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2400mhz vs high clocks for processors

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My current motherboard is an asus a320m-k which only has 2 dimm slots, so im planning on upgrading sometime soon. My current memory configuration is 8gb (2x4) at 2400mhz. Is it worth paying extra for a 16 gb kit of higher speed memory? Say 3000 or 3200, or should i buy another 8 gb kit of the same 2400mhz. Would the performance gains be worth spending a good bit more, almost double, or is it minor for the most part? My processor is a ryzen 5 2600.

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10% gain on average frame rate, 30% gain on frame rate stability. Do you care about that?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) 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 (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

10% gain on average frame rate, 30% gain on frame rate stability. Do you care about that?

Sound like it would be worth it, its more than my motherboard upgrading too, psu, cpu cooler, and a gpu down the line so with the price of those considered, it would seem to be worth it. Thanks.

 

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Just now, BigChobbs said:

Sound like it would be worth it, its more than my motherboard upgrading too, psu, cpu cooler, and a gpu down the line so with the price of those considered, it would seem to be worth it. Thanks.

 

you could try overclocking your current sticks first, see how far they would go.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) 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 (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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@BigChobbs my advice would be: very first. Get a MOTHERBOARD. Ie.: MSI B450M Mortar, Bazooka V2, Gaming Plus, Tomahawk or even ultra-cheap Asrock B450M Pro4.

 

A320 boards will not support memory frequencies above 2666Mhz, neither permit you to OC the CPU. And putting a very basic (-k series asus) mobo under a six-core cpu is just not really a good idea...

 

Upgrade board first, then get 2x8gb 3200Mhz dual channel ram.


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As above, motherboards with a320 chipset will limit the ram sticks to max. 2666 mhz even if they're rated for 3000 or 3200 mhz.

You can buy 3000 or 3200 sticks, they'll simmpy un at 2666

Ryzen 3xxxx will work best with 3600mhz but 3200 mhz sticks would be next best thing - would be worth buying such ram to reuse later if you'll decide to change motherboard and upgrade cpu.

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