP or input the values. When running above 2666MHz your BCLK increases from 100 to 125. In my personal setup with an ASUS X99M-WS 5820K @4.3Ghz with 16GB DDR4 3000MHz ram modules it took a bios update to stabilize the frequency.  

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X99 as a platform which includes the i7 5820K can support up to 2400MHz JEDEC speeds, anything above that is all the silicon lottery and your setup. When overclocking with X99 CPU and memory you're required to set the XMP or input the values. When running above 2666MHz your BCLK increases from 100 to 125. In my personal setup with an ASUS X99M-WS 5820K @4.3Ghz with 16GB DDR4 3000MHz ram modules it took a bios update to stabilize the frequency.  

Thanks for your answer. I canceled my order of 3000Mhz Ram, and ordered cheaper 2400 instead.
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