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Threadripper Memory - 64GB

Discussion in 'Memory' started by crazyswede, 16 Jan 2018.

  1. crazyswede

    Wise Guy

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    I am having a real hard time deciding on what RAM to get for my Threadripper build. Going to get the following:

    • Threadripper 1900x - Get this now and then upgrade to a higher core Threadripper 2, when they come out at the end of the year (1900x are under £400 now and save the money from not getting a 1920x or 1950x, and spend it on RAM, but don't want to go over the top either). I do want more threads, but I am thinking it will be better to wait for the TR2. With the 1900x, I will double my thread count.
    • Gigabyte GA-X399 GAMING 7 (Assuming that Threadripper 2 will work with this board)
    • LIQTECH TR4 240 CPU WATER COOLER
    • 64GB RAM
    I have been looking at Gigabytes tested Ram list, but I think it is getting a bit out of date and it is hard to find ones on the list still for sale.

    The G-Skill ones that are specifically certified for AMD don't seem to be available in the UK.

    I could get 4 x 16gb or 8 x 8gb sticks. From what I understand, there is advantages and disadvantages from using single and double sided ram sticks and also 4 or 8 slots. If I was to go for 8 sticks, then 8 single sided sticks would be best.

    I think I want to go for 3200 MHz ram and ideally CL14. Don't know how much of a difference CL14 and CL16 would make at 3200 MHz. I also understand that Samsung B-Die memory would be ideal. I am also assuming that the Threadripper benefits from higher speed ram as the bog standard Ryzen. Or, do I just go with 2666MHz ram that is cheaper (~£200)?

    Ones that I have been looking at so far:
    • Corsair CMD64GX4M4C3200C16 Dominator Platinum DDR4 64 GB (4 x 16 GB ) 3200 MHz C16
    • Corsair CMD64GX4M8B3200C16 Dominator Platinum DDR4 64 GB (8 x 8 GB ) 3200 MHz C16
    • TRIDENT Z RGB 64GB (4X16GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C14 3200MHZ QUAD CHANNEL KIT (F4-3200C14Q-64GTZR)
    • Corsair VENGEANCE LPX 64GB (4X16GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHZ DUAL/QUAD CHANNEL KIT - BLACK
    • TEAM GROUP XTREEM " EDITION" 32GB (4X8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C14 3200MHZ QUAD CHANNEL KIT - BLACK - Heard good things about this but very expensive.
    • VENGEANCE LED 64GB (4X16GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHZ QUAD CHANNEL KIT - WHITE LED
    What are your thoughts or experience?
     
  2. 8 Pack

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    4x 8Pack 3200mhz C14 Dark Pro kits also working well in this kind of set up. I tried this out myself. Obviously depends on CPU IMC and tuning as to if 3200mhz is possible with 8 sticks, 3066mhz divider always fine for me.
     
  3. crazyswede

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    Thanks 8 Pack! I thinks I can live with 3066mhz, if it comes down to that.

    Did you mean Xtreme and not Dark Pro? https://www.overclockers.co.uk/team...3200mhz-quad-channel-kit-black-my-094-tg.html

    Would the following be able to run at 3200Mhz CL14:

    • TEAM GROUP XTREEM " EDITION" 32GB (4X8GB) DDR4 PC4-32000C18 4000MHZ QUAD CHANNEL KIT - BLACK
    • TEAM GROUP XTREEM " EDITION" 32GB (4X8GB) DDR4 PC4-33000C18 4133MHZ QUAD CHANNEL KIT - BLACK

    Strangely, the 4133MHz C18 ram is much cheaper, but on pre-order, and will probably go up in price when it comes into stock. Of course, when the stock comes in, is another question.
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

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    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £459.98 (includes shipping: £0.00)
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    holding out for thread ripper +

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £479.98 (includes shipping: £0.00)
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    have the 3200 kit, used on Ryzen 1600 at 3333hz just fine, intel i5 8400 at 3600hz and i7 8700k- 4.8ghz at 4000hz

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  5. crazyswede

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    That's interesting. I would save around £80 (x4). Of course, I would be taking the risk that it would not work in Quad channel, but don't know how big that risk is.

    It does look neat.
     
  6. orbitalwalsh

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    I believe those were the kit @8 Pack was referring to ?

    Wondering if he'll ever release a naked set - black minimalist PCB look
     
  7. crazyswede

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    You are right. Just re-read what he wrote. He did write ‘4x’. Duh :rolleyes:
     
  8. 8 Pack

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    It's working perfectly in quad on every x399 board I tried at 3200 c14. Often 3333mhz too.

    With 8 sticks. It works fine if imc is capable. If it's not then nothing will run. In all situations I tried 2933 bare min. 3066-3200 usual.
     
  9. crazyswede

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    Thanks a lot for the info.
     
  10. orbitalwalsh

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    pa a little bit more but worth it - specially if you need help with it :D
     
  11. crazyswede

    Wise Guy

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    I ended up getting 4 x TEAM GROUP DARK PRO " EDITION" 16GB (2X8GB) (DDR4 PC4-28800C16 3600MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT - BLACK). I also ended up getting a 1920X instead of the 1900X. I just noticed that the price has just increased by £10 for each dual channel kit (total increase for 4 kits is £40), so I am lucky that I made the purchase when I did.

    I got all 8 sticks running at 3200MHz and CL14 (Used the XMP profile). So far no issues.

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    Thanks for your help 8 Pack and orbitalwalsh.