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B450 tomahawk max problem

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Xystophori, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Xystophori


    Joined: Oct 20, 2019

    Posts: 197

    I bought 3.6ghz ram and it says it needs overclocking to reach 3.6ghz would this void warranty and can I run 3.6ghz at 3.466ghz
  2. wazza300


    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    You can run any speed if its stable,enable xmp profile for 3600 mhz in the bios

    And no it wont void your warranty
  3. Xystophori


    Joined: Oct 20, 2019

    Posts: 197

  4. Danny75


    Joined: Aug 26, 2013

    Posts: 8,051

    Every platform has it's standard max RAM speed and anything above that is considered overclocking. If the motherboard advertises more than the standard, i.e. overclocked, then no worries about warranty. If they didn't want you to try it, it would be disabled.

    Running RAM at 3600 will depend on how good the IMC on your CPU is (silicon lottery), how good the memory design and implementation is on the motherboard (shouldn't be issue here as people report 3600 on Tomahawks regularly but also RAM compatibility can come into play), and just how good the RAM actually is as some may be right on the edge of what they are capable of when rated at such speeds/timings.

    You can certainly run it lower if need be. But try XMP first (in the BIOS) and let it try to run at what its rated for.
  5. Xystophori


    Joined: Oct 20, 2019

    Posts: 197

    So it won't void warranty
  6. Destination


    Joined: May 31, 2009

    Posts: 19,882

    just set xmp profile, works wonderfully
  7. Zeonixx


    Joined: Nov 21, 2019

    Posts: 41

    Using the XMP profile to reach the advertised speed shouldn't void the warranty!