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Hey what's up guys, just wanted to post about my experience with the brand Oloy RAM as theres hardly any information out there about them and peoples experience. I remember before buying them asking people for advice and no one knew a thing other than stay away as its uknown. The kit i have is the Oloy 16GB(2x8GB) 3200MHz CL16 that i picked up on newegg for only $49.99 which was a steal. The RAM is paired with a Ryzen 5 3600 and ASRock B350 Pro4 running beta BIOs 6.27 (Agesa 1.0.0.4 Patch B). Out of the box the RAM booted right up at 3200MHz. Using Taiphoo Burner i found that the RAM is single Rank Micron E, so i decided to try overclocking it to see if these cheapies could achieve higher. So far i have achieved 3733MHz CL18 @1.35V stable with IF at 1867MHz for 1:1 ratio. Count me very impressed as i didn't expect anything out of these due to them being cheap unknown RAM. I went ahead and ordered a 32GB kit of theirs as well and I'll post my findings.

If anyone wants they can post their AIDA scores to compare to mine


This screen shot is with the RAM at 3600MHz and IF 1800MHz

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Nice! I've seen a review or two... they seem like most any other memory. That said, those are pretty loose timings though for the clocks. CL18 with 22 sub timings... feels like 4.2K timings.

Also, why are we showing screen caps like its the 90s? PrtScn button will take a pic of the screen and if you use alt+prtscn it will only capture the active window. :)
 

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Nice! I've seen a review or two... they seem like most any other memory. That said, those are pretty loose timings though for the clocks. CL18 with 22 sub timings... feels like 4.2K timings.

Also, why are we showing screen caps like its the 90s? PrtScn button will take a pic of the screen and if you use alt+prtscn it will only capture the active window. :)
They are set at 3733MHz 18-20-20-20-40 now at 1.35V. I have to play with it to see how tight i can dial them in.

I could have screen shoted but the PC isn't connected to the internet right now so it was quicker to snap a pic with my phone.
 

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Better, but still pretty loose timings. I would want to see something around CL16-18-18 if that works.
I can try

But most kits even sold at 3733MHx are CL17 and CL18

3600MHz CL16 is doable
 

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Are we tweaking and overclocking or talking about 'most kits'? :)
:roll:

That is true

So far it booted at 17-19-19-38. Didn't test for stability though
 

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I've bought several kits of Oloy RAM and been happy with it. Though I'm not one that really overclocks RAM because it doesn't really make much difference past 3200. So I'm just happy they run at the rated clocks and they have never failed me there.
 

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I've bought several kits of Oloy RAM and been happy with it. Though I'm not one that really overclocks RAM because it doesn't really make much difference past 3200. So I'm just happy they run at the rated clocks and they have never failed me there.
For Ryzen they do indeed benefit from Faster RAM

But its good to hear more good about Oloy. I was very skeptical at first not to mention Newegg had zero reviews on the RAM and i couldn't find a website or anything for the company.
 

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For Ryzen they do indeed benefit from Faster RAM

But its good to hear more good about Oloy. I was very skeptical at first not to mention Newegg had zero reviews on the RAM and i couldn't find a website or anything for the company.
Not in a noticeable amount past 3200.
 

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If you have to run a 2080Ti at 1080p to even get measurable results, and minor measurable results at that, the reality is the difference is noticeable.
I also encode and render which sees lower times with faster RAM

But aside from that I'm just surprised how well this RAM is clocking for the price. That's basically like 3600MHz for only $50
 
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Not in a noticeable amount past 3200.
AMD has said the sweetspot for the Zen 2 platform is 3600/3733 @ 1:1. While some of that is marketing, we can see decent gains from the platform's base spec on up. Don't be foolish and test like TPU does at DDR4 2400 in their mobo reviews.
A few percent is a few percent - https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-zen-2-memory-performance-scaling-benchmark/2.html

In order to get the most out of Ryzen, I would run it at 3600/3733 with the tightest timings possible.
 

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No contact on their website whatsoever, except for service@oloymemory.com. Big red flag imho.

