Compatible memory for B450M PRO-VDH MAX

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Initial purchased memory was not compatible with this motherboard. Support person indicated "That RAM is not listed as compatible on the RAM support list on our website." Went to website and found Corsair model CMN32GX4M2Z3200C16 ver4.49 is compatible. When shopping the version # was not shown. Searched Cosair site with the indicated model requirement and the model number w/o the version appeared (see attached). Sure enough purchased their memory and it indicates ver 3.32. Any thoughts if the version difference is a problem. If so, how do I purchase the specific version.Vengeance CMN32GX4M2Z3200C16 ver4_49 search on Cosair website.jpg
Vengeance CMN32GX4M2Z3200C16 ver4_49 search on Cosair website.jpg
 

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You don't have to be adamant that it is on some compatibility list. Usually, all RAM is universally compatible, within reason. If you buy a popular RAM kit that doesn't have an outrageously aggressive XMP profile, 99% of the time it should work just fine. The main thing on AMD is that your CPU is not ancient, and that you update the motherboard's BIOS to the newest version for best memory support. Then, as long as you stay at DDR4-3600 or below, you should have no problems enabling XMP in the BIOS and your RAM working fine at the advertised speed.

There's also some other things to consider, such as, two modules are better than four, but it looks like you're getting a kit of two, so that's good. Different version number with Corsair means that it's a totally different module underneath. But again, popular RAM will usually work no problem. The compatibility lists just mean, this RAM has been tested and verified to work. They don't mean, whatever is not on the list wasn't compatible, no, they simply didn't have it available for testing yet. If they tested it, it would almost certainly also make the list.
 
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You don't have to be adamant that it is on some compatibility list. Usually, all RAM is universally compatible, within reason. If you buy a popular RAM kit that doesn't have an outrageously aggressive XMP profile, 99% of the time it should work just fine. The main thing on AMD is that your CPU is not ancient, and that you update the motherboard's BIOS to the newest version for best memory support. Then, as long as you stay at DDR4-3600 or below, you should have no problems enabling XMP in the BIOS and your RAM working fine at the advertised speed.

There's also some other things to consider, such as, two modules are better than four, but it looks like you're getting a kit of two, so that's good. Different version number with Corsair means that it's a totally different module underneath. But again, popular RAM will usually work no problem. The compatibility lists just mean, this RAM has been tested and verified to work. They don't mean, whatever is not on the list wasn't compatible, no, they simply didn't have it available for testing yet. If they tested it, it would almost certainly also make the list.
Thank you.
 
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