Threadripper & Memory Compatibility

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  1. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    Fellow Guru's!

    I'm about to jump on a threadripper build with this weeks drop in prices, but just wanted any threadripper guru's views on memory.

    I am currently running a 2800mhz DDR4 corsair dominator kit from 2.5 years ago when x99 launched. Based on some of the threads I've read I am assuming this will give me issues with threadripper as it doesnt tend to play nice with older kits?

    To replace it (if I have to) I'm looking at this kit:

    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/32g...-24000-(3000)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-15-17-17

    but open to alternative suggestions - somewhere between 3000-3600mhz.

    Thankyou!
     
  2. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    £400 worth of RAM, good grief :eek: Me being a bit more hard up would at least try that old RAM, nothing to lose really.

    My GSkill 2800 RAM is quite an old kit but it ran ok, albeit at only 2400 at first, but after a couple of BIOS updates it runs fine at 2800.
     
  3. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    Yes, I know, memory prices are ridiculous these days... I may well test my current kit first, just anticipating possible problems based on what ive seen online!
     
  4. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    I know you'll have done this anyway but it's well worth looking at the memory compatibility list for which ever board you're going for. Generally speaking the whole Ryzen / Threadripper platform gets better all the time. Enjoy your build :cool:
     

  5. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Just to mention it, it's never a good idea to buy 2x dual kit for a quad channel system. I tried it with Intel too (current rig, LGA 2011-3 X99 chipset), and it's horrible.
     
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    Mike nice to see you around again :) , how are you doing mate ?

    Regarding memory for TR , i would do just that , test your current kit first as prices for Ram has skyrocket. Quad channel memory would greatly help on that TR built with performance. Give it a try and let us know if we can help.

    Kind Regards: Angelo
     
  7. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    Hey chispy, im good! RAM has certainly sky rocketed, seems it can be more expensive than your motherboard!

    I will certainly test my current set. BTW any recos on a cheap air cooler. Wanna bench test it on air first before spending ages putting together a hardline loop only to find something doesnt work - seems there are not too many air coolers about for TR4, I assume due to the TDP.
     
  8. fantaskarsef

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    hehe that's exactly what I did with my first loop too I have to say, just to make sure everything works before putting a block on it etc. :D
     
  9. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, its the best thing to do really, when youve made that mistake once, you dont make it again!
     
  10. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    So far the cheapest air cooler i have found is Artic Cooling Freezer 33-TR for TR cpus = $47.99US Dollars - https://www.arctic.ac/worldwide_en/freezer-33-tr.html . Also there should be incoming a new cheap alternative from Cooler Master , Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO thredripper edition ( To be available in the future ) at $29.99US dollars.


    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/ov...oolers-for-ryzen-threadripper-processors.html
     

  11. D3M1G0D

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    I use a set of G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) 3200 CL14 memory for my 1950X. Like with regular Ryzen, I think Samsung b-die would provide the best results.

    I went straight away with the loop, LOL. I already had all the parts for it, plus air coolers for TR4 were overly expensive (at least back then) and I didn't want to fork over so much just for testing purposes. If you really need one then I see one for $47 CAD ($37 USD) on Newegg.
     
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    Thanks for your input, I pressed the button on a 1950x and asus strix mobo this morning!
     
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