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MSI B450 3600 RAM @ 3200 Settings

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dja2k

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This MSI board doesn't like these G.Skill Ripjaws 3600 C19 memory so I am going to try what another member here recommended. He said to use the BIOS setting TRY THIS. I went ahead and picked the CAS 16-18-18-36. So far I am able to pass HCI Memtest using half my Memory. I didn't change any other setting on the BIOS as it manually did its thing.

Do I have to change anything else on there? I notice the RAM is set to 1.360 automatically,, but MB reads 1.374, which is a little over volting the Memory wouldn't you say? Also there is another TRY THIS setting that is 3200 @ CAS 14, but don't know if I should try it as well.
 

Woomack

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I'm almost sure that your RAM is using Hynix IC. You can skip mem try it option as it's not giving you much.
Clear BIOS settings, set memory clock to 3200, main timings to CL16-18-18 and VDIMM to 1.35V (if it runs at 1.37V then it's not a problem), and keep everything else at auto. This should work on almost every available RAM.
If you make it work then disable XMP and try again DDR4-3600 and something like CL18-20-20 1.35V. If it won't work then maybe your motherboard doesn't like this RAM.
 
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dja2k

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No actually its Samsung C Die memory rated at minimum 15-15-15-36-50. This memory at XMP C19 fails at least once in memory tests and almost all the time crashes War Zone. That's why I am trying to run it at 3200 instead.
 
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dja2k

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Okay I cleared BIOS and manually set RAM to 3200, 16-18-18-18, and 1.35v. CPU-Z shows RAM settings as 16-18-18-18-75. RAM is showing @ 1.376v on BIOS.
 

Nebulous

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From what I gather, the MSI board overvolts the ram a tad. Nothing to worry about. I have 3600 at 16-18-18-18-38 and 1.35v and hwinfo shows 1.364. I have 2 sets of gskill ( Sniper-X and Ripjaws) and both are Hynix. I managed to get 4000 with 18-22-22-22-42 and 1.4v. Board shows 1.425v
 

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dja2k

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Okay @ 3600 C19 I was getting Memory Management errors, now @ 3200 C16 getting random kernel security check errors. Also @ 3200 C16, system is sluggish and games take longer to execute. Is that also a RAM issue or am I dealing with something new. The RAM at 3200 passed HIC Memtest overnight and also several hours of Prime95.
 

Woomack

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There shouldn't be a big difference between DDR4-3200 and DDR4-3600. You can count on a 0-5% difference in performance but nothing that significantly affects work.
Somehow I feel that this RAM should work at XMP settings as I haven't seen any let's say modern motherboard that had problems with DDR4-3600. MSI usually does a good job with memory compatibility. Also, memory controller issues are usually like it doesn't boot at all but as long as it boots then it works at DDR4-3600+ without issues.
I would ask G.Skill about this kit as it acts weird. I thought it's a Hynix-based kit as most kits with that XMP are Hynix but G.Skill is also using Samsung C and for some reason, they sell it with almost no OC headroom. I had one Samsung C Royal 3600 CL18-22-22 which wasn't overclocking at all and could barely work at XMP settings.