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Which RAM for Asus Prime B450M-A?

Budget (including currency): Budget

Country: Greece

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Light gaming, Music production, office and photoshop

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

Hello everyone.

I was between two options of RAM (G.Skill F4-3000C16D-16GTZR and Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3000C15) at 3000MHz because the 3200MHz versions are not in the QVL list.
Looking at their websites I found out that both can fit in my motherboard.
It's the Corsair CMW16GX4M2Z3200C16 and the G.Skill F4-3200C16D-16GTZR.
Which one would be better? I see many youtubers use the G.Skill. Is it more compatible and stable?
What about the 3600MHz versions? They are in the QVL and prices are not too far. Do you thing 32GB will be essential in the close future?

APU: Ryzen 5 3400G

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Always check PCPartPicker for compatibility. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mJGxFT/asus-prime-b450m-a-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-prime-b450m-a

 

Your motherboard supports up to DDR4-3200, so get whatever is fastest and then narrow it down to whatever has the lowest CAS latency.

AMD R5 3600 | AMD RX 5700XT | MSI MAG B550M Mortar | 32GB DDR4-3200 CL16

Seasonic GX 650W | Noctua NH-U12S | Cooler Master NR400 | Manjaro

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That board's power delivery is so bad especially for an APU (unless you're using the dual core Athlons)... Just get the cheapest 3000MHz+ memory kit, that board has to go.

 

24 minutes ago, petrikos said:

Which one would be better? I see many youtubers use the G.Skill. Is it more compatible and stable?

What about the 3600MHz versions? They are in the QVL and prices are not too far. Do you thing 32GB will be essential in the close future?

APU: Ryzen 5 3400G

Stability is the same, G skill just spent more.in marketing memory. Forget running 3600MHz on Zen+ and a low.end board like this, the memory controller is already weak and the board doesnt make it easier. 32GB could.be useful but with a quad core CPU, you'll be CPU bottlenecked first in productivity work. 16GB is enough for.now.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Thank you.

The motherboard was suggested by an "expert". After buying it I began to see myself its weakness in many aspects, but it was too late.

Ok, I am on a budget but there were better options.

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The G.Skill website includes motherboard qvl data on each memory kit page, e.g. https://www.gskill.com/qvl/165/166/1536654268/F4-3200C16D-16GTZR-Qvl.

 

Pick the least expensive memory kit. Performance differences between DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200, and DDR4-3600, CL 16/18 are not noticeable the vast majority of time, even with higher performance cpu and gpu.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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1 hour ago, petrikos said:

Thank you.

The motherboard was suggested by an "expert". After buying it I began to see myself its weekness in many aspects, but it was too late.

Ok, I am on a budget but there were better options.

The list btw

 

 

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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