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Any difference between overclocking 2133 ram to 2600 and buying native 2600 ram?

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Hey all,

So I'm wondering if there's any discernible difference between running 2133 ram at 2600 or buying actual 2600 rated ram?

Thanks!
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Yeah, if you can get 2133 MHz memory to 2600 MHz, you see more money in your bank account. hehe

 

No really, I don't think there's any difference other than getting that performance for free if you can do it.

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You get to complain if it doesn't reach the clockspeed tongue.gif

Most DDR4 modules are 2133 or 2400 SPD
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Yeah, if you can get 2133 MHz memory to 2600 MHz, you see more money in your bank account. hehe

No really, I don't think there's any difference other than getting that performance for free if you can do it.

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You get to complain if it doesn't reach the clockspeed tongue.gif

Most DDR4 modules are 2133 or 2400 SPD

The reason for asking is I've heard Ryzen does much better with fast ram. I've got some 2133 CL14 ram left over from my last build that I know will clock (at least on intel) to 2666 stable. I've ordered some 3200 mhz ram, but at $160 + tax, I could use that money (less the money I'd make off the sale of the 2133) for a Ryzen 1700 (as opposed to the 1600 I'm buying). I'm just not sure if the difference between 2666 ram (while overclocked - if the same performance as native 2600) and 3200 ram (which will only run at 3000mhz anyways) is worth the extra $$$.
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If you have DDR4 already I would use it. It would work at 2133MHz at least. If you run Hwinfo or some other programs (Thaiphoon Burner) it will tell you whether it is single rank. If it is, then you can run 2 sticks at 2666MHz.

Later on when the kinks are worked out with Ryzen memory compatibility you can get a faster kit.

The only reason to go for DDR4-3200MHz CL14 kit right now is if you lack DDR4 (people upgrading from Haswell or earlier) and better performance now.
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