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Is tuning my RAM timings from CL16 to CL14 worth doing?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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I have Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 ( CMW16GX4M2C3200C16). I have been very bored during this lockdown so I thought I can tune my pc a little and get the most for my money. Currenty using Ryzen 5 2600 on a B450 Tomahawk MAX.

I used thaiphoon burner to check the ram die, and it says its samsung B die, but im pretty sure its not a well binned one. which is why i dont want to push more than the 3200mhz rating, unless someone here thinks its very possible to go higher. but i thought lowering the latency might be worth it for my Ryzen 5 2600.

Will doing this be worth it? is it safe? do you think it will be stable?

also, is this a cl14 tune? Because I see 14 at the top and just assumed, sorry lol

I plan to game and stream, and some editing on premiere pro occasionally

 

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3 minutes ago, MustafaXIX said:

Will doing this be worth it?

yes

3 minutes ago, MustafaXIX said:

is it safe?

as long as you keep your ram under 1.5V, sometimes it is safe still

 

3 minutes ago, MustafaXIX said:

do you think it will be stable?

no


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

yes

as long as you keep your ram under 1.5V, sometimes it is safe still

 

no

Why do you think it wont be stable? 

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1 hour ago, MustafaXIX said:

DRAM Calculator result

I have Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 ( CMW16GX4M2C3200C16). I have been very bored during this lockdown so I thought I can tune my pc a little and get the most for my money. Currenty using Ryzen 5 2600 on a B450 Tomahawk MAX.

I used thaiphoon burner to check the ram die, and it says its samsung B die, but im pretty sure its not a well binned one. which is why i dont want to push more than the 3200mhz rating, unless someone here thinks its very possible to go higher. but i thought lowering the latency might be worth it for my Ryzen 5 2600.

Will doing this be worth it? is it safe? do you think it will be stable?

also, is this a cl14 tune? Because I see 14 at the top and just assumed, sorry lol

I plan to game and stream, and some editing on premiere pro occasionally

 

CL16 @ 3200 b-die is a crap bin.  Will definitely require a voltage increase, higher IO/SA and some tweaked secondary timings to even try 14-14-14-34.

1T command rate may be impossible at those timings also.

 

Try changing to 1T first.  This gives a boost in performance and often doesn't even need voltage changed.

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Have you tried those settings yet?  Just give 'em a go and then test for stability.  


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2 hours ago, MustafaXIX said:

DRAM Calculator result

I have Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 ( CMW16GX4M2C3200C16). I have been very bored during this lockdown so I thought I can tune my pc a little and get the most for my money. Currenty using Ryzen 5 2600 on a B450 Tomahawk MAX.

I used thaiphoon burner to check the ram die, and it says its samsung B die, but im pretty sure its not a well binned one. which is why i dont want to push more than the 3200mhz rating, unless someone here thinks its very possible to go higher. but i thought lowering the latency might be worth it for my Ryzen 5 2600.

Will doing this be worth it? is it safe? do you think it will be stable?

also, is this a cl14 tune? Because I see 14 at the top and just assumed, sorry lol

I plan to game and stream, and some editing on premiere pro occasionally

 

If was able to run CL 14, you would want better than 14-17-18-17 timings. 

I don't recon this would be any type of ideal performance increase even if it where to be stable.

 

The best way to achieve performance, is through firstly seeking the highest speed you can achieve over XMP. You keep the same timings as XMP or sometimes slightly looser to get the raw Mhz from the Ram. Let's say you overclock from 3200mhz to 3400mhz, at the same timings, you'll have a nice performance increase. This is the approach you should take in my opinion. 


 

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