Question Can a Ryzen 5 2600 handle 3200mhz ram?

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Hey guys I'm planning on going from 2666mhz to 3200mhz, I was wondering, could my CPU (ryzen 5 2600) handle 16gb ram 3200mhz? i saw some people say it all depends on your motherboard.

My motherboard is a rog strix b450-f
 

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Hey guys I'm planning on going from 2666mhz to 3200mhz, I was wondering, could my CPU (ryzen 5 2600) handle 16gb ram 3200mhz? i saw some people say it all depends on your motherboard.

My motherboard is a rog strix b450-f
Actually it might and might not. You can probably get it to run 2933 3200 might be stable and might not.

EDIT you could probably add a bit more voltage to your memory that you have and set it to 2933 / 3200)1.35 instead of the probably 1.2/1.25 it's at.
 
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Hey guys I'm planning on going from 2666mhz to 3200mhz, I was wondering, could my CPU (ryzen 5 2600) handle 16gb ram 3200mhz? i saw some people say it all depends on your motherboard.

My motherboard is a rog strix b450-f
It's entirely likely but I think it depends more on the memory. I wouldn't dare say it's as simple as enabling XMP though. I tried to run 3200 memory on a 1700 with XMP: it would boot reliable but was unstable until I made a few adjustments, mainly increasing the RAM voltage. I also run 2666 memory at 3200 with a Ryzen 1700 CPU and I had to tweak several timings to get it to work since that wasn't an XMP for it.

The issue is what do you change timings to, and which ones as there as so many. To help with that use the DRAM Calculator. Makes it easy.

 
Actually it might and might not. You can probably get it to run 2933 3200 might be stable and might not.

EDIT you could probably add a bit more voltage to your memory that you have and set it to 2933 / 3200)1.35 instead of the probably 1.2/1.25 it's at.
Everything might or might not lol.....

Built around 42 pcs with a b450/b550 board and a ryzen 2600/2600x, Not once was I not able to get 3200 ram stable at 3200.
 

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Everything might or might not lol.....

Built around 42 pcs with a b450/b550 board and a ryzen 2600/2600x, Not once was I not able to get 3200 ram stable at 3200.
Right so he just has to enable XMP profile that don't exist on that board.
The 2600 is based at 2933 so anything over that is not guaranteed but can be made to rum faster but it could take changing settings a bit. He / She never listed the memory and if they were using 1, 2, or 4 sticks.

I never assume anything.
 
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Right so he just has to enable XMP profile that don't exist on that board.
The 2600 is based at 2933 so anything over that is not guaranteed but can be made to rum faster but it could take changing settings a bit. He / She never listed the memory and if they were using 1, 2, or 4 sticks.

I never assume anything.
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It's entirely likely but I think it depends more on the memory. I wouldn't dare say it's as simple as enabling XMP though. I tried to run 3200 memory on a 1700 with XMP: it would boot reliable but was unstable until I made a few adjustments, mainly increasing the RAM voltage. I also run 2666 memory at 3200 with a Ryzen 1700 CPU and I had to tweak several timings to get it to work since that wasn't an XMP for it.
Yes, it depends on memory type. 1000/2000-series isn't good at getting dual rank memory to work over 3000 speeds. But single rank should work almost with certainty. Fortunately there's not that many 2x8GB dual rank kits around, those are some older ones from 2016-2017 when they still used small 4Gbit ICs. Single rank modules have chips only on one side so it's pretty easy to check which one is it. Or SPD tab on CPU-Z can report it too. Dual rank has performance advantage over single rank so getting lower speeds isn't automatically a bad thing.
 

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