[SOLVED] Motherboard compatible with ram?

vtmB10

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Hello, i bought this motherboard : msi mag b460 torpedo and on the specs i saw that the maximum memory mhz is 2933 but i didnt notice at first and i bought a memory with 3200 mhz, it will work or not?
 
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At the bare minimum it (should) work. Upon first boot, the PC may hang/reboot multiple times for up to 2 minutes. That's the motherboard training the RAM to get the system functioning at a basic level. After that, you may have to enable XMP while in the BIOS to get closer to 2933 as the default speed of DDR4 is 2666 Mhz. Anything above is technically "overclocked".

Given that your RAM will be limited by your motherboard however, there may not be a pre-made XMP profile clocked at precisely 2933 Mhz available. In that case, you would have to dial in the numbers manually.

If it were me, I'd attempt to simply load the 3200 Mhz XMP profile upon first boot & see what the motherboard makes of it. It will either work, or it won't.

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At the bare minimum it (should) work. Upon first boot, the PC may hang/reboot multiple times for up to 2 minutes. That's the motherboard training the RAM to get the system functioning at a basic level. After that, you may have to enable XMP while in the BIOS to get closer to 2933 as the default speed of DDR4 is 2666 Mhz. Anything above is technically "overclocked".

Given that your RAM will be limited by your motherboard however, there may not be a pre-made XMP profile clocked at precisely 2933 Mhz available. In that case, you would have to dial in the numbers manually.

If it were me, I'd attempt to simply load the 3200 Mhz XMP profile upon first boot & see what the motherboard makes of it. It will either work, or it won't.
 
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