[SOLVED] My ram should be 3200 and is showing 2133?

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MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WF ATX
G.SKILL 16G 2X8 D4 3200 C16 RJ (started with these)
Added Gskill Trident Z 3200 with LEDs

I checked and my memory is running at 2133. I took out the Trident Z and was still running at 2133, put back in, and still the same I did use Taskmaster to determine speed.

Does it matter that these ram chips are the same in specs?
Does it matter what slots are addressed? In sequence?
What is the "A1, A2, etc?
 

geofelt

Titan
You have mismatched ram.
Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
A motherboard must manage all the ram using the same specs of voltage, cas and speed.
The internal workings are designed for the capacity of the kit.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards, particularly ryzen, can be very sensitive to this.
This is more difficult when more sticks are involved.
Ram must be matched for proper operation.
Mismatched ram may run, but at default speeds.

To get the 3200 speed, the ram must be overclocked.
You will have to do this manually.
Install one set and, in the bios, increase the ram voltage in small increments past the suggested voltage.
Then try the second pair.
 
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I have the Trident z in the A2 and B2, the other chips are in the other two slots. I have four chips installed.

Should two of these, G.SKILL 16G 2X8 D4 3200 C16 RJ, and these Gskill Trident Z 3200 with LEDs. Or should I get all the same chips? Are these congruent with each other?

Here are some pictures of my bios and other info. Taken just now.
BIOS and Info

I did reflash to E7C84AMS.180
12/29/2021
Did not help.
 
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geofelt

Titan
You have mismatched ram.
Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
A motherboard must manage all the ram using the same specs of voltage, cas and speed.
The internal workings are designed for the capacity of the kit.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards, particularly ryzen, can be very sensitive to this.
This is more difficult when more sticks are involved.
Ram must be matched for proper operation.
Mismatched ram may run, but at default speeds.

To get the 3200 speed, the ram must be overclocked.
You will have to do this manually.
Install one set and, in the bios, increase the ram voltage in small increments past the suggested voltage.
Then try the second pair.
 
Jan 28, 2022
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I did reflash my BIOS to the latest version but was no help.

Apparently, 2133 is the default. I went to BIOS and clicked on my XMP to overclock. Saved the setting. My new setting is now 3200!

All Ram seems operational and correct at 32GB
 

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