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iverson wrote: I'll hold off on ordering. I'm also not sure if Dell motherboard provide enough power for RGB.
A 3200 ram kit may not even run at 2933mhz on the Dell board. A lot of people report they can't get faster than 2133mhz or 2400.

I have about 20 sticks of ram and I'm testing them all in the same desktop next week lol
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Really good price for 16gb, I’d scoop up another 32gb (2x16gb) if it was on sale.
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JEDEC technically has base clocks at 2133, 2400, 2666, 2933, 3200mhz. Timings aren't specific (there's a range) and your board will train the rest of the secondary and subtimings. JEDEC also has a range for voltage.
Tack on XMP and this is one of the most PITA aspects of DDR4 When it comes to adding RAM to a prebuilt that has a locked down menu like a Dell.

The latest AMD chips support 3200mhz JEDEC Basclocks while Intel supports 2666mhz JEDEC

In a DIY box you can manually override voltages. So you have control on mismatching.

In regards to prebuilts In many cases the BIOS will look at the worse SPD between mismatched sticks and run those timings. And not run XMP. Like on an Alienware.

So this should work with a Dell XPS 8940 you'll just be missing a ton of performance possible with these sticks. It'll likely have to drop XMP Or Complain all the time about the RAM or not boot. My opinion is it'll work but all sticks will drop to 2666mhz.
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tebore wrote: JEDEC technically has base clocks at 2133, 2400, 2666, 2933, 3200mhz. Timings aren't specific (there's a range) and your board will train the rest of the secondary and subtimings. JEDEC also has a range for voltage.
Tack on XMP and this is one of the most PITA aspects of DDR4 When it comes to adding RAM to a prebuilt that has a locked down menu like a Dell.

The latest AMD chips support 3200mhz JEDEC Basclocks while Intel supports 2666mhz JEDEC

In a DIY box you can manually override voltages. So you have control on mismatching.

In regards to prebuilts In many cases the BIOS will look at the worse SPD between mismatched sticks and run those timings. And not run XMP. Like on an Alienware.

So this should work with a Dell XPS 8940 you'll just be missing a ton of performance possible with these sticks. It'll likely have to drop XMP Or Complain all the time about the RAM or not boot. My opinion is it'll work but all sticks will drop to 2666mhz.
These are cl16 sticks where Dell's own memory is at cl22. Even though the MHz is lower on these in a Dell mobo, does the low cl contribute to these sticks being any faster?
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I just built my PC 3 weeks ago and bought some ripjaws that were 3600mhz cl18? (Or 19)...are these better then that? It's on a Asus tuf x570 board...hear conflicting things about RAM and heard generally "higher MHz is better for ryzen" but also hear lower cl means better performance...
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iyatos wrote: I just built my PC 3 weeks ago and bought some ripjaws that were 3600mhz cl18? (Or 19)...are these better then that? It's on a Asus tuf x570 board...hear conflicting things about RAM and heard generally "higher MHz is better for ryzen" but also hear lower cl means better performance...
3600 cl18 is equivalent to 3200 cl16, they're so close it's not even worth worrying about.

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