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So confused about RAM for 2700x

Question asked by ajb1965 on Dec 16, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 7, 2019 by stumbler



I am not a complete newbie, I have upgraded/swapped out many parts before but I have never built a PC from scratch. I have decided on the Ryzen 2700x as my CPU, but I am really confused with the RAM. With Intel it was pretty much go to Amazon buy the capacity you wanted and slap it in. AMD seems like it has more limitations or restrictions.


The PC is going to be primarily an audio workstation (Cubase Pro v10 if it matters) so I have a need for at least 32gb of RAM and would prefer four 8gb sticks over two 16gb, but either will work for my needs.


I have selected the Asrock B450 Pro motherboard as the one that fits my needs best.


I looked at the QVL, still confused, and here is why.


I read all over the internets that the new AMD processors need fast ram to reach full potential. However, the qvl for every mobo manufacturer I read only has one or two 16GB sticks that are supported at 3200 or above. Then they go into things that are above my pay grade like ss/ds and dimm socket support 2, 4, or 2/4 and I'm trying to determine what all that means. If Dimm Socket Support says 4 on a 8GB DIMM, does that mean I can put 4 of them in?


I could go the easy route and ask the community what they recommend for 32GB of fast, but not break the bank RAM for a 2700x on a B450 mobo, but that would be lazy


Any direction would be very much appreciated!