Watch this BEFORE buying an AMD CPU! - Every RAM Speed Tested

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  • Published: 04 August 2019
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    Everyone knows Ryzen LOVES fast RAM.. But AMD made some tweaks to the 3000-series that make it less straightforward. So what should YOU buy for third-gen Ryzen?

    Buy a Ryzen 5 3600:
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    Buy a Ryzen 7 3700X:
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    Buy a DDR4-3000 Samsung B Die memory kit (for overclocking)
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    Buy a DDR4-3600 Samsung B Die memory kit
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    Buy a DDR4-3800 Samsung B Die memory kit
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  • Mr. Handsome
    Mr. Handsome  8 hours back

    _4gb ddr2 800mhz_ *CHANGE MY MIND*

    • Cruizerman
      Cruizerman  21 hours back

      What would you go for 32GB 3600MHz CL18 $257 or 32GB 4000MHz CL19 for $440 ? I am using the Ryzen 9 3900x

      • Aiden Adejuwon
        Aiden Adejuwon  1 days back

        How many sticks should i use

        • David Os
          David Os  1 days back

          So my hyper x Fury Black 16 gb 3200 cl 18 will be slowing my 3900x?

          • Tyradius
            Tyradius  3 days back

            I'd like to see if a 4200mhz kit underclocked to 3600mhz could have its timings tightened up significantly in addition to overclocking the infinite fabric. How would something like that perform. I didn't see at any point where they underclocked the higher speed ram, only increased IF and tested performance.

            • SlimJ87D
              SlimJ87D  3 days back

              Only thing missing from this video is the latency of all this RAM speeds and timings.

              • John von Shepard
                John von Shepard  3 days back

                wut?

                • oqsajec
                  oqsajec  4 days back

                  Yup. Already going x570 Crosshair VIII, 32gb trident royal 3600 cl16 and a 3700x. Gonna wait for sales next month and its back to hardware mode for the holidays.

                  • ModekaiPL
                    ModekaiPL  5 days back

                    I guess you follow the advice from your other video, if you want more RAM, buy more RAM

                    • JM TM
                      JM TM  5 days back

                      That makes so much sense now! I've got Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB (2x16). And prolly the first things you'll ask is why do I need 32GB. Well first of all because I use one PC for gaming and work, including heavy tasks like rendering non stop in heavy software. Anyway apart from the 32Gb, I was also aiming to buy RAM faster than the 2400Mhz basic kit I've been using. So it turns out that since I have 2nd gen Ryzen processor it wouldn't be recommended to run more than 2933Mhz? After almost a week since I upgraded the RAM I've finally reinstalled some of the games I used to play previously (because I also reinstalled the OS). So today I tried playing Overwatch for the first time with the new RAM on 3200Mhz with the XMP profile enabled. For some reason when the RAM is running at 3200Mhz Overwatch crashes with the error message the virtual memory error. Only the game crashes, not the system. Ever since I've been using this PC, for a year now, I've haven't encountered any hardware issues, so I immediately decided that I should tone down the speed of the RAM, because it's probably something with it, since none of the other components have had problems before. After toning down the speed to 2933Mhz this hasn't happened again today. So now I am here looking that the max speed 2nd gen Ryzen supports, and it's 2933Mhz. So that makes sense, why maybe the game crashed on 3200Mhz, because it probably made the system unstable.

                      • Burner Fire
                        Burner Fire  6 days back

                        Infinity Fabric, are you fucking kidding me? We'll have the fucking Infinity Wars, soon.

                        • Jac ReviewsStuff
                          Jac ReviewsStuff  1 weeks back

                          Linas I'm ordering the deskmini A300w with the amd 3400g.... I wanna ask you please: is one stick of 16 gb 3200 sodimm ram faster than a 1 stick 16 gb ram plus 8 gb?

                          (is one stick faster or is two sticks faster but different capacities).

                          All ram will be same brand and either 2666 or 3200 speed.

