Question Can I make my ASUS prime B660 plus run 3600MHz somehow?

FoxInFlames

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Question is pretty self explanatory, i bought 3600MHz ram, but my Mobo shows issues beyond 3200MHz (issues like not installing apps off epic, and the memory diagnostics shows hardware errors), and when i use 3600MHz apps tend to crash as well (simple ones like Valorant too).

So, can I run it at 3600MHz or it is something with my Mobo or CPU? Or is it because alder lake simply doesn't support beyond 3200?

Specs
I7 12700F
Gskill tridentz RGB 3600MHz 16GB X 4
Asus prime B660 plus
NZXT C850
RTX 3080Ti
 
Last time I had issues getting memory to run at its speed with XMP enabled on an Intel platform, I found out if I disabled XMP and set the speed manually, the computer would be happy with it.

Of note, ASUS marks speeds past DDR4-3200 as "OC", meaning while the board can do it, it may not be possible to do it. And arguably, I don't think the lower speed would make much of a performance difference. Especially when this article is showing both DDR4-3200 and DDR4-3600 achieve basically the same performance.
 

Karadjgne

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Could also set XMP, but manually change the frequency to 3466MHz.

AlderLake supports all current frequency as part of OC, which is anything beyond the 3200MHz of the memory controller, but being OC also means there are no guarantees.
 

FoxInFlames

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Thanks, i was finally able to run it at 3600 and it showed a meagre gain (but again, if i get a decimal of extra perf i paid for, why not?) In cinebench R23 (~100 points more in multi-core)
 

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