[SOLVED] Selecting RAM from G.Skill Configurator

Aug 11, 2020
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Hey all,
Just trying to select some RAM for my ASUS Prime B550 Plus motherboard, but am being given 10 pages worth of choices by the G.Skill configurator.

Would they all be effective? It looks like many of them are the same chips with different colored shells. How do I go about choosing one, color aside.

Any guidance would be most appreciated here.

Thanks!
 

Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
No, your motherboard supports up to 4600mhz DIMMs but I don't recommend going above 3600mhz because at higher speeds the infinity fabrics uncouples and there is a performance penalty to pay so you need to get REALLY fast sticks if you're going to pay that price. Not worth it. I recommend either 3600mhz CL16 sticks or 3200mhz CL14 sticks. The 3200mhz CL14 sticks will actually be FASTER than the 3600mhz CL16 kit based on the calculations for true latency, but those will also be more expensive in most cases.

Any of these kits will work with your motherboard if you are using a Ryzen 3000 series CPU.

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These are the least expensive 3200mhz CL14 32GB kit that I know will work with most all Ryzen B450, B550, X470 and X570 platforms.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $174.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-11 21:13 EDT-0400



However, this kit would work just as well, even if it would be minimally higher latency. You'd never know the difference anyhow.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $144.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-11 21:37 EDT-0400
 
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Aug 11, 2020
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Looking for 32 GB (2x16) total. My motherboard supports up to 3200MHz; do I want to max out my speed (MHz) if possible and go for the 3200?

And yes, I'm still left with pages of options. Most of them appear to be aesthetic differences though. Although I have not selected a latency filter (such as: 14-14-14-34, 14-15-15-35, 15-15-15-35), as I'm unsure how it affects the RAM choice.

Thanks in advance for your input!
 

Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
No, your motherboard supports up to 4600mhz DIMMs but I don't recommend going above 3600mhz because at higher speeds the infinity fabrics uncouples and there is a performance penalty to pay so you need to get REALLY fast sticks if you're going to pay that price. Not worth it. I recommend either 3600mhz CL16 sticks or 3200mhz CL14 sticks. The 3200mhz CL14 sticks will actually be FASTER than the 3600mhz CL16 kit based on the calculations for true latency, but those will also be more expensive in most cases.

Any of these kits will work with your motherboard if you are using a Ryzen 3000 series CPU.

,

These are the least expensive 3200mhz CL14 32GB kit that I know will work with most all Ryzen B450, B550, X470 and X570 platforms.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $174.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-11 21:13 EDT-0400



However, this kit would work just as well, even if it would be minimally higher latency. You'd never know the difference anyhow.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $144.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-11 21:37 EDT-0400
 
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