Question Buying New memory but i don't think it will fit the MOBO

Henry_102

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Hi guys
I am planning on upgrading my PC and i am starting with the memory. Upon viewing compatibility between my current MoBo and new RAM I found they may not be compatible. The motherboard I have says it supports DDR4 2133 when the new RAM is DDR4 3200. Could you guys please check if they are compatible. I will put a link and name for each part below:

Current MotherBoard - ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Motherboard - https://www.pccasegear.com/products/35056

New RAM - Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GTG2T7L/?tag=pcpapi-20

Thanks guys, appreciate the help
 

Aeacus

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Well, the RAM does work at 2133 Mhz in your MoBo but it will not work at it's rated speeds of 3200 Mhz,
RAM specs: https://www.corsair.com/fr/en/Categories/Products/Memory/Vengeance-PRO-RGB-Black/p/CMW32GX4M2C3200C16#tab-tech-specs

Btw, all DDR4 modules, regardless their max rated speed, will work at 2133 Mhz.

According your MoBo manual,
link: http://asrock.pc.cdn.bitgravity.com/Manual/Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance GamingOC.pdf

It supports DDR4 speeds of 2133 Mhz / 2400 Mhz (OC) / 2800 Mhz (OC) and that's it. So, your best bet would be buying 2133/2400/2800 Mhz RAM, else-ways, you'd waste a lot of money on fast RAM that you can't use at it's rated speeds.

E.g this G.Skill set running at 2800 Mhz,
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/r68H99/gskill-memory-f42800c14d32gtz

Or if you want RGB then either of these two running at 2400 Mhz,
pcpp: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/fBKhP6,CXHRsY/
 

Henry_102

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Alright thanks for the reply dude. Also don't worry I am not wasting money on overkill RAM as I am buying a new powerful motherboard next month that supports the speed of the corsair one.
 

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