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I bought 2x8GB RAM 3200MHz but I checked at what speed it is at currently and it says 1332 MHz, how do I change it to 3200MHz (do I do it in the boot menu and if yes how do I do that), is it safe to run at that speed if it says it can and what are the pros/cons of running at a higher speed like at 3200 MHz instead. I have a MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Motherboard

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4 minutes ago, kirbydude47 said:

I bought 2x8GB RAM 3200MHz but I checked at what speed it is at currently and it says 1332 MHz, how do I change it to 3200MHz (do I do it in the boot menu and if yes how do I do that), is it safe to run at that speed if it says it can and what are the pros/cons of running at a higher speed like at 3200 MHz instead. I have a MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Motherboard

Depends on where you are looking but you are prob running at 2666 (1333x2) by default. You need to adjust XMP settings in BIOS.


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9 minutes ago, kirbydude47 said:

is it safe to run at that speed

Yes

9 minutes ago, kirbydude47 said:

pros/cons of running at a higher speed like at 3200 MHz instead

Higher mem clock = computer go faster.

Lower mem clock = computer go slower.

 

 


 Gaming PC:                                        Streaming PC:

-Ryzen 5 3600x                CPU              -Ryzen 7 2700x  

-2x8GB @ 3200               RAM              -2x8GB @ 3600 

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If it says 1333Mhz, that's really 2666Mhz. DDR is double data rate, so you, well, double it. That, then, is your base clock on your RAM. 3200Mhz is technically an OC. To achieve that, you need to enable it's eXtreme Memory Profile, or XMP, in the BIOS. It's also sometimes referred to as DOCP, if you see that instead. This is quite literally a profile of clock speed, voltages and timings, that the RAM can safely and reliably OC to.

 

Like any OC, there is inherent risk, and Intel, in particular, voids your CPU warranty if you actually enable XMP. However, practically, no one ever damaged their RAM or CPU simply enabling XMP. It's about as safe as safe can get.

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