Originally Posted by muffins
makes me wonder if may's update will allow those who can't hit 3200 with single rank samsung ram to be able to run them at 3200. either play the swapping game now or just hold off and wait. sucks for those with great overclockers but crappy ram compatibility and vice versa. what i find weird though is how my flare x kit had zero issues with 3200 on my gigabyte gaming 5 but i have cold boot issues with it on the crosshair at 3200 with 0081 and 1002. before i sent back my gaming 5 i tried everything again, and like prior, no issues. part of me felt like i should have just kept the gaming 5 but i like everything about the crosshair... like the audio. sigh.
so another element could just be the motherboard as well. possibly your first 1700 might have been able to work at 3200 on a different manufacturer board :/ there's so many unknowns. so many say ryzens imc is actually powerful yet we see so many people right now, with the best possible ram for ryzen, samsung single rank 2x8gb, same kits, like the flare x, and some struggle while others set it and forget it. i see elmor and others run flare x 3200 just fine on this board but then i see myself and my kit with this board... and knowing how it worked fine on the gaming 5
The way I see it right now I have three options. Would love to get other people's opinions on these.
Hopefully @elmor or someone from AMD/ASUS can comment on the possible issue with Ryzen's IMC not being able to run memory at 3200MHz. Basically just want to hear if it is a known issue and something that can/will be fixed with a UEFI/microcode update. If it is a hardware issue and cannot be fixed then would at least like to know that.
Option 1: Hang on to first Ryzen 1700 that runs 3.9GHz with vcore 1.375v but can only run memory up to 2933MHz. The thought here is that I am hoping AMD/ASUS will release a memory update specifically for this type of problem with what appears to be the actual Ryzen processor.
Option 2: Hang on to the second Ryzen 1700 that runs 3.9GHz with vcore 1.425v+ and LLC1 (still stability testing) and can run memory at 3200MHz. This proc does get quite a bit warmer and not sure how safe running that high voltage is long-term.
Option 3: Order a Ryzen 1700X and hope that I get a good overclocker and one that runs memory at 3200MHz. Risk here is that if it does neither of these things then I am just wasting more time and money having to return yet another processor.
What do you all think?