I recently built a new system for myself, and I will be going to 64 GB of RAM for some work tasks. I am curious if I should just get another 32GB (2x16GB) kit or return my current 32GB (2x16GB) kit and just get a 64GB kit (2x32GB)?
The G.Skill kit I am using is at 3600 MHz at 14-14-14-34 and 1.45 volts. If I move to a 2x32GB kit at 3600 or higher, I know it will have a higher CAS. Is there any benefit to going higher than 3600 MHz on the X570s platform with Zen 3?
Looks like some nice B-die. Assuming these are single-rank DIMMs, and assuming you can find the exact same kit, that would be fine and possibly even preferable. According to longtime overclocker The Stilt, Ryzen processors with two CCDs seem to prefer four single-rank DIMMs over two dual-rank DIMMs.
On the other hand, it’s a pretty pricey kit and it will probably be more expensive to buy another one than a more garden-variety 2x32GB kit of e.g. DDR4-3600 CL16. And if the second kit you buy isn’t a close-enough match, it might be hard to run all four DIMMs at these timings. Ultimately it’s going to boil down to the quality of your processor’s IMC.
I’d say return the kit and get 2* 32GB kits. Running 4 sticks of dual rank B die DIMMs is pretty damn difficult unless you’re willing to settle for lower frequency and looser timings (at which point you might as well get the cheaper stuff because you’re not fully leveraging B die’s strengths; tight primaries and tRFC).
I built a 5950X system with 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4 because I wanted a maxed-out system on memory. It’s working fine but it’s only running at 3200MT/s. On DDR5 builds I’ve put together so far I’ve gone for 2 x 32GB because that gets you the most stable config if you’re contemplating memory overclocking (and even if you aren’t), and there are quite a few reports around about newer CPUs, particularly the AMD ones, not having such strong memory controllers as with the DDR4 boards. Overclocking boards like the MSI Unify X only have 2 DIMMs to promote the most stable signals at higher clock rates.
yeah mate i would take all that with a pinch of salt…
theres a few things i see as odd.
first he’s running a 12th gen which tops out at 3200 for quad channel support and 4800 dual channel…
meaning once you go over 3200 your reduced to 2 dims per channel and after 4800 1 dim per channel and t2 timings on both.