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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2020, 09:37 AM - Thread Starter
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MSI B550 MORTAR

Hi, I would like to try memory overclocking on B550 board but in the DRAM Calculator the only option is X570 should I choose that or what should I do?
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B550 and X570 uses the exact same settings, use that

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Since the memory controller is in the CPU I'm not sure what difference the chipset would make with memory timings. I think it uses the chipset as a way to assess how good the memory trace path layout of the motherboard is. B350 boards were much worse than B450 as a whole, for instance, with X570 the best with many if not most using 6 or more layers--as much for PCIe gen 4 to all AIC sockets but also for better memory support at high clocks.

So do you know how many layers the B550m Mortar uses? Generally speaking, if you can see traces on the topside of the motherboard running from the CPU socket to the memory DIMM sockets then it's going to be no more than 4 layers. If so, I'd suggest using B450/X470. It certainly can't hurt, though, to try X570 since MSI may have spent more time optimizing memory layout even if they didn't use more layers in construction.

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EDIT: DISREGARD I MISTAKENLY QUOTED SPECS FOR THE MAG B550 TOMAHAWK - SORRY
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The board is on sale for $179 today at the egg if anyone is interested.

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Quote: Originally Posted by cssorkinman View Post
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The board is on sale for $179 today at the egg if anyone is interested.
Is that the US Newegg? I just saw the Wifi Mortar there for $170...non-WiFi $160.
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Quote: Originally Posted by buddywh View Post
Is that the US Newegg? I just saw the Wifi Mortar there for $170...non-WiFi $160.
I am so sorry, I had the specs for the Tomahawk up in one window and the mortar in another I confused the 2. Please disregard what I said about layers US Newegg has The TOMAHAWK mag B 550 for $179 which has 6 layer pcb - not sure what the mortar is .

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