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Question Should I try overclocking my Gskill B-die memory?

Shmee

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Rig in sig, I have a 3700X at stock and 2 kits of 2x8GB Gskill DDR4 3200. One is the Flarex, the other is a TridentZ. Both are currently running at the XMP of 3200MHz CL14, so both are B-die. I understand Ryzen prefers fast RAM and low latency, and also higher IF helps. Should I try overclocking my memory to say, 3600? What timings would be good to start out with? Any tips?
 

Campy

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Why not? My (admittedly limited) understanding is that 3600 shouldn't be a problem using decent B-die. 3600 CL16 is very close to 3200 CL14 in terms of true latency, just a tiny bit looser, so maybe start there. I don't think many/any Ryzen 3000 CPUs have trouble with 1800 IF either.
 

Kenmitch

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I'd at least try. I have the Flare-X kit and had no issues making the jump from 3200 CL14 to 3600 CL14 with tight timings @1.45v's. I've played around all the way up to 4333MHz, with my kit.
 

Shmee

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Thanks, my motherboard actually has some memory OC presets in BIOS for 3600MHz at 1.45V. I was able to pass memtest at 3600 @ the 14-16-16-36 preset, currently runnning that now. I may try to tighten timings a bit more later.
 

Kenmitch

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Thanks, my motherboard actually has some memory OC presets in BIOS for 3600MHz at 1.45V. I was able to pass memtest at 3600 @ the 14-16-16-36 preset, currently runnning that now. I may try to tighten timings a bit more later.
Cool. Take it one step at a time and you should be OK. If you can tighten up 3600MHz CL14 it's pretty much all to be had. 3800MHz CL15 has slightly lower latency, but might be unobtainable with 4 sticks.
 

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