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Posted · Original PosterOP

I bought my premade pc about a year ago and im looking to do some upgrades on it but i dont know where to start. If anyone could recommend something or if i should switch something that is lagging behind, it would great. Here are the specs

Motherboard: HP moria 

GPU: RTX 2070

RAM: HyperX fury DDR4 2666MHz 16GB

CPU: AMD ryzen 5 2600 six cores, base speed: 3.40GHz

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I'd start with new RAM (get 16GB of 3600MHz at the minimum for Ryzen to reach it's full potential) and wait for Zen 3.


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2 minutes ago, ImAlsoRan said:

I'd start with new RAM (get 16GB of 3600MHz at the minimum for Ryzen to reach it's full potential) and wait for Zen 3.

Sadly my motherboard only supports up to 2666mhz but i heard that ram speed isnt that important. Is it gonna make a difference?

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1 minute ago, johnSPA12 said:

Sadly my motherboard only supports up to 2666mhz but i heard that ram speed isnt that important. Is it gonna make a difference?

If your motherboard can't support 3600MHz of RAM, then it might be time to get a new motherboard. It's probably an A320M, which means you are pretty much stuck with this config until you upgrade your motherboard. The new AMD processors won't be supported by it, RTX 3000 will most likely be too much for it, and Ryzen feeds off of RAM speed, that's the way it's architecture works. Intel's architecture doesn't rely on fast RAM, however.


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3 minutes ago, johnSPA12 said:

Sadly my motherboard only supports up to 2666mhz but i heard that ram speed isnt that important. Is it gonna make a difference?

oh no.

Ram speed matters alot with ryzen. while the clock speed wont make too much of a difference (but i think it will make more of a difference then on intel) timings also matter.

what you shoud do: get a really good b450 board (if you dont already have one and if so, check if it will support zen 3) or a x570 board.


PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

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3 minutes ago, ImAlsoRan said:

Intel's architecture doesn't rely on fast RAM, however.

as much* 2666 to 3600 can be a huge diffrence on intel, just not as much as on ryzen.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, ImAlsoRan said:

If your motherboard can't support 3600MHz of RAM, then it might be time to get a new motherboard. It's probably an A320M, which means you are pretty much stuck with this config until you upgrade your motherboard. The new AMD processors won't be supported by it, RTX 3000 will most likely be too much for it, and Ryzen feeds off of RAM speed, that's the way it's architecture works. Intel's architecture doesn't rely on fast RAM, however.

Damn, ok thanks

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4 minutes ago, eeeee1 said:

oh no.

Ram speed matters alot with ryzen. while the clock speed wont make too much of a difference (but i think it will make more of a difference then on intel) timings also matter.

what you shoud do: get a really good b450 board (if you dont already have one and if so, check if it will support zen 3) or a x570 board.

I think a B550 motherboard would be better fit here. I wouldn't be upgrading to parts that I know will be limiting my upgrades within 1-2 years, like a B450 would.


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Just now, ImAlsoRan said:

I think a B550 motherboard would be better fit here. I wouldn't be upgrading to parts that I know will be limiting my upgrades within 1-2 years, like a B450.

forgot about b550. but true in all regards


PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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