                          • MightiestArm
                            MightiestArm  1 weeks back

                            I'm a complete newbie I don't know why I'm watching this, I'll understand one day

                            • Joshua Barker
                              Joshua Barker  1 weeks back

                              Can anyone recommend a good site besides NewEgg and Amazon? Been looking everywhere for the DDR4-3800 CL14 memory as mentioned here: https://www.gskill.com/community/1502239313/1564640918/G.SKILL-Releases-Optimized-DDR4-3800-CL14-Memory-Kit-for-AMD-Ryzen-3000-&-X570-Platform
                              but can't find it anywhere... Also can't find DDR4-3600 CL14-15-15-35

                              • PC&Gadgets
                                PC&Gadgets  1 weeks back

                                "Watch this BEFORE buying" any "RAM Speed" with "AMD CPU zen 2"

                                • Cheese on Everything
                                  Cheese on Everything  2 weeks back

                                  anyone try ballistix 3600mhz cl16 with a 3700x/3800x?

                                  • Κωνσταντίνος Γεωργακόπουλος

                                    Is it now possible to get 4 sticks of ram for amd ryzen

                                    • MIlo
                                      MIlo  2 weeks back

                                      Can Anthony hire his own help?

                                      • Sasuke UchihaxD
                                        Sasuke UchihaxD  2 weeks back

                                        So i`m gonna get 3600 Cl18 and try to lower the timings and thats it nice

                                        • OH K
                                          OH K  2 weeks back

                                          This is so helpful, thanks LTT

                                          • John Langerijs
                                            John Langerijs  2 weeks back

                                            If AMD's just a poor man's choice... then yr just another yuppi... mr Linus. A gedgetman?

                                            • Muhammed Enam Ahmed 170041036
                                              Muhammed Enam Ahmed 170041036  2 weeks back

                                              given how they are coercing people to buy their X570 boards to get stable performance, doesn't seem like it.

                                          • Squirrel_McNuts
                                            Squirrel_McNuts  3 weeks back

                                            Lol....I was watching Steve's video on the GTX 1060 and got super bored halfway through and came here to get more info about my next build. Pretty ironic eh?

                                            • Martin
                                              Martin  3 weeks back

                                              what song is at 3:31?

                                              • AmpEdition
                                                AmpEdition  3 weeks back

                                                3200mhz looked like the sweet spot price-performance

                                                • RightToArms
                                                  RightToArms  3 weeks back

                                                  That's what I bought. 2x16 3200 CL16

                                              • Mace Mason
                                                Mace Mason  3 weeks back

                                                Hey guys, I need help to upgrade my ram for my 8 year old pc Acer Aspired M3970. Gonna hopefully build soon but for now, this is all I can afford.

                                                • DammitCarl108
                                                  DammitCarl108  3 weeks back

                                                  Alright. So i have a Vengeance RGB 3000MHz CL15 16GB kit. What should i do? OC the FCLK, tighten timings, or try to OC the frequency, if that’s possible? To be honest, most of what Linus said went over my head. XD

                                                  • Emkay
                                                    Emkay  3 weeks back

                                                    uff thanks linus, this video helps me so much, gonna get tridenz Z neo right now with c16 3600mhz and only gonna change the timings and infinity fabric clock.

                                                    • RickyBobby
                                                      RickyBobby  3 weeks back

                                                      What memory should i run on Ryzen 5 2600x?

                                                      • Kevin Shook
                                                        Kevin Shook  3 weeks back

                                                        Ddr4 3200 or 3000 is the sweet spot. Cl 14 or 16 preferably

                                                    • Awie Garen
                                                      Awie Garen  4 weeks back

                                                      is this applicable also for gen 3's APUs? anyone?

                                                      • WarpBeast
                                                        WarpBeast  4 weeks back

                                                        Wanna hook me up with an gtx 970 gpu? :)

                                                        • christopher evensen
                                                          christopher evensen  4 weeks back

                                                          At 4k (or any real resolution), none of this matters more than 1-2%.

                                                          • Chansook Saechao
                                                            Chansook Saechao  4 weeks back

                                                            30% increase in FPS on my favorite games! Thank you much!

                                                            • Против Глобал

                                                              Konfused Kaveri user passing by...

                                                              • Kelmo Kelmo
                                                                Kelmo Kelmo  4 weeks back

                                                                Any help? I have 4 4gb corsair vengeance 2400mhz ram wanna upgrade from ryzen 3 1300x to ryzen 5 2600

                                                                • Paprikagamezz lols
                                                                  Paprikagamezz lols  4 weeks back

                                                                  What about 3000mhz ?

