[SOLVED] 3266MHz CL14 vs 3600MHz CL15 RAM, which will yield higher FPS in games with Ryzen 9 3900x?

ProtoflareX

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I currently own G.Skill Flare X RAM rated for 3200MHz CL14. I recently came across this video which states that the sweet spot for RAM performance with the Ryzen 3XXX series CPUs is 3600MHz. As a result of watching that video, I became interested in overclocking my RAM to achieve this, but before I do, I have a few questions.

  1. Is what I heard in the video about the 3600MHz being the sweet spot true?
  2. Does game resolution have a role in this? The games in the video were tested at 1080p, but I game at 1440p.
  3. Assuming that the answer to question one is "yes", which will yield better gaming performance between 3266MHz CL14 RAM and 3600MHz CL15 RAM? Through some testing, I determined that the maximum frequency I can set my RAM to at CL14 before it becomes unstable is 3266MHz. However, if 3600MHz at CL15 will yield better performance, then I'll try and shoot for that.
 

DMAN999

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What motherboard are you using?
I personally would wait for a few BIOS updates before even considering buying new RAM.
Your C14 3200 MHz kit is most likely Samsung B die RAM which is the best RAM for OCing available.
I would be very surprised if a BIOS update that improves RAM compatibility isn't available in the next few months.
Once a more stable BIOS version is available you will most likely be able to OC your current RAM to 3400 MHz or even higher speeds using the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen:
 

DMAN999

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What motherboard are you using?
I personally would wait for a few BIOS updates before even considering buying new RAM.
Your C14 3200 MHz kit is most likely Samsung B die RAM which is the best RAM for OCing available.
I would be very surprised if a BIOS update that improves RAM compatibility isn't available in the next few months.
Once a more stable BIOS version is available you will most likely be able to OC your current RAM to 3400 MHz or even higher speeds using the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen:
 

ProtoflareX

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What motherboard are you using?
I personally would wait for a few BIOS updates before even considering buying new RAM.
Your C14 3200 MHz kit is most likely Samsung B die RAM which is the best RAM for OCing available.
I would be very surprised if a BIOS update that improves RAM compatibility isn't available in the next few months.
Once a more stable BIOS version is available you will most likely be able to OC your current RAM to 3400 MHz or even higher speeds using the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen:
I am currently using a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite. So in summary, your suggestion is to wait for a more stable BIOS for my motherboard, then attempt a higher frequency overclock at CL14 rather than going for a higher frequency at CL15 right now?
 

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