[SOLVED] What is the max speed ram for the ryzen 7 2700x ?

OrdJk

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I have this chip and I want to upgrade my ram but I'm not sure whether I can even use the full 3600mhz or If I should buy a slightly slower kit e.g the 3200mhz

mobo = ROG STRIX B450 F GAMING
 

Mrgr74

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I have this chip and I want to upgrade my ram but I'm not sure whether I can even use the full 3600mhz or If I should buy a slightly slower kit e.g the 3200mhz

mobo = ROG STRIX B450 F GAMING
Hi @OrdJk

Here are the specs for your particular mobo:

AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz


3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors Max. 128GB, DDR4
3
600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz

I have a 2700x in my TaiChi X470 and with XMP 2.0 enabled in the Bios, I have my g.Skill FlareX DDR4-3200 set to run @ 3200 and is smooth as silk.

Unless you plan on upgrading to a 3k series Ryzen, go with 3200. If you plan on upgrading, then get faster RAM. Your mobo will underclock your RAM to the speed it supports for the processor that's installed.
 

Mrgr74

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I have this chip and I want to upgrade my ram but I'm not sure whether I can even use the full 3600mhz or If I should buy a slightly slower kit e.g the 3200mhz

mobo = ROG STRIX B450 F GAMING
Hi @OrdJk

Here are the specs for your particular mobo:

AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
Max. 128GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz


3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors Max. 128GB, DDR4
3
600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz

I have a 2700x in my TaiChi X470 and with XMP 2.0 enabled in the Bios, I have my g.Skill FlareX DDR4-3200 set to run @ 3200 and is smooth as silk.

Unless you plan on upgrading to a 3k series Ryzen, go with 3200. If you plan on upgrading, then get faster RAM. Your mobo will underclock your RAM to the speed it supports for the processor that's installed.
 

thx1138v2

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You didn't state which generation processor you have and that affects the max OVERCLOCKABLE speed.

A 3rd gen processor's maximum guaranteed speed is 2666MHz and the 2nd and 1st gen processors' maximum guaranteed speed is als 2666MHz while the max overclockable speed is 3600MHz and 3200MHz respectively.

Overclocking is not guaranteed to work at any speed because it is dependent on the specific processor and motherboard silicone you have. So it's not possible to say which to use.
 

Mrgr74

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You didn't state which generation processor you have and that affects the max OVERCLOCKABLE speed.

A 3rd gen processor's maximum guaranteed speed is 2666MHz and the 2nd and 1st gen processors' maximum guaranteed speed is als 2666MHz while the max overclockable speed is 3600MHz and 3200MHz respectively.

Overclocking is not guaranteed to work at any speed because it is dependent on the specific processor and motherboard silicone you have. So it's not possible to say which to use.
He did in his title. He has a 2700x. :)

And true about OC'ing but should also note tho that it OC's the RAM but not the processor. His 2700x will have his RAM @ 3200 (or whichever speed he manually sets it to) but his CPU will stay at the stock 3.7ghz. (unless he OC's his CPU too of course) If he does nothing, then his RAM might default to 2400mhz. It won't just magically set itself to DDR4-3200 (or faster) just because it's installed and the package states DDR4-xxxx.
 
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the ryzen 7 2700x officially has a max of 2933mhz, but you can use 3200mhz, a few people have got up to 3400mhz and 3600mhz, overclocked. but they were using x470 and x570 boards. you , can buy 3600mhz, but just run it at 2933mhz/3200mhz.
 
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