Question Compatibility Issue: Is B450M PRO M2 MAX compatible with Tridentz F4-3200C16S-8GTZR (8GB 3200Mhz) RAM?

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The RAM is not compatible with Ryzen 1600 on my motherboard, because my system keeps crashing. But when I replace both RAM sticks with a Ripjaws 2400 Mhz RAM stick, computer is stable. Therefore, I plan to upgrade the CPU to R5 3600 or 5600x. Will TridentZ RAM sticks work with 3600 or 5600x on my motherboard? I have already done memtest86+ and there were no errors after 3 hours.

Note: On F4-3200C16D-8GTZR QVL it says my motheroard is compatible, but notice the 'D' in the model, there is no QVL for 'S' variant, that's why the confusion. On MSI website several variants of TridentZ are shown as cmpatible but not the ones I've mentioned in this post.

My current system: R5 1600, Msi 3060Ti, 3200 Mhz 8x2 RAM, B450M PRO M2 MAX motherboard, 650W PSU
 

Darkbreeze

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According to the G.Skill memory configurator, found here:

https://www.gskill.com/configurator?page=1&cls=1529635169&adSearch2=Tested_Speed§3200MHz,&manufacturer=1524715120&chipset=1531979578&model=1531979929

They are not compatible with that motherboard. That does not always necessarily mean they CAN'T work, but G.Skill is VERY good about making sure that any memory that will work with a given board gets listed as compatible so when they don't list it as compatible the chances are extremely high that it either won't be or will have some kind of issue when used on that board.

I would try to stick to kits that ARE listed as compatible, on the G.Skill memory configurator, Corsair memory finder or Crucial System advisor.
 
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According to the G.Skill memory configurator, found here:

https://www.gskill.com/configurator?page=1&cls=1529635169&adSearch2=Tested_Speed§3200MHz,&manufacturer=1524715120&chipset=1531979578&model=1531979929

They are not compatible with that motherboard. That does not always necessarily mean they CAN'T work, but G.Skill is VERY good about making sure that any memory that will work with a given board gets listed as compatible so when they don't list it as compatible the chances are extremely high that it either won't be or will have some kind of issue when used on that board.

I would try to stick to kits that ARE listed as compatible, on the G.Skill memory configurator, Corsair memory finder or Crucial System advisor.
What is the difference between D & S variants. I read somewhere, D means RAM comes in a kit and S means it comes as a singlle stick. So if D is compatible, shoulldn't S be compatible too? If they're literally same module
 
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According to the G.Skill memory configurator, found here:

https://www.gskill.com/configurator?page=1&cls=1529635169&adSearch2=Tested_Speed§3200MHz,&manufacturer=1524715120&chipset=1531979578&model=1531979929

They are not compatible with that motherboard. That does not always necessarily mean they CAN'T work, but G.Skill is VERY good about making sure that any memory that will work with a given board gets listed as compatible so when they don't list it as compatible the chances are extremely high that it either won't be or will have some kind of issue when used on that board.

I would try to stick to kits that ARE listed as compatible, on the G.Skill memory configurator, Corsair memory finder or Crucial System advisor.
This is the qvl for D variant: https://www.gskill.com/qvl/165/166/1536654268/F4-3200C16D-16GTZR-Qvl here it shows my motherboard as compatible
 

Darkbreeze

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http://www.gskill.us/forum/forum/general-discussion/general-discussion-aa/9328-what-s-in-a-gskill-model-number

The problem you will encounter is that you are then trying to use sticks that have not been tested for compatibility, WITH EACH OTHER, and there is no guarantee that they will play nice together. They might. They might not. Or they might, but you may encounter minor errors and problems that drive you nutty trying to figure out what is causing them. You should always buy memory in full kits that include ALL of the memory capacity you intend to run.

Please read section 2, The odd man out, (Or, mixed memory), at the following link:

 
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http://www.gskill.us/forum/forum/general-discussion/general-discussion-aa/9328-what-s-in-a-gskill-model-number

The problem you will encounter is that you are then trying to use sticks that have not been tested for compatibility, WITH EACH OTHER, and there is no guarantee that they will play nice together. They might. They might not. Or they might, but you may encounter minor errors and problems that drive you nutty trying to figure out what is causing them. You should always buy memory in full kits that include ALL of the memory capacity you intend to run.

Please read section 2, The odd man out, (Or, mixed memory), at the following link:

Got it. In Taiphoon, under DRAM component, one of my memory stick is manufactured by Samsung and other one by Hynix, everything else under 'Memory Module' and 'DRAM Component' section is exactly the same. Pls see attached screenshots: View: https://imgur.com/a/gYb4Xlh
 
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http://www.gskill.us/forum/forum/general-discussion/general-discussion-aa/9328-what-s-in-a-gskill-model-number

The problem you will encounter is that you are then trying to use sticks that have not been tested for compatibility, WITH EACH OTHER, and there is no guarantee that they will play nice together. They might. They might not. Or they might, but you may encounter minor errors and problems that drive you nutty trying to figure out what is causing them. You should always buy memory in full kits that include ALL of the memory capacity you intend to run.

Please read section 2, The odd man out, (Or, mixed memory), at the following link:

Since manufacturers are different, what are the chances of there being issues with R5 3600?
 

Darkbreeze

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When you operate mixed memory using sticks that did not ALL come together in a single kit, it is always a roll of the dice as to whether you might have problems or not. Using identical part numbers of single sticks does somewhat improve the probability that they will play nice together but there is always a chance for problems if the memory did not all come together in one kit so that you know they were factory tested for compatibility with each other.

Basically then, if every stick you are running did not come in one matched set, it's a crapshoot. Which CPU you are running isn't really the issue. This holds true for pretty much ALL systems, regardless of CPU model or chipset. Intel is a LITTLE bit more forgiving in this regard, for the most part, but this guideline pretty much holds true across the board. And the more DIMMs involved, the more likely there are going to be problems.
 

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