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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys/girls,

 

I recently got a little bit of dosh, I've picked out an i9 9900k (why not lol), bought the z390 MSI gaming plus this board supports up to 4400mhz, been looking around seeing what peoples verdicts on what ram speeds would be good some people say its pointless to go that high  but no one has added if dual kits or quad kits benefits or where the sweet spot speeds are for the CPU are at,  Linus mentions on an older video when 4266 ( i7 7700k model) was out but don't know if that still applies two generations later, just looking for best performance for my rig so later down the track I won't be wondering did I get the best speed and then have that ich everyday lol

 

any help would be extremely appreciated also note not interested in amd  😃

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Highly depends on specific tasks. But general rule is that going higher than 3000 is not that useful.


Main system: i7 8700k / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Gigabyte RTX2080 Aorus Extreme / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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Do you manually adjust frequency and timings?

 

and if anything, hitting higher CPU core clock with a better motherboard is better for your performance.


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+100/+500, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: +4GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 787 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Highly depends on specific tasks. But general rule is that going higher than 3000 is not that useful.

 I just game but looking towards doing some youtube videos etc

2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Do you manually adjust frequency and timings?

 

and if anything, hitting higher CPU core clock with a better motherboard is better for your performance.

No, I don't that's kinda out of my knowledge base, so you're saying ram isn't really a big thing to consider towards overall performance? (i should have added more detail to my question sorry)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, MadmanRB said:

DDR4 3000 should be good enough for video editing.

Above that is some diminishing returns

Awesome,

 

Thank you, everyone, for your help

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23 minutes ago, xikerm61 said:

No, I don't that's kinda out of my knowledge base, so you're saying ram isn't really a big thing to consider towards overall performance? (i should have added more detail to my question sorry)

no I didn't say that, memory is important especially when some cheap 3000MHz CL15/16 kits are approaching 2400MHz and 2666MHz ones in pricing, I wont say no to extra speed for 10-20% higher price on memory alone (which gets diluted by the overall price of the machine anyway). It's just that memory are getting so cheap that 3600MHz CL19 kits can sometimes be had for lower budget as well. Now, these kits have bad XMP profile performance, even 3000MHz CL16 are faster. However their tuning potentials are greater than 3000MHz or even 3200MHz CL16 ones, capable of reaching their timings at a higher frequency (if not both higher frequency and lower timings). That's why I asked if you will be tuning them yourself.

 

If you won't then answer is simple. Get a 2933-3200 CL15 or 16 memory kit.


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+100/+500, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: +4GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 787 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

no I didn't say that, memory is important especially when some cheap 3000MHz CL15/16 kits are approaching 2400MHz and 2666MHz ones in pricing, I wont say no to extra speed for 10-20% higher price on memory alone (which gets diluted by the overall price of the machine anyway). It's just that memory are getting so cheap that 3600MHz CL19 kits can sometimes be had for lower budget as well. Now, these kits have bad XMP profile performance, even 3000MHz CL16 are faster. However their tuning potentials are greater than 3000MHz or even 3200MHz CL16 ones, capable of reaching their timings at a higher frequency (if not both higher frequency and lower timings). That's why I asked if you will be tuning them yourself.

 

If you won't then answer is simple. Get a 2933-3200 CL15 or 16 memory kit.

ah that makes sense why you asked, yeah sadly tuning is not my strong point, thank you for your help Jurrunio

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