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[SOLVED] 3200 cl16 or 3600 cl18 ddr4 ram

jessenwindlim

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Well thats the question , i have 2 choice on ram , either :
A 2x8 gb 3200mhz cl16 kit ( 1)
Or
A 2x8 gb 3600mhz cl18 kit (2)
Both made by Team , Tforce Delta Rgb

Specs of the system im pairing it with
Ryzen 5 2600 oc to 3,7 w/stock cooler
B350m biostar gt5 ( i know )
Gtx 1070 8gb palit

Specs of the ram and price
(1) - 100$ locally or 95$ online ( 2/3 day shipping)
3200mhz
CL 16-18-18-38
1.35v

(2) - 100$ online ( 2-3 day shipping )
3600mhz
CL 18-22-22-42
1.35v

Im also worried about my mobo not being able to push to 3600 , so theres that , but i wpuld like to try and fail , rather than regret not trying tho
 
A Ryzen 2600 generally can't run at DDR4-3600 speed though. If you were going with a 3000-series Ryzen CPU, I would say to go with the 3600 RAM, but with a 2000-series procesor it might be best to stick to 3200 speed, as you would likely need to adjust the 3600 RAM to run at that lower speed anyway.
 

jessenwindlim

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3600mhz.
The two rams timings are close in regards to latency so your main benefit will be the increased Infinity Fabric performance. Maybe you can squeeze that Cl18 down to 17 . :)
Thank , i was also thinking of dropping it to 3200 and maybe get cl 14/15 , god bless , siege really likes tight timings
 

jessenwindlim

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A Ryzen 2600 generally can't run at DDR4-3600 speed though. If you were going with a 3000-series Ryzen CPU, I would say to go with the 3600 RAM, but with a 2000-series procesor it might be best to stick to 3200 speed, as you would likely need to adjust the 3600 RAM to run at that lower speed anyway.
Ah thats what i though too , but the 3600 just gives me more leeway if i ever did want to do anything i think , as the 3600 can probably do 3200 cl14/15 while if i decide to sell or repurpose it , the 3600 can come into play
 

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