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Advice on MB + RAM + CPU upgrade

Alessio088
Level 9

Hi all,

Just wanted to understand a bit better and needed some advice on the upgrade I will be having in the next few months please.

So I will be having a ROG Strix Z790-F as MB,the CPU will be a i7-14700 and RAM I was looking for the DDR5 manta Xsky RGB ROG certified 32GB @ 6400mhz.

My question is about the RAM as the 6400mhz is the only model made in black while 6600,7000 and 7200mhz comes in silver,I would like the one in black as it will blend better in with all the rest of the build.

Will there be a massive difference between 6400 and 7200?

Considering I won't be doing any OC as this PC spec should be enough to runs all new games smoothly and it will be purely for gaming no creating content etc.

Thanks in advance 

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Silent_Scone
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Hi @Alessio088 

1. It's important to understand that all of those kits are considered an OC, XMP is overclocking. See here for more information.

2. Depending on the workload, increasing memory frequency can improve performance. However, the further we increase memory frequency the more likely we will need to adjust settings for stability due to CPU variance manually. See here for some examples of memory scaling

3. Be sure to purchase a memory kit present on the motherboard Qualified Vendor List to ensure the best possible chance of success. I'd recommend opting for kits three to four frequency bins below the maximum validated speed to increase plug-and-play success.

 

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

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Silent_Scone
Super Moderator

Hi @Alessio088 

1. It's important to understand that all of those kits are considered an OC, XMP is overclocking. See here for more information.

2. Depending on the workload, increasing memory frequency can improve performance. However, the further we increase memory frequency the more likely we will need to adjust settings for stability due to CPU variance manually. See here for some examples of memory scaling

3. Be sure to purchase a memory kit present on the motherboard Qualified Vendor List to ensure the best possible chance of success. I'd recommend opting for kits three to four frequency bins below the maximum validated speed to