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Jdmendieta
Journeyman III

Ryzen 5 5600x RAM Compatibility

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Hi,

I have a doubt... I have a Ryzen 5600x, and i wanna buy two RAM, but i don't now what is the limit frequency of ram for this processor, in the webside it says the ram can go up to 3200 MHz, but I've seen some PC Builds that have up to 3800 MHZ RAM. Somebody could help me?

 

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crenshaw1979
Adept I

Re: Ryzen 5 5600x RAM Compatibility

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RAM speed isn't just up to the CPU, but also what your motherboard supports.  Pending on your motherboard, I suggest DDR4 3600 MHz as the fastest that you look at best compatibility.  If you provide a motherboard, I can give you a more exact speed and branding to best match your setup.

Before picking RAM out consider if you want 2 or 4 sticks of RAM.  Some motherboards do not support all 4 mem slots being occupied with certain brands of RAM\High MHz, so make sure you verify with your motherboard's RAM compatibility list, but two sticks of RAM should be supported w/o problems. 

I had a problem with 4 sticks of the 3600 MHz Corsairs below but had no problem with ADATA for example.

Always get 2 or 4 pair of RAM for best performance w/ Ryzen, FYI many online testers have noticed AMD 5000 series CPU get an extra 5-10% in games when 4 RAM sticks used.

I personally prefer Corsair RAM but was forced with ADATA since I used 4 sticks of RAM.


These are a very safe bet at 3200MHz - 2 sticks of RAM  16GB 8x2
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 3200 Desktop Memory - Newegg.com

These are the 3600MHz version of the above - 2 sticks of RAM - 16GB 8x2
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB 288-Pin DDR4 3600 Desktop Memory - Newegg.com

ADATA 3600MHz - 2 or 4 work with ASROCK B550 motherboards. 16GB 8x2 or 8x4 w/ AsRocK
XPG SPECTRIX D60G RGB Desktop Memory Series: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL18 GREY - Newegg.com

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crenshaw1979
Adept I

Re: Ryzen 5 5600x RAM Compatibility

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RAM speed isn't just up to the CPU, but also what your motherboard supports.  Pending on your motherboard, I suggest DDR4 3600 MHz as the fastest that you look at best compatibility.  If you provide a motherboard, I can give you a more exact speed and branding to best match your setup.

Before picking RAM out consider if you want 2 or 4 sticks of RAM.  Some motherboards do not support all 4 mem slots being occupied with certain brands of RAM\High MHz, so make sure you verify with your motherboard's RAM compatibility list, but two sticks of RAM should be supported w/o problems. 

I had a problem with 4 sticks of the 3600 MHz Corsairs below but had no problem with ADATA for example.

Always get 2 or 4 pair of RAM for best performance w/ Ryzen, FYI many online testers have noticed AMD 5000 series CPU get an extra 5-10% in games when 4 RAM sticks used.

I personally prefer Corsair RAM but was forced with ADATA since I used 4 sticks of RAM.


These are a very safe bet at 3200MHz - 2 sticks of RAM  16GB 8x2
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 3200 Desktop Memory - Newegg.com

These are the 3600MHz version of the above - 2 sticks of RAM - 16GB 8x2
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB 288-Pin DDR4 3600 Desktop Memory - Newegg.com

ADATA 3600MHz - 2 or 4 work with ASROCK B550 motherboards. 16GB 8x2 or 8x4 w/ AsRocK
XPG SPECTRIX D60G RGB Desktop Memory Series: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL18 GREY - Newegg.com

ThreeDee
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Re: Ryzen 5 5600x RAM Compatibility

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The "Sweet Spot" for 5000 series Ryzen is 3600. Go with a 3600 CAS16 kit .. that will be a good balance between performance and price. The lower the latency though, the better performance you'll get.

IF you are into tinkering a bit .. I've found that most 3200 rated kits will do 3600 speeds without to much fuss.

I run 2 x 16GB RGB HyperX 3200 CAS16 1.35v sticks @ 3800 CAS18 1.39v on an x570 Taichi with my 5900x

In my daughters rig, I run her 2 x 16GB (non RGB) HyperX 3200 sticks at 3600 with her 5800x on an x570 Steel Legend

In my wife's setup .. for awhile I had 2 x 16GB 2666 rated stuff running at 3200. She now runs 2 x 8GB 3600 stuff.

I've ran all kind of brands without issue with 3000 series and now 5000 series Ryzen's .. I did run into issues running 2000 series though.

I'd recommend getting 2 x 16gb sticks over 4 x 8gb sticks .. but that's just me. Do what your pocketbook allows.

Make sure that if you run only 2 sticks of RAM on a 4 memory slotted motherboard, that you install your RAM in slots A2/B2 (2nd and 4th slots away from the CPU socket). Otherwise your RAM will not run in dual channel mode nor will it run at it's properly rated speed when you enable XMP/DOCP in your BIOS .. it will default to 2133 or 2400 (whatever your motherboard's default memory speed is)

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Jdmendieta
Journeyman III

Re: Ryzen 5 5600x RAM Compatibility

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Hello, my motherboard is the Prime B450 m-a II

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