Question new RAM running slow

acordeon

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Just tried upgrading my RAM from older 2 x 8GB to 2 x 16GB. I took out the old RAM. The new RAM runs, but nowhere close to advertised speed. New RAM is rated at 3200, but is running at 2133.

new RAM: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE-LPX/p/CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
mobo: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B350-PC-MATE/Overview
CPU: Ryzen 3 1300X
BIOS:
vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version A.60
date 07/27/2017

It's not overclocked, I have built a few PCs, but know nothing about overclocking.

When originally installed, XMP was off. It booted immediately, but ran at 2133. Following this article https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/pc-components/how-optimise-your-ram-3680497/ I turned on XMP in BIOS, and now it power cycles several times before booting, but still runs at 2133.

This RAM was listed on pcpartpicker as compatible w/ my mobo. But it's not listed on MSI's site as being compatible RAM.

So are there other settings I should try? If so, please give me as close to step by step instructions as you can, or send me a link to follow/ I've never tried to set RAM timings by hand.
Or is this RAM just not going to run faster than this with my system? Should I return it and get something else? Feel free to make suggestions in that case.

Thanks all!


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RAM section of CPU-Z report:

DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR4
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000000000)
SDRAM Manufacturer (ID) SK Hynix (AD00000000000000000000)
Size 16384 MBytes
Max bandwidth DDR4-2132 (1066 MHz)
Part number CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
Nominal Voltage 1.20 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 2.0
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 9.0-9-9-22-31 @ 666 MHz
JEDEC #2 10.0-10-10-25-35 @ 740 MHz
JEDEC #3 11.0-11-11-27-38 @ 814 MHz
JEDEC #4 12.0-12-12-30-42 @ 888 MHz
JEDEC #5 13.0-13-13-32-45 @ 962 MHz
JEDEC #6 14.0-14-14-35-49 @ 1037 MHz
JEDEC #7 15.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
JEDEC #8 16.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
XMP profile XMP-3200
Specification DDR4-3200
Voltage level 1.350 Volts
Min Cycle time 0.625 ns (1600 MHz)
Max CL 16.0
Min tRP 11.24 ns
Min tRCD 11.24 ns
Min tRAS 22.36 ns
Min tRC 33.74 ns
Min tRRD 3.74 ns
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 9.0-11-11-21-31-n.a @ 900 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #2 10.0-12-12-23-34-n.a @ 1001 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #3 11.0-13-13-25-38-n.a @ 1101 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #4 12.0-14-14-27-41-n.a @ 1201 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #5 13.0-15-15-30-44-n.a @ 1301 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #6 14.0-16-16-32-48-n.a @ 1401 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #7 15.0-17-17-34-51-n.a @ 1501 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #8 16.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #9 17.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #10 18.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #11 19.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #12 20.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x53
Memory type DDR4
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000000000)
SDRAM Manufacturer (ID) SK Hynix (AD00000000000000000000)
Size 16384 MBytes
Max bandwidth DDR4-2132 (1066 MHz)
Part number CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
Nominal Voltage 1.20 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 2.0
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 9.0-9-9-22-31 @ 666 MHz
JEDEC #2 10.0-10-10-25-35 @ 740 MHz
JEDEC #3 11.0-11-11-27-38 @ 814 MHz
JEDEC #4 12.0-12-12-30-42 @ 888 MHz
JEDEC #5 13.0-13-13-32-45 @ 962 MHz
JEDEC #6 14.0-14-14-35-49 @ 1037 MHz
JEDEC #7 15.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
JEDEC #8 16.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
XMP profile XMP-3200
Specification DDR4-3200
Voltage level 1.350 Volts
Min Cycle time 0.625 ns (1600 MHz)
Max CL 16.0
Min tRP 11.24 ns
Min tRCD 11.24 ns
Min tRAS 22.36 ns
Min tRC 33.74 ns
Min tRRD 3.74 ns
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 9.0-11-11-21-31-n.a @ 900 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #2 10.0-12-12-23-34-n.a @ 1001 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #3 11.0-13-13-25-38-n.a @ 1101 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #4 12.0-14-14-27-41-n.a @ 1201 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #5 13.0-15-15-30-44-n.a @ 1301 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #6 14.0-16-16-32-48-n.a @ 1401 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #7 15.0-17-17-34-51-n.a @ 1501 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #8 16.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #9 17.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #10 18.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #11 19.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #12 20.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
 
Just tried upgrading my RAM from older 2 x 8GB to 2 x 16GB. I took out the old RAM. The new RAM runs, but nowhere close to advertised speed. New RAM is rated at 3200, but is running at 2133.

new RAM: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE-LPX/p/CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
mobo: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B350-PC-MATE/Overview
CPU: Ryzen 3 1300X
BIOS:
vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version A.60
date 07/27/2017

It's not overclocked, I have built a few PCs, but know nothing about overclocking.

