How to overclock the RAM with Ryzen?

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I will be building my first PC and the CPU wil be this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mV98TW/amd-ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbaebox and this will be the motherboard https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VrgPxr/msi-b350-gaming-pro-carbon-atx-am4-motherboard-b350-gaming-pro-carbon and this will be the RAM https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15 .

I am quite familiar with intel and I know that you can overclock the memory using the XMP profile in the BIOS. But how does that work with AMD?

Thank you
 
Most MBs will accept the XMP profile however some profiles are not recognized on the Ryzen AM4 platform and Bios development is still ongoing. Depending on which RAM kit you choose, you may have to manually enter your SPD and Voltage info in Bios.
When you build your new rig you should update the Bios and check RAM listings to what MSI are offering on their QVL list to address new DDR4 RAM as it comes onto the market.
At the moment, Unfortunately 3000GHz RAM frequency is problematic and most are having success with GSKill 3200MHz 2x8 Kits.
 

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Thanks for the details.

Unfortunatley I didn't understand all the terms you used but what I understood is that the problem is from AMD and not from the RAM or Motherboard right? I might have to watch more videos and more research to understand this.
 
Sorry AtomicSnipe I don't want to confuse you but essentially Bios developers are still working on Bios updates on the new AM4 platform.

If there's anything you don't understand then spell it out and I'll try in simpler terms and to answer your question,

Yes AMD are releasing AGESA (AMD Generic Encapsulated System Architecture) responsible for initializing AMD x86-64 processors during boot time, acting as something of a “nucleus” for the BIOS for your motherboard and I suppose it's AMDs version of Intel's XMP. Hopefully helping many of those with Boot issues.

According to AMD, AGESA 1.0.0.6 officially adds 26 new RAM parameters and already distributed to MB partners (scheduled for June release) that can improve the compatibility and reliability of DRAM so these improvements (I hope) will allow a better choice and stability for OC RAM. You can read the official community update here: https://community.amd.com/community/...lets-talk-dram

The platform is improving stability wise but not quite there yet.
 

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Ok I kinda get it know thanks.

So that means when I will be building my build (in June I hope) these problems could have been taken care of right?

And what if the problem is still not solved? Will me RAM not run? Or will it just not run at 3000Mhz and will run at the stock speed?
 

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Ah cmon MSI just let me use that 67Mhz!

Hahahaha alright then thx.
 

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Ok then let me re-frame this.

Ah cmon you CPU memory controller! Give me my 67Mhz!

XD
 

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