MSI Creator X299 with 10980xe memory overclock

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Hi. Trying to spec memory for MSI Creator X299 with 10980xe CPU. Corsair seems the most rated option, but the SPD is only 2133. Ideal memory would be SPD 2933 and 4000 rating on XPD, because it is fast native if the XMP profile does not work. Most memory on the QVL list is out of date. Any help appreciated, and comment on the memory list comment "When running X.M.P on the compatibility list to 4000MHz or higher, system stability is limited by the CPU’s integrated memory controller."
 
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I wouldn't worry about the SPD setting because you can just manually choose a higher frequency. The SPD setting only matters in OEM motherboards which don't allow you to change frequency.
 
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The memory controller for ram on the 10980xe is on the cpu. So they are saying you will be limited by luck of how strong your controller is, as this varies from cpu to cpu. Silicon lottery.

The more ram you have the more strain on the memory controller. So if you populate all 8 slots running fast memory is likely not a option.
I cant comment on the msi board specifically, however I was limited to 3200mhz 128gb Ram for 100% stability when populating all 8 slots, on a high binned cpu. The 8PACK ram worked flawlessly, you may be ok with the 3600 ram if running 4 sticks, or maybe faster if 2 sticks. However depending on how much tweaking, or stability or ram you need, it all can make a difference.

Something from here is likely to work nicely.
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/pc-components/memory/ddr4?ckSuppliers=432&ckTab=0&sSort=2

The platform is hot and power hungry, so ensure you have good cooling/airflow. & unless you have not purchased the motherboard and cpu yet, I'd recommend a thread ripper or even a 5950x as both are faster. The X299 is end of life, and support is limited. However if you have them, that's fine, the platform did me proud for a few years.:) I'd just be wary about throwing too much money at it now for the small % of improvement.
 
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Thanks for comment so far. Have the board and cpu left over from last year for uncompleted build due to scarce graphics cards. Don't know what to do now. From reading thought to use 1R 4x8Gb Corsair, and safest seems to be CMK32GX4M4B3600C18 run on XMP profile, except for the SPD being so low if I run into problems. The board will run as high as 4266, but I do not want to get involved with tweaking settings as I frankly do not know what I am doing. I just want to optimise the board.
 
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Thanks for comment so far. Have the board and cpu left over from last year for uncompleted build due to scarce graphics cards. Don't know what to do now. From reading thought to use 1R 4x8Gb Corsair, and safest seems to be CMK32GX4M4B3600C18 run on XMP profile, except for the SPD being so low if I run into problems. The board will run as high as 4266, but I do not want to get involved with tweaking settings as I frankly do not know what I am doing. I just want to optimise the board.
The thing is, gaming memory doesn't usually boot at high frequencies because it's designed to be used with XMP. There are hardly any gaming kits that will boot higher than 2666. You usually have to buy 'value' RAM to get it to boot at 2933 or 3200, which is designed to run at that frequency (albeit with much slower timings than gaming memory).

If you buy gaming memory and have trouble running at XMP, I understand that the stock memory frequency for your CPU is 2933, so you'd only need to enter the BIOS, set the DRAM frequency to 2933 and DRAM voltage (usually it's 1.35v) and that's it.
 
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