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3200mhz RAM plug and Play?

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1 minute ago, fastfishy2 said:

1) so do you mean it'll work at 3200 mhz only after enabling XMP, or it straight up will only work (i.e. POST and boot up fully) once XMP is enabled? I was under the impression that it'll run at 2133 or 2666 normally until I enable XMP then it'll run at 3200 mhz, is that correct?

 

2) Also, when I enable XMP to get it to run at its correct clock speeds, do I need to do any mucking around with power ratings for the RAM if the kit is already specified for 3200 mhz? Or will enabling XMP simply allow it to run at its rated speed without me messing with anything else?

 

Sorry, so many questions. :) 

1) It will work before you enable XMP, just at a lower frequency than 3200MHz.

 

2) It could go either way, it could work fine after enabling XMP or you might have to give it a bit more voltage. 

I bought a 16gb Dual channel DDR4-3200 kit from Crucial (Ballistix sport grey) for my new build that's going to use a Ryzen 5 3600 and an Asus Prime b450-plus motherboard, both of which are supposed to support DDR4-3200. If I put together the build and boot it up, the RAM should run fine, right? I'm aware it might not run at 3200mhz first time and that some bios settings may need changing, but it should work fine until I'm able to play around with XMP, right?

 

Sorry if this is a bit of a nooby question. Had a similar situation with DDR3-1600 back on a budget H81 board a few years back and it ran on 1333 to start with, totally fine otherwise, until I changed the speed setting in BIOS and it was fine at normal speed after that. Just checking that things haven't changed since I've been away :) 

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2 minutes ago, fastfishy2 said:

I bought a 16gb Dual channel DDR4-3200 kit from Crucial (Ballistix sport grey) for my new build that's going to use a Ryzen 5 3600 and an Asus Prime b450-plus motherboard, both of which are supposed to support DDR4-3200. If I put together the build and boot it up, the RAM should run fine, right? I'm aware it might not run at 3200mhz first time and that some bios settings may need changing, but it should work fine until I'm able to play around with XMP, right?

 

Sorry if this is a bit of a nooby question. Had a similar situation with DDR3-1600 back on a budget H81 board a few years back and it ran on 1333 to start with, totally fine otherwise, until I changed the speed setting in BIOS and it was fine at normal speed after that. Just checking that things haven't changed since I've been away :) 

yes it will work. But you have to enbale XMP first.

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3 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

yes it will work. But you have to enbale XMP first.

1) so do you mean it'll work at 3200 mhz only after enabling XMP, or it straight up will only work (i.e. POST and boot up fully) once XMP is enabled? I was under the impression that it'll run at 2133 or 2666 normally until I enable XMP then it'll run at 3200 mhz, is that correct?

 

2) Also, when I enable XMP to get it to run at its correct clock speeds, do I need to do any mucking around with power ratings for the RAM if the kit is already specified for 3200 mhz? Or will enabling XMP simply allow it to run at its rated speed without me messing with anything else?

 

Sorry, so many questions. :) 

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Just now, fastfishy2 said:

so do you mean it'll work at 3200 mhz only after enabling XMP,

Yes. otherwise it will run at 2133mhz

 

2 minutes ago, fastfishy2 said:

Also, when I enable XMP to get it to run at its correct clock speeds, do I need to do any mucking around with power ratings for the RAM if the kit is already specified for 3200 mhz? Or will enabling XMP simply allow it to run at its rated speed without me messing with anything else?

just simply enable XMP. you dont need to do anything else

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Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

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Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

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Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

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Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

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Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

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1 minute ago, fastfishy2 said:

1) so do you mean it'll work at 3200 mhz only after enabling XMP, or it straight up will only work (i.e. POST and boot up fully) once XMP is enabled? I was under the impression that it'll run at 2133 or 2666 normally until I enable XMP then it'll run at 3200 mhz, is that correct?

 

2) Also, when I enable XMP to get it to run at its correct clock speeds, do I need to do any mucking around with power ratings for the RAM if the kit is already specified for 3200 mhz? Or will enabling XMP simply allow it to run at its rated speed without me messing with anything else?

 

Sorry, so many questions. :) 

1) It will work before you enable XMP, just at a lower frequency than 3200MHz.

 

2) It could go either way, it could work fine after enabling XMP or you might have to give it a bit more voltage. 

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2 minutes ago, fastfishy2 said:

1) so do you mean it'll work at 3200 mhz only after enabling XMP, or it straight up will only work (i.e. POST and boot up fully) once XMP is enabled? I was under the impression that it'll run at 2133 or 2666 normally until I enable XMP then it'll run at 3200 mhz, is that correct?

 

2) Also, when I enable XMP to get it to run at its correct clock speeds, do I need to do any mucking around with power ratings for the RAM if the kit is already specified for 3200 mhz? Or will enabling XMP simply allow it to run at its rated speed without me messing with anything else?

 

Sorry, so many questions. :) 

It'll most likely work with XMP disabled, just at 2133MHz. Enabling XMP allows the RAM to run at its full clock speed if nothing else (namely, CPU, which shouldn't be an issue here) blocks it from doing that. 

You most likely won't need to do any dicking around with settings outside of enabling XMP, from my experience, anyways.

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Thank you all so much for your help, I would've picked all three as best answer but LTTF doesn't allow me to :( 

It's been a long time since my budget i3-4170/GTX 950 build back in 2015-16 so I appreciate the brush-up :D 

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