[SOLVED] Memory compatibility question

Karadjgne

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Doubtful you will, for 2 reasons.
  1. Vendors are quite habitual about not upgrading web pages in a timely manner, most times they'll throw up some info and forget it exists.
  2. It's a B450. Max or not it's a 2nd release Ryzen motherboard chipset. So all you'll see is ram that's compatible with 2nd release Ryzens. Msi isn't about to show compatability with faster ram without disclaimers for 3rd release cpu usage only. Which would require a second round of testing for the 3rd release cpus, basically 2 seperate QVL's.
Don't ask me why, but a LOT of motherboards basically left out 3600MHz for some odd reason, they'll include 3200, 3466, 3733, 3800 etc, but no mention of 3600.

Which realistically doesn't mean a thing. The motherboard has nothing to do with ram compatibility or speeds, thats all on the cpu. You can take a 1st release basic Skylake motherboard, with its 2133MHz only spec, update the bios (which includes the updated memory tables) and slap a Kabylake cpu with 2400 ram in it. Because that's what the cpu defaults to. If the bios accepts the cpu, it'll accept its memory tables, it'll accept any ram the cpu can use. 3rd release Ryzens can accept ram upto 5000MHz, because that's the fastest currently available, the cpu can handle it and the bios contains memory tables for it.
 
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Karadjgne

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Doubtful you will, for 2 reasons.
  1. Vendors are quite habitual about not upgrading web pages in a timely manner, most times they'll throw up some info and forget it exists.
  2. It's a B450. Max or not it's a 2nd release Ryzen motherboard chipset. So all you'll see is ram that's compatible with 2nd release Ryzens. Msi isn't about to show compatability with faster ram without disclaimers for 3rd release cpu usage only. Which would require a second round of testing for the 3rd release cpus, basically 2 seperate QVL's.
Don't ask me why, but a LOT of motherboards basically left out 3600MHz for some odd reason, they'll include 3200, 3466, 3733, 3800 etc, but no mention of 3600.

Which realistically doesn't mean a thing. The motherboard has nothing to do with ram compatibility or speeds, thats all on the cpu. You can take a 1st release basic Skylake motherboard, with its 2133MHz only spec, update the bios (which includes the updated memory tables) and slap a Kabylake cpu with 2400 ram in it. Because that's what the cpu defaults to. If the bios accepts the cpu, it'll accept its memory tables, it'll accept any ram the cpu can use. 3rd release Ryzens can accept ram upto 5000MHz, because that's the fastest currently available, the cpu can handle it and the bios contains memory tables for it.
 
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