[SOLVED] Can a B450 GAMING PLUS MAX run 3600MHz ram with a Ryzen 5 5600x?

Rockyyyy

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Sorry if it's a silly question, I'm pretty newbie with computers. On the manufacture's site from MSI it's mentioned that these are the RAM speeds the motherboard can run on:
For AMD Ryzen Gen3 (R5/R7/R9)
2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 4000/ 4133 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)
For AMD Other CPU
2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)

But Ryzen 5 5600x is gen 4 right? Will I be able to run 3600mhz ram with a ryzen 5 5600x or do I need a new motherboard? Thanks!
 

Karadjgne

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That listing is having a bad day, because there's no such thing as 3066MHz ram.

Ram is rated according to buss speeds of 200Hz or 266Hz x multiplier x 100.00 buss clock. 3000 is an oddball left over from ancient Intel clocks, the sx-100. All other ram comes from the intel/amd standards of sx-66/dx2-133 which became the sx-133/ dx2-266. So 3000MHz ram is 200 x 15 multiplier x 100.00, 2933MHz is 266 x 11 multiplier x 100.00, and 3200MHz is 266 x 12 multiplier x 100.00.

There is no 3066MHz. That frequency is 3000/2933/3200MHz ram run with a non-standard BCLK.

3600MHz will run just fine. The original listing for that mobo only went upto 3466MHz because that was the fastest ram available and tested at the time the website was made and the board released. Since then, it's only been updated once to include the 4000/4133MHz ram, but the updater was to lazy to include the 3600/3733/3800MHz ram.

If the board can handle 4133MHz, it'll handle anything lesser. After that, it's whether the IMC in the cpu can handle 3600, which is child's play for a Zen2 or Zen3 cpu.
 

A_Goat

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What does it depend on? I was debating whether I should go with 3600mhz ram 16cas or 3200mhz 14cas for gaming. But if there's a risk it will not support 3600mhz I will go with the other option
It depends on the silicon lottery.
3200mhz cas 14 will perform just fine in games, you likely wouldn't even be able to tell the difference.
Get whichever is cheaper.
 
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Karadjgne

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That listing is having a bad day, because there's no such thing as 3066MHz ram.

Ram is rated according to buss speeds of 200Hz or 266Hz x multiplier x 100.00 buss clock. 3000 is an oddball left over from ancient Intel clocks, the sx-100. All other ram comes from the intel/amd standards of sx-66/dx2-133 which became the sx-133/ dx2-266. So 3000MHz ram is 200 x 15 multiplier x 100.00, 2933MHz is 266 x 11 multiplier x 100.00, and 3200MHz is 266 x 12 multiplier x 100.00.

There is no 3066MHz. That frequency is 3000/2933/3200MHz ram run with a non-standard BCLK.

3600MHz will run just fine. The original listing for that mobo only went upto 3466MHz because that was the fastest ram available and tested at the time the website was made and the board released. Since then, it's only been updated once to include the 4000/4133MHz ram, but the updater was to lazy to include the 3600/3733/3800MHz ram.

If the board can handle 4133MHz, it'll handle anything lesser. After that, it's whether the IMC in the cpu can handle 3600, which is child's play for a Zen2 or Zen3 cpu.
 

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