AMD Ryzen memory support

darkhawk

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🤦‍♂️ It's like saying no one really uses DDR5 or PCIe 4 in consumer systems, makes no point.

Not because noone would want to use it, but because it hasn't been available previously in consumer space. Because of intel artificial market segmentation and money grab (still isn't in intel world). Now it is available from AMD, if the motherboard manufacturers support it. Decent ones do.
Last warning. See : >>Please read and comply with the Forum Rules.<<

Don't like it, go elsewhere. You've made your point. Complaining here does nothing. No one here cares, much less can do anything about it. If you want to actually complain to someone that can, go talk to MSI directly : >>How to contact MSI.<<

We're all users here anyway.....so this whole discussion is meaningless.
 

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Is there a source for compatibility that intersects with MB, memory, and processor? MSI's compatibility to MB vs. Memory and MB vs Proc, but I don't see any way to find all three.

Specifically, I'm looking to find the sweet spot for memory on a B450-A Pro MAX with a Ryzen 5 2600 processor. Other specs in my signature. Right now my DRAM will only run at 2133, and I've tried XMP and manually changing the frequency, but all it does is fail to boot and require me to reset the BIOS (remove the battery, wait, and then start over). If I can get my 3200 dram to get above 2133 then I'll probably just add another 16 GB of DRAM and call it good. Otherwise I will likely buy something beefier from the official compatibility list.
 

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Is there a source for compatibility that intersects with MB, memory, and processor? MSI's compatibility to MB vs. Memory and MB vs Proc, but I don't see any way to find all three.

Specifically, I'm looking to find the sweet spot for memory on a B450-A Pro MAX with a Ryzen 5 2600 processor. Other specs in my signature. Right now my DRAM will only run at 2133, and I've tried XMP and manually changing the frequency, but all it does is fail to boot and require me to reset the BIOS (remove the battery, wait, and then start over). If I can get my 3200 dram to get above 2133 then I'll probably just add another 16 GB of DRAM and call it good. Otherwise I will likely buy something beefier from the official compatibility list.
https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/amd-ryzen-5-2600
System Memory Specification : Up to 2933MHz
That's guaranteed by AMD, but for 2x8GB or 2x16GB you should be ok with 3200MHz.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-A-PRO-MAX#support-mem-14
That's the list with tested memory modules for your CPU.
Of course, it doesn't mean you are limited to that list.

And finally, "I'll probably just add another 16 GB of DRAM" is a bad idea.
Don't mix memory modules!
Always use a factory matched kit.
Otherwise be prepared for stability issues and all kind of troubles.
good luck
 

macanan154802d7

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I'm building a new PC I will be getting the
MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI Motherboard
3rd gen AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Black Gaming, 6GB GDDR5, HDB Fan, 06G-P4-1161-KR

I need to know what Corsair DDR4 Memory will work with this system or what ever led lighted Memory will work.
 

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I'm building a new PC I will be getting the
MSI MPG X570 GAMING PRO CARBON WIFI Motherboard
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Black Gaming, 6GB GDDR5, HDB Fan, 06G-P4-1161-KR

I need to know what Corsair DDR4 Memory will work with this system or what ever led lighted Memory will work.
 

macanan154802d7

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5000mhz on the 3900x is easy just need micron
I have decided to go with the
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
you think that these will work I have been eyeing these?
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum RGB (AMD Ryzen Ready) 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMT64GX4M4Z3600C18
 

Bloodduty

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I have decided to go with the
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
you think that these will work I have been eyeing these?
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum RGB (AMD Ryzen Ready) 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMT64GX4M4Z3600C18
Will be Samsung B die 3600 will be fine I have a set of platinum special edition 3200 that sit at 3600 fine mem test 800% 24 times open on desktop so 3200 and 3600 on the 3000s is not a problem.

I was over the moon with the 4400mhz kit sitting at 5000mhz same 800% error free with 24 open running over night.
 

Bloodduty

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I have decided to go with the
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
you think that these will work I have been eyeing these?
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum RGB (AMD Ryzen Ready) 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMT64GX4M4Z3600C18
You might have to ether tight up the timmings or lose them off each chip works slightly different but so far on AMD xmp has never failed to apply perfect if you just want to set it all up and just run xmp with out tweeking it
 

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But like all will tell you every board every chip works differently, so just because I can get 5000 at 22/22/22/52 1.5v someone other set up will be completely different, but most cases it's a bit of twerking to get it right if you don't post on xmp, it can be as silly as too much voltage or too little.
 

Bloodduty

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OK - Jumping back in here.
I'm now ready to upgrade the RAM but hitting a roadblock.
According to the MSI compatibility page (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-A-PRO-MAX#support-mem-14 ), the only memory that will work with my MB and Ryzen 5 2600 processor is Kingston 2933 memory, but I can't find those memory modules anywhere.
Any pointers would be much appreciated.
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You can use any memory, only roadblock is higher the speed is where stability is a thing for older CPUs and tweeking is needed so anything 2933 or under you be fine to use, that memory compatibility is just a guide to what they have had in and tested as there is way too much to go through.
 
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