Originally Posted by Slo'
Asus Crosshair VI Hero X370
Patriot 2x4 2133/cls14
Corsair 2x4 3000/cls15
I'm sure this idea is, at best, a stretch. But I thought I would ask anyway. The Patriot was just sitting around collecting dust and I was hoping to avoid going thru the hassle of selling it online and the subsequent trip to Micro Center....because I seem to have a problem controlling myself at Micro Center lol. . Thank you.
Well, the good news is that your motherboard uses T-topology for the memory trace layout (see here for more info: )
and that means your motherboard will prefer having all 4 slots filled. In addition (assuming PCPartPicker suggestions are correct), your Patriot Elite 2133 C14 memory is using 1.2V while your Corsair Vengance LPX 3000 C15 is using 1.35V. There is a very good chance that your 2133 kit will clock much better if you increase its voltage to 1.35V as well.
If I can ask a favour, could you please take a look at Thaiphoon Burner and upload pictures of the SPD information of the memory sticks using the freeware version found here: http://www.softnology.biz/files.html
? You will need to actually have the sticks plugged into the motherboard for this to work, but it should be able to tell you what type of memory chips are on the sticks. If both your 2133 kit and 3000 kit have the same type of memory chip, you will have a much easier time getting all four of them to work properly (disregarding concerns of memory quality, IMC strength, etc).
I am unsure of your familiarity with memory overclocking, but I highly recommend you check out the AMD Ryzen DDR4 stability testing thread here: https://www.overclock.net/forum/10-a...ty-thread.html
as it has some excellent resources for understanding safe voltages, how to stress test memory and tips/tricks for running your memory efficiently. Be warned that memory overclocking can be extremely time confusing and tedious and mixing memory kits makes finding stable settings even more difficult.
Hope this helps!