When originally installed, XMP was off. It booted immediately, but ran at 2133. Following this article https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/pc-components/how-optimise-your-ram-3680497/ I turned on XMP in BIOS, and now it power cycles several times before booting, but still runs at 2133.

This RAM was listed on pcpartpicker as compatible w/ my mobo. But it's not listed on MSI's site as being compatible RAM.

So are there other settings I should try? If so, please give me as close to step by step instructions as you can, or send me a link to follow/ I've never tried to set RAM timings by hand.
Or is this RAM just not going to run faster than this with my system? Should I return it and get something else? Feel free to make suggestions in that case.

Thanks all!


=========================================

RAM section of CPU-Z report:

DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR4
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000000000)
SDRAM Manufacturer (ID) SK Hynix (AD00000000000000000000)
Size 16384 MBytes
Max bandwidth DDR4-2132 (1066 MHz)
Part number CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
Nominal Voltage 1.20 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 2.0
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 9.0-9-9-22-31 @ 666 MHz
JEDEC #2 10.0-10-10-25-35 @ 740 MHz
JEDEC #3 11.0-11-11-27-38 @ 814 MHz
JEDEC #4 12.0-12-12-30-42 @ 888 MHz
JEDEC #5 13.0-13-13-32-45 @ 962 MHz
JEDEC #6 14.0-14-14-35-49 @ 1037 MHz
JEDEC #7 15.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
JEDEC #8 16.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
XMP profile XMP-3200
Specification DDR4-3200
Voltage level 1.350 Volts
Min Cycle time 0.625 ns (1600 MHz)
Max CL 16.0
Min tRP 11.24 ns
Min tRCD 11.24 ns
Min tRAS 22.36 ns
Min tRC 33.74 ns
Min tRRD 3.74 ns
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 9.0-11-11-21-31-n.a @ 900 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #2 10.0-12-12-23-34-n.a @ 1001 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #3 11.0-13-13-25-38-n.a @ 1101 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #4 12.0-14-14-27-41-n.a @ 1201 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #5 13.0-15-15-30-44-n.a @ 1301 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #6 14.0-16-16-32-48-n.a @ 1401 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #7 15.0-17-17-34-51-n.a @ 1501 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #8 16.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #9 17.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #10 18.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #11 19.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #12 20.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x53
Memory type DDR4
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000000000)
SDRAM Manufacturer (ID) SK Hynix (AD00000000000000000000)
Size 16384 MBytes
Max bandwidth DDR4-2132 (1066 MHz)
Part number CMK32GX4M2B3200C16
Nominal Voltage 1.20 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 2.0
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 9.0-9-9-22-31 @ 666 MHz
JEDEC #2 10.0-10-10-25-35 @ 740 MHz
JEDEC #3 11.0-11-11-27-38 @ 814 MHz
JEDEC #4 12.0-12-12-30-42 @ 888 MHz
JEDEC #5 13.0-13-13-32-45 @ 962 MHz
JEDEC #6 14.0-14-14-35-49 @ 1037 MHz
JEDEC #7 15.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
JEDEC #8 16.0-15-15-36-50 @ 1066 MHz
XMP profile XMP-3200
Specification DDR4-3200
Voltage level 1.350 Volts
Min Cycle time 0.625 ns (1600 MHz)
Max CL 16.0
Min tRP 11.24 ns
Min tRCD 11.24 ns
Min tRAS 22.36 ns
Min tRC 33.74 ns
Min tRRD 3.74 ns
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 9.0-11-11-21-31-n.a @ 900 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #2 10.0-12-12-23-34-n.a @ 1001 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #3 11.0-13-13-25-38-n.a @ 1101 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #4 12.0-14-14-27-41-n.a @ 1201 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #5 13.0-15-15-30-44-n.a @ 1301 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #6 14.0-16-16-32-48-n.a @ 1401 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #7 15.0-17-17-34-51-n.a @ 1501 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #8 16.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #9 17.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #10 18.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #11 19.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
XMP #12 20.0-18-18-36-54-n.a @ 1600 MHz (1.350 Volts)
Are both RAM sticks in right slots according to MB manual ?
 

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