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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 08:34 AM - Thread Starter
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9900k 32GB memory question

I am looking at picking up a 9900k but I require at least 32GB of RAM. Can anyone tell me how well the 9900k can overclock 4x8GB or 2x16gb memory? I have a pretty wide selection of B-Die memory, 3600C15, 4266C19, 4266C17, 4133C17, 3200C14; If there is a better kit for 32GB and high clocks I will buy it, I am just not sure what I can expect.

I really don't want to jump on the X299 platform due to thermals, lower clocks, and the added cost, but I am worried if I can only run memory at 3600 at 32GB I might not have much of a choice.
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9900k will overclock the 32GB of memory better than the older X299. I would just get the best 3200 speed memory for overclocking and call it a day. G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel Z370 / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14Q-32GTZSW https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16820232348

What do you need faster memory speed than 3200 speed for? Scaling memory benchmarks LINK: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...ed,5951-5.html

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I would just buy the DDR4 3200C14 RAM and you can always overclock them to 4000+ without any issues. I been playing around with my b-die ram in my 9900k and seems like 3866mhz 16-16-16-36 2T gives the best performance over stock 3200 14-14-14-34 2T, 3600 15-15-15-35 2T and 4000 17-17-17-37 2T.

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