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First time having a pc. Help me/ 3200mhz ram on a 2666mhz mobo

Mobo:https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/A320M-PRO-E

Ryzen 5 2600

Rx 5500 xt 4gb

Im planning to upgrade my 1x 8gb 2666mhz cl20 ram to a 2x 8gb 3200mhz/3000mhz cl16

 

im still near clueless about this things so..

my problems is. It says ryzen 5 2600 only supports up to 3000mhz so Im instead of buying a 3200mhz ram i will go down to a 3000mhz ram but
my motherboard says it supports up to 2667mhz but the 2933mhz and 3200mhz has (OC) on it. 
I was checking this xmp profile thing because its easier to change ram frequency with it but unfortunately my mobo doesnt have it.

So should i buy a 3200mhz ram if its safe to go with my processor or should i just buy 3000mhz ram to be safe with my processor and
can i safely adjust my bios settings to a higher dram frequency up to 3000mhz or 3200mhz?

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This is because you're using a 2nd generation processor in a first generation motherboard. 

2933mhz would be the top expected speed able to run with this set up. 

2667mhz would likely be the highest most stable speed to run with this setup.

That is all.

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8 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

This is because you're using a 2nd generation processor in a first generation motherboard. 

2933mhz would be the top expected speed able to run with this set up. 

2667mhz would likely be the highest most stable speed to run with this setup.

That is all.

Ah so the motherboard is an older model.
Is it really impossible to do atleast 3000mhz?
I was being told that below 3000mhz is not good for ryzen

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1 hour ago, daldaeus said:

Ah so the motherboard is an older model.
Is it really impossible to do atleast 3000mhz?
I was being told that below 3000mhz is not good for ryzen

It's more the capabilities of the hardware vs it not being good. 

Each generation Ryzen handled by default a higher frequency. 

1st gen 2667mhz B350 X370

2nd gen 2933mhz B450 X470 

3rd gen 3200mhz X570 (later B550)

4th gen 3200mhz X570 B550 IF increase promise linked 1:1 ratio to memory up to 4000mhz

Motherboards at each generation was then designed to also handle higher frequency memory.

The quality of the memory ICs and PCB layout also matters. This is why B-Die memory has a good rep.

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4 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Motherboards at each generation was then designed to also handle higher frequency memory.

The quality of the memory ICs and PCB layout also matters. This is why B-Die memory has a good rep.

Soooo.... I can adjust the dram frequency of my mobo in the bios into 3000mhz?

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7 minutes ago, daldaeus said:

Soooo.... I can adjust the dram frequency of my mobo in the bios into 3000mhz?

You can, it just probably won't work.

 

Enable XMP but manually set 2667mhz also. If it posts and passes stability testing, incrementally increase the frequency until unstable. Then return to a frequency that is stable. If that makes sense.

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2 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

You can, it just probably won't work.

 

Enable XMP but manually set 2667mhz also. If it posts and passes stability testing, incrementally increase the frequency until unstable. Then return to a frequency that is stable. If that makes sense.

My mobo doesnt have xmp though. 

So increasing the dram frequency of the ram in the bios will not damage and void  the warranty of my mobo?
And if I increase it. the bios will automatically turn it back down until the stable frequency is attained.

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5 minutes ago, daldaeus said:

My mobo doesnt have xmp though. 

So increasing the dram frequency of the ram in the bios will not damage and void  the warranty of my mobo?
And if I increase it. the bios will automatically turn it back down until the stable frequency is attained.

With technicality, yes overclocking voids the warranty of the hardware. All of it. 

 

No, sometimes when memory fails to post, you must clear cmos if it doesn't post after the retry counter (default is 3 tries) This is when the board tries your settings, on the 4th attempt it "should" post in fail safe mode. 

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