Question Compatibility concerns. Should I return this kit?

Nov 23, 2020
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I bought this kit about a week ago, and stupidly did not check the manufacturer qvl list. It does not show as compatible with the motherboard I am planning on buying. Honestly it's not even listed as compatible with Ryzen CPUs, only intel.

This is the kit:
F4-4000C16D-32GTZR
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232905?Item=N82E16820232905

I am looking to get either a ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero or the Dark Hero if I can find it in stock in the next couple of weeks. (EDIT: I am also starting to rethink these choices and might look for a more mid tier board)

Should I just return it and pick up the Neo kit if I find it in stock?
F4-3600C14D-32GTZN
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820374093?&quicklink=true

Does it really matter? Will I notice the difference? Can I get a cheaper variant?
I do a lot of video and animation work as well as gaming.
 
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I bought this kit about a week ago, and stupidly did not check the manufacturer qvl list. It does not show as compatible with the motherboard I am planning on buying. Honestly it's not even listed as compatible with Ryzen CPUs, only intel.

This is the kit:
F4-4000C16D-32GTZR
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232905?Item=N82E16820232905

I am looking to get either a ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero or the Dark Hero if I can find it in stock in the next couple of weeks. (EDIT: I am also starting to rethink these choices and might look for a more mid tier board)

Should I just return it and pick up the Neo kit if I find it in stock?
F4-3600C14D-32GTZN
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820374093?&quicklink=true

Does it really matter? Will I notice the difference? Can I get a cheaper variant?
I do a lot of video and animation work as well as gaming.
With Zen3 (5000) 4000MHz should work fine. Zen3 is too new for MB manufacturers to test at that frequency as with earlier Ryzen it was questionable and difficult to achieve.
Although it's nice to have fast RAM I doubt that you would see any difference vs, 3600MHz with Cl16 or less.
 
Nov 23, 2020
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With Zen3 (5000) 4000MHz should work fine. Zen3 is too new for MB manufacturers to test at that frequency as with earlier Ryzen it was questionable and difficult to achieve.
Although it's nice to have fast RAM I doubt that you would see any difference vs, 3600MHz with Cl16 or less.
My concern on the kit I bought is more around compatibility with Ryzen and/or AM4 boards. I am just trying to figure out if to just return it to avoid instability.
 
My concern on the kit I bought is more around compatibility with Ryzen and/or AM4 boards. I am just trying to figure out if to just return it to avoid instability.
Look, if it's DDR4 Un-buffered Memory it's compatible With Ryzen and Intel, They are all made with JEDEC and XMP standards. Only questionable parts are MB and it's BIOS and IMC (internal Memory Controller) in the CPU. If you have Zen2 or Zen 3 processor, it and MD are capable of running memory at these speeds
AMD RyzenTM 2000 Series Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4866(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory.
Two RAM you are looking at are same save for it's maximum frequency according to XMP.
 
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