Question OVERCLOCKING 2400mhz ddr4 ram to 3200mhz

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Hello guys,
So i wanted to build a new pc with ryzen 5 2400g Apu which need higher frequency ram which are skyrocketing in prices btw mobo selected is msi B450M pro vdh abt suggestions on that? Ok so my real question is
Will the overclocked ram (2x4 gb) (2400mhz to 3200mhz or 3000mhz) perform like a original 3200mhz or 3000mhz (99% sure it won't but why not ask xd). If not what % performance increase week i see and what % will it lack from a original 3200mhz or 3000mhz
What will be the negative effects of oc ram? (hardware damage and stuff) or simply saying will oc decrease life of my build?
Thanks in advance
 

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Overclocking memory is not guaranteed. You typically want to buy memory with lower CAS Latency if you plan to overclock. Such as DDR4 2400 with CAS 14 at 1.2V can usually overclock pretty good. But, you end up paying more for it. Overclocking memory will require increasing timings and voltage, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because 3000 or 3200MHz RAM will also have increased timings (latency) and voltage. But, the RAM that you bought at 2400MHz might not run well at 3000 or 3200MHz and could become unstable at those speeds. It can be hit or miss.

I just checked memory prices, and you're right in that 2x4GB DDR4 3000 and especially 3200 are a bit more expensive compared to lower speeds. If you're aiming at a low-price, budget system I would recommend using this RAM kit here. Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)

I had that same memory with same specs in 2x8GB and it could overclock to 3200 at C16 1.35V, which is the same specs as most 3200 RAM. It seemed to do well. You could even run it at 2800MHz and still have good performance.

Sure, you could buy cheaper DDR4 2400 for $45, but they have higher timings and won't overclock or perform as well. And you can buy DDR4 3000 for $55 also, but again they have higher timings and voltage. That DDR4 2800 C15 1.25V is pretty decent memory.

That motherboard, B450M Pro VD-H is very cheap. But at least it's a B450 chipset mobo and not A320.
 
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Overclocking memory is not guaranteed. You typically want to buy memory with lower CAS Latency if you plan to overclock. Such as DDR4 2400 with CAS 14 at 1.2V can usually overclock pretty good. But, you end up paying more for it. Overclocking memory will require increasing timings and voltage, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because 3000 or 3200MHz RAM will also have increased timings (latency) and voltage. But, the RAM that you bought at 2400MHz might not run well at 3000 or 3200MHz and could become unstable at those speeds. It can be hit or miss.

I just checked memory prices, and you're right in that 2x4GB DDR4 3000 and especially 3200 are a bit more expensive compared to lower speeds. If you're aiming at a low-price, budget system I would recommend using this RAM kit here. Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)

I had that same memory with same specs in 2x8GB and it could overclock to 3200 at C16 1.35V, which is the same specs as most 3200 RAM. It seemed to do well. You could even run it at 2800MHz and still have good performance.

Sure, you could buy cheaper DDR4 2400 for $45, but they have higher timings and won't overclock or perform as well. And you can buy DDR4 3000 for $55 also, but again they have higher timings and voltage. That DDR4 2800 C15 1.25V is pretty decent memory.

That motherboard, B450M Pro VD-H is very cheap. But at least it's a B450 chipset mobo and not A320.
Hey thanks for reply,
I can get 2400mhz cl15 ram
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B013H7U6FQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_NAqzCbPRAK4NW
And will overclocking give similar performance as a original ram with that specific frequency?
 

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