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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum.

 

I've purchased recently a new 2x8gb ram Corsair Vengeance Pro Memory 2x8gb Ddr4 3200mhz White RGB (CMW16GX4M2C3200C16w).
My board is AB350M-HDV and my cpu is ryzen 3 1200. 

 

Here it goes:
I've decided to upgrade my ram due to some workloads that I'm getting and at the same time to improve somehow gaming experience (i haven't upgraded my gpu rx550).

Task manager shows 1067 mhz in speed (2134 mhz) . After researching, I went to the bios and enabled the XMP to 3200 mhz (profile1). 

 

And after saving and restarting, it just didn't boot properly. Probably 2-3 secs of powering then off, and so on it became a loop. Maybe around 5-7 times then it just went to a proper boot up. 

 

When it booted properly, it still shows the same ram speed(1067mhz) which should be 3200 mhz as I've OCed/ turned XMP on. But then, because of the boot problem that I've encountered, I've decided to turn it off and did nothing.

 

Before buying the ram, I've checked that my ram is on the support page of my asrock mobo and I thought that it should show the speed that I bought (3200mhz). But with the problem that I've been, I suddenly felt that it wasn't a worth buy for me just because of those appearance of the speed. I've spent around $100 for the two sticks although it's part of my plan to upgrade to 16gb.

 

And my question is, is there any possible way that I can make it appear to 3200 mhz or at least higher than 2133 mhz  as it's a lot of gap from the current speed that I have without experiencing the bootup failure that I've experienced? 

 

I hope experts here will advice what I must do or what I shouldn't do. Thank you in advance guys. 

Jess

 

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Zen 1 CPU can hardly handle 3000mhz iirc

 

Try turning on XMP but change the frequency to 2666, if it works then try bumping the frequency up to next notch

 

After you found the stable freq, you can tune the timings to compensate for the latency loss due to frequency drop

 

Validate stability with memtest86

 

If you think you messed up other settings, clear cmos and try again

 

Tip: write things down in a paper so you don't forget the settings you tested

Things I need help with:

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none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

Zen 1 CPU can hardly handle 3000mhz iirc

 

Try turning on XMP but change the frequency to 2666, if it works then try bumping the frequency up to next notch

 

After you found the stable freq, you can tune the timings to compensate for the latency loss due to frequency drop

 

Validate stability with memtest86

 

If you think you messed up other settings, clear cmos and try again

 

Tip: write things down in a paper so you don't forget the settings you tested

Thank you moonzy, this really helps a lot for me. 

 

I don't have someone to guide me for other options for test and trials that I have to do. I'll do this, well at least 2666 is much better than what I get on 2133.

 

Again, thank you thank you so much.

 

If there are other inputs that I can learn and get some tips, keep it coming guys. I appreciate all of your help. :)

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2 minutes ago, Jessy0000 said:

don't have someone to guide me for other options for test and trials that I have to do

I'm not that good at memory OC myself either, so I can only give you a general guide

 

You can run the RAM at 2666 (or maybe even 2800 or smth) and keep the XMP timing

It'll be a tad slower than what it can achieve but if you're fine with not getting that performance you can just keep it as is, as long as it's stable

 

Again, validate with memtest86

Things I need help with:

Spoiler

none atm

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

Spoiler

Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

I'm not that good at memory OC myself either, so I can only give you a general guide

 

You can run the RAM at 2666 (or maybe even 2800 or smth) and keep the XMP timing

It'll be a tad slower than what it can achieve but if you're fine with not getting that performance you can just keep it as is, as long as it's stable

 

Again, validate with memtest86

Noted on those points. 

 

I'm not actually a typical guy who writes on a paper but I've understood the importance of that tip. I'll update once I'm done.

 

Thank you very much!

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An update: 2666 mhz is a success. 


I'll update if 2933 mhz is still fine, hopefully it will.

 

Update 2: same problem with 2933 mhz, I'll stick to 2666 mhz. Thanks everyone.

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