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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 08:41 PM
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Yes recommending enthousiast ram for a family member was not wisest part
I totally overflew that part of the story
Thought it's for him, as APUs do benefit from faster speeds in the 3600 range by quite a bit
Overall even the worst ram can be OCd well , got bad vengeance MFR up to 3333 , it just needs to have some kind of heatsink and your time

if it was for him, i would weight out the "buying one time OP and slowly enjoying it more and more each generation upgrade"
but this changes it - sorry for the unreasonable recommendation

Micron Balistix sport are cheap, g.skill aegis kits are very cheap, skip out vengeance kits (personal oppinion)
Patriot Viper are very cheap and the up to 3200 lineup mostly 4gb dies, the good cheap ones start from 4000C19 (while they exist and are cheap, not for long tho)
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Overall you can push everything to 3200MT/s with just a bit of work
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So I want to build a cheap PC for a family member. I'm interested in buying the MSI B450I-GAMING-PLUS-AC with a AMD 2200G. If I check the QVL memory list with what they got with newegg nothing ever matches. Why is it so difficult to find ram that is compatible wit the board. I checked one of the Ryzen ram threads here but nothing match again. I just want to get 2x4GB like around 3000MHz.
The ram in my sig went fine with my board. The QVL memory list is just a reference. I had to plug one into slot 2, let it boot. Then enter the second ram. As tech support advised me and it works fine. I bought it for 68$. 16 gig cl16 3200 mhz (2x8). Mobo about $70. newegg. gl!
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I had to plug one into slot 2

I completely forgot about that part. My motherboard says to use slots A2 and B2 for dual channel RAM with 2 sticks. It's always a good idea to read the motherboard manual! I try to do it before I even purchase a board to make certain I understand everything I need to know so there aren't any surprises. It seems a lot of negative motherboard reviews come down to not reading the manual.

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I tend to use the QVL lists to see what worked in the capacity I want then search newegg based on brand and capacity. Haven't had any issues so far

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I tend to use the QVL lists to see what worked in the capacity I want then search newegg based on brand and capacity. Haven't had any issues so far
Exactly, why take a chance when you can have guaranteed results? Especially high frequency kits, it is still important to use QVL certified combinations. G.Skill QVL, for example, shows which XMP Profiles have been proven to work on specific motherboards. Yet it is still common for people to purchase any model, thinking as long as the numbers match (DDR4-xxxx) it will just run at full speed, but it's just not that easy. Compatibility has greatly improved and there will always be some kits not on the QVL whether it be outdated or a new BIOS fixed it, but general rule of thumb should always to be follow G.Skill QVL or memory QVL for guaranteed results.

I am not sure of other companies' testing standards, so I am mainly speaking from perspective of G.Skill and G.Skill users.

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