                                                                  • ZeOverman
                                                                    ZeOverman  4 weeks back

                                                                    I just look up what's the CPU's Front Side Bus speed and select the memory accordingly.

                                                                    • Carlos Eduardo
                                                                      Carlos Eduardo  4 weeks back

                                                                      You help me too much with your reviews. Thanks for the HARD WORK!! LOVE U MAN ! :D

                                                                      • Richard NZ
                                                                        Richard NZ  1 months back

                                                                        ok maybe someone will see this - I just got some AMD ONLY MEMORY and true to form it is as far as i can tell AMD only - I got 16 gigs of the amd stuff from some chinamin guy of ebay
                                                                        it got here quick put it in with the 2 4 gigs i already have not working just the amd ram perfect it seems to be very responsive , i couldnt just leave my 8 gigs out so if you go into bios and turn off interleaving both it will post and boot into windows but it will reserve 10 gigs out of range - now I was looking into amd it seems they get to 32 bits differently from intel by using 2 x 8 8 x 2 approach and intel just straight at it by 2 x 16 32 x 2 - as close as i could get to answering my question

                                                                      • Michal Spisak
                                                                        Michal Spisak  1 months back

                                                                        so... TL;DR?

                                                                        • Dylan Cornish
                                                                          Dylan Cornish  1 months back

                                                                          yes but gskill has rgb and rgb gives 20% faster performance

                                                                          • Argon
                                                                            Argon  4 weeks back

                                                                            That's without even activating the RGB modules. Once you crank the RGB up to max, and shine some case fan RGB on that RAM, you can triple your memory's speed!

                                                                        • in heaven
                                                                          in heaven  1 months back

                                                                          What about for those who are on tight budget but with reasonable prices in the market? I mean looking from charts, It seems far more compelling to buy 3200cl16 than 3200cl14 or 3600cl16 when price difference is almost 100 euros for 16 GB's.

                                                                          • Nick Hiles
                                                                            Nick Hiles  1 months back

                                                                            i dont understand anything when it comes to setting up ramm...

                                                                            • Oil Bama
                                                                              Oil Bama  1 months back

                                                                              You need RGB, thats all you should now

                                                                          • Offishu
                                                                            Offishu  1 months back

                                                                            What's the deal with Trident NEO?

                                                                            • DeXTeR
                                                                              DeXTeR  1 months back

                                                                              LoL so you want to buy ryzen, hhhmmm watch what DDR you buy watch what mother board to buy, do we need something else.

                                                                              • jac jac
                                                                                jac jac  1 months back

                                                                                When he says at least with our CPU ,
                                                                                Know he means at least with our Mobo

                                                                                • Adnan Bin Zahir
                                                                                  Adnan Bin Zahir  1 months back

                                                                                  So, I have a ryzen 5 2600 with 1 8gb 2400 ram.
                                                                                  I want to upgrade to 2x8 3200 (Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZR this is what available here)
                                                                                  Can I do that?
                                                                                  Or will I face issues?

                                                                                  • Adnan Bin Zahir
                                                                                    Adnan Bin Zahir  1 months back

                                                                                    @Valzzak FS thank you. And yes i checked it. this ram is listed in the qvl.
                                                                                    But they have an AMD version of this ram(F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX). Which isn't available in my country. But the ram that I mentioned earlier is in the Qvl. That's why I'm asking if it'll cause any issue or not.

                                                                                    My motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

                                                                                  • Valzzak FS
                                                                                    Valzzak FS  1 months back

                                                                                    You should check your motherboard QvL to see what rams they tested, then choose one from the qvl. If you buy something that is not in the manufacturer qvl list, you risk to face issues.

                                                                                • Dato Buzaladze
                                                                                  Dato Buzaladze  1 months back

                                                                                  Hey dude:)
                                                                                  Ive got MSI MPG X570 GAMING+ AMD RYZEN 3700X so what ram do you reccomend 16gb? 100$ budget

                                                                                  • Dato Buzaladze
                                                                                    Dato Buzaladze  1 months back

                                                                                    I am a newbie and can not overclock or stuff like that :D

                                                                                • fttFrankDaTank
                                                                                  fttFrankDaTank  1 months back

                                                                                  why the ghey music? :D