[SOLVED] Will this run well?

maxemor_yt

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Hello, I'm planning a build:

CPU: i7-8700K
Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2
MOBO: Aorus Z390 Pro (rev 1.0)
RAM: G.Skill TridentZ Silver-White 3600MHz CL17 (F4-3600C17D-32GTZSW)
GPU: Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC
PSU: Corsair RM750x

The build will be situated in a full mesh-front chassis (RL06 Tempered Glass) with ample intake to cool the VRM components of the motherboard.

Is it possible, with this motherboard, to overclock the 8700k to 4.7GHz with enhanced turbo while also using the RAM at its 3600MHz XMP speed? I do not intend to overclock the ram any further, but I also don't want my kit to end up running slower than its advertised speed.

I'm worried because this specific ram kit is not listed in the memory compatibility list of the motherboard, and the motherboard also isn't listed in the compatibility list of the ram. (although the aorus z390 ultra and extreme which are higher-end variants of the same family, are listed). Will there be a problem if the ram and mobo are not officially listed as compatible?

One more thing, the ram is listed as "B-die guranteed" on b-die finder, but the other website listed in that first site (hardwareluxx.de) does not confirm it is actually a B-die. Either way, will a B-die make much of a difference over a hynix one with this build that has an intel CPU?

Sorry for the noob questions, I don't have much experience as it's my first time exploring overclocking stuff. All the things I've learned are from browsing forums and YouTube.
 

Lutfij

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Pick a DDR3-3200MHz kit instead as that is the sweet spot for the platform. You can also overclock the rams to DDR4-3600Mhz but you're going to have to do some trial and error with it.

QVL's mean that the rams were tested in their respective laboratories. They have verified it works but they can't test every ram kit out there nor from every brand. In fact so long as you have a DDR4 slot that allows you to use the rams you're looking at, you're good to go, just start off with the basics and then see if you have any BIOS updates pending prior to enabling X.M.P and/or overclocking your CPU.
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Pick a DDR3-3200MHz kit instead as that is the sweet spot for the platform. You can also overclock the rams to DDR4-3600Mhz but you're going to have to do some trial and error with it.

QVL's mean that the rams were tested in their respective laboratories. They have verified it works but they can't test every ram kit out there nor from every brand. In fact so long as you have a DDR4 slot that allows you to use the rams you're looking at, you're good to go, just start off with the basics and then see if you have any BIOS updates pending prior to enabling X.M.P and/or overclocking your CPU.
 

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