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2666 RAM and Ryzen 3600

Hi guys I'm just wondering if 2666 MHz RAM that is in my current build would work "okay" with Ryzen 3600 until I can afford to get the faster speed memory ?

 

currently on a i5 7400 z270 system

 

Thanks in advance ;)

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It will. You're just lose about 5-8% performance 

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Wait until you can afford at least 3200mhz. It's not that big of a jump, money wise. Don't buy something you'll have a hard time selling later on because noone will want to take it off your hands. It's a lose lose situation.

 

My OCD aside, it will work "okay", if you will. But I would never buy it.

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1 minute ago, Light-Yagami said:

Wait until you can afford at least 3200mhz. It's not that big of a jump, money wise. Don't buy something you'll have a hard time selling later on because noone will want to take it off your hands. It's a lose lose situation.

 

My OCD aside, it will work "okay", if you will. But I would never buy it.

i already have the 2666 ram which is why im asking the question 

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2 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

It will. You're just lose about 5-8% performance 

could i clock the RAM in to negate that drop ? 

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You can probably reuse it and possible overclock it a bit too get some more out of it.

 

I don't see why not unless you want to include the old ram in your 7400 build to increase attractiveness for sale

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Just now, PhoenixX18 said:

could i clock the RAM in to negate that drop ? 

Yes, memory overclocking is recommended on Ryzen.

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Just now, PhoenixX18 said:

i already have the 2666 ram which is why im asking the question 

OH I'm sorry miss-read that. Yes, of course it will work! You're loosing between 5-10% of performance depending on the workload, but yes. It will work. 

I recommend getting 3200 or 3600mhz later on

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1 minute ago, PhoenixX18 said:

could i clock the RAM in to negate that drop ? 

You could try and reduce latency a bit (CL-xx) value, but most lower end sticks aren't even capable of running at their rated speeds most of the time.. It's worth a try. You don't be able to negate the drop though. Maybe reduce it by a slight margin. I wouldn't bother

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1 minute ago, PhoenixX18 said:

could i clock the RAM in to negate that drop ? 

You can certainly try. Load up Thaiphoon then key that info into Ryzen DRAM Calculator.

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1 minute ago, SPARTAN VI said:

You can certainly try. Load up Thaiphoon then key that info into Ryzen DRAM Calculator.

He's talking for his current set of 2666 sticks, which are like.. 3 years old ddr4 modules. I doubt he'll be getting anything worthwhile out of them.

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What are your current Memory Sticks?  Are they with tighter timings?  What is the chip's manufacturer? 

 

With little luck, You might be able to OC them to 3000-3200mhz cl16.. With the aid of Dram Calculator 

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1 minute ago, Light-Yagami said:

He's talking for his current set of 2666 sticks, which are like.. 3 years old ddr4 modules. I doubt he'll be getting anything worthwhile out of them.

I know, which is why I said "try." It probably wont dramatically close the gap compared to a DDR4-3200 CL14 kit, but there's no harm in at least checking/trying it. 

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Just now, SPARTAN VI said:

I know, which is why I said "try." It probably wont dramatically close the gap compared to a DDR4-3200 CL14 kit, but there's no harm in at least checking/trying it. 

I'm sorry, I must've miss-understood then. Speaking from experience, low and mid-range RAM won't really cooperate at all. What I'm saying is - it's not worth the hassle for those 2% of improvement you might get, if lucky. And you have to know what you're doing, can't just change a bunch of values and apply. RAM OC-ing isn't easy.. idk.. but sure, trying is always welcome, even if only for educational purposes.  

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16 minutes ago, PhoenixX18 said:

could i clock the RAM in to negate that drop ? 

You could manually set the infinity-fabric clock higher, which will give you lots of performance back.

Linus made a video about this, watch it.

 

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my opinion:

 

Keep the 7400, Z270, and ram together to reuse in a second system for whatever. Use profits to buy fast ram.

 

OR

 

keep them together and sell them as a working combo kit. then buy some fast ram.

 

Either way, if you just pull the RAM from the old system, you either have a bunch of useless parts and slow memory.

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1 minute ago, Mister Woof said:

my opinion:

 

Keep the 7400, Z270, and ram together to reuse in a second system for whatever. Use profits to buy fast ram.

 

OR

 

keep them together and sell them as a working combo kit. then buy some fast ram.

 

Either way, if you just pull the RAM from the old system, you either have a bunch of useless parts and slow memory.

what i was looking at doing is to remove 2 of the 4 8GB (32GB total) sticks from the z270 and keep the z270 machine with 16GB for my kid (as with lockdown in the UK he has taken over the rig :( ) 

 

then I'm looking at building myself a machine with the 2 sticks I removed from the z270 system with a Gigabyte B450 board with a ryzen 3600X  , but with spending out for the MB / Processor / Case / PSU + GPU - I was hoping to save some money to start and then get some better speed memory later on. and then put the 2 sticks back in the z270 system.

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Just now, PhoenixX18 said:

what i was looking at doing is to remove 2 of the 4 8GB (32GB total) sticks from the z270 and keep the z270 machine with 16GB for my kid (as with lockdown in the UK he has taken over the rig :( ) 

 

then I'm looking at building myself a machine with the 2 sticks I removed from the z270 system with a Gigabyte B450 board with a ryzen 3600X  , but with spending out for the MB / Processor / Case / PSU + GPU - I was hoping to save some money to start and then get some better speed memory later on. and then put the 2 sticks back in the z270 system.

oh, that changes things. thought you only had 16, lol.

 

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