AMD has said the sweetspot for the Zen 2 platform is 3600/3733 @ 1:1. While some of that is marketing, we can see decent gains from the platform's base spec on up. Don't be foolish and test like TPU does at DDR4 2400 in their mobo reviews.

In order to get the most out of Ryzen, I would run it at 3600/3733 with the tightest timings possible.
AMD can claim whatever they want (I got me a 3600 kit to go with my Ryzen 3600... go figure). But there's always the question of gains vs cost. Some 3600+ kits can be quite expensive.
 

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AMD has said the sweetspot for the Zen 2 platform is 3600/3733 @ 1:1. While some of that is marketing, we can see decent gains from the platform's base spec on up. Don't be foolish and test like TPU does at DDR4 2400 in their mobo reviews.

In order to get the most out of Ryzen, I would run it at 3600/3733 with the tightest timings possible.
What are you running.

No contact on their website whatsoever, except for service@oloymemory.com. Big red flag imho.


AMD can claim whatever they want (I got me a 3600 kit to go with my Ryzen 3600... go figure). But there's always the question of gains vs cost. Some 3600+ kits can be quite expensive.
I mean i already have the RAM and its working better than suspected so for $50 if it dies in 2 years its not much of a lost
 
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What are you running.


I mean i already have the RAM and its working better than suspected so for $50 if it dies in 2 years its not much of a lost
I dont have a daily ryzen rig. The test bench for reviews was at 3200 though... base spec for the platform.
 

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I mean i already have the RAM and its working better than suspected so for $50 if it dies in 2 years its not much of a lost
Well, yes, at $50 it's obviously a good deal. I was just saying, don't expect much in the way of tech support. You know, like sometimes you need to ask about compatibility with a new board/chipset and stuff like that.
And in my experience, if a stick of RAM works out of the box, they tend to last forever. I think I only had one stick go sour in almost 20 years of building my own rigs.
 
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I bought Oloy ram in October as it was dirt cheap and paired it with an MSI B450M Pro mobo, but it caused boot problems, so I had to change it.
It was definitely worth a try and I believe there's another thread where I posted about this.
 

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Always... but many TPU memebers claim they are enthusiasts? Cost typically never outweighs the percent gained in performance anyway.;)
That's subjective. The extra perfomance $1 spent will net you will always be lower than the $1 spent before it, that's true for most hardware, at least past the mainstream parts.
DDR4 3200 seems like a good baseline for Ryzen. DDR4 3600 may be worth it or not, depending on how cheap can you get good timings. And then there's the OP who does memory intensive stuff and who'll be held back more by sticking to 3200.
 
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That's subjective. The extra perfomance $1 spent will net you will always be lower than the $1 spent before it, that's true for most hardware, at least past the mainstream parts.
DDR4 3200 seems like a good baseline for Ryzen. DDR4 3600 may be worth it or not, depending on how cheap can you get good timings. And then there's the OP who does memory intensive stuff and who'll be held back more by sticking to 3200.
Subjective? $ to performance? That is quite quantitative...

... or are you talking about people here being 'enthusiasts'? That is awfully subjective and I can bet my life my thoughts are a lot different than some, lol!

Anyway, all I am saying is that for what little it is worth, AMD listed 3600/3733 1:1 as a sweetspot. The base spec for the platform is 3200 MHz. We've seen gains from doing so across several sites. Seems like a good place to START, 3200 MHz, indeed. If it is 'worth it' or not is up to the user. At least it isn't like the Ryzen mobo reviews here that use 800MHz less than platform spec to run.... lol
 

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Subjective? $ to performance? That is quite quantitative...

... or are you talking about people here being 'enthusiasts'?

Anyway, all I am saying is that for what little it is worth, AMD listed 3600/3733 1:1 as a sweetspot. The base spec for the platform is 3200 MHz. Seems like a good place to START, indeed.
I was talking about what you actually use and how RAM prices tend to differ from country to country ;)
3600 is less than 10% faster than 3200 in all cases, if that commands a 25%+ price increase it may not be everyone's sweetspot.
 

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No shit. I've said that previously... also, see the edit before you posted. ;)
Well, this being a forum you need to type it, I can't hear what you say :p
 
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