Ram Frequency Issue on My First Build

Discussion created by theb on May 21, 2020
Latest reply on May 22, 2020 by mccharle

Crosshair Hero VI / Ryzen 5 1600 / GTX 1060 6bg

I didn't do any research what so ever and bought 64gigs of Dominator Platinum RAM (two sets of CMT32GX4M2C3200C16) - So, 4 sticks of 16gigs.


So, I decided to stop just randomly buying things and do research.  The advertised frequency is 3200, but according to CPU-Z I'm only achieving 1075ish.  I tried to overclock the RAM by watching youtube videos and I only got 1700, but every game would crash at the splash screen until I returned to the BIOS defaults.  (I was just changing it to DOCP and adjusting the voltage to 1.35 in BIOS.  I did not adjust the timings because I honestly could not figure out which 4 options to change because there are numerous).


I did also realize that this ram is not on the compatibility list for my setup.  So my question is, would it be best to buy G. Skill RAM or upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600X (or other recommended within a budget)?  Or, can this RAM work I'm just too inexperienced to have done it right?


I have updated all the things to include  the newest BIOS version.


I greatly appreciate any help.  Still learning a lot.