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2700x 2 vs 4 Ram modules

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Hi everyone.
I was hoping to hear from people who have 2700x CPUs and have fiddled with the Ram OC and the number of modules used. I been wondering if you were able to achieve good OC with 4 modules. It would seem in my case, the 2 modules configuration gives me better OC potential than 4 modules. Despite updating my Mobo (see specs) with latest bios, I can achieve what I could with only 2 modules. 3600 CL 16 is unreachable. I can't even post with that configuration.
Has anyone had a better luck? I also wonder, what the situation is with 3000 series Ryzens if anyone could share the experience.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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That'll be up to the silicone lottery gods I think... I tended to just stick with 3200MHz RAM in all of my Ryzen builds to be honest (more so the ones I use for Crunching) and left it set at that. I don't believe massive amounts of tweaking gives you masses in return, for a couple of % increase in performance, I'd rather do something else that will give me a better return on the investment in time..

I think that if you run 4 sticks, you'll expect to run lower frequencies. If the memory controller or CPU isn't that good either, it's all against you from the start :(
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
This is nothing new at all. It has been this way as long as I can remember, bud. 2x sticks will, generally, overclock farther than 4x sticks. For AMD you'll likely need to add some SOC voltage to get it there. That said 3600 wasn't really common on Zen+ in the first place... its Zen2/3000 series where 3600 with 2/4 sticks with IF @ 1:1 became commonplace.
 
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I been trying to get the 3600Mhz like I had with just 2 modules but it would seem impossible. I'm sure the silicone matters here. One of my friends claimed he did it so I wanted to put it into a test and try on mine. 3600Mhz with 2 modules I have achieved no sweat. Maybe I will try and see if I can bump the mem anywhere above 3200.
Strange thing happened few times. I OC mem and been able to boot. After a while when testing, total PC freeze with a grim sound in the background and restart after few seconds. Wonder if this is the RAM or something else is failing. Sounds like Ram.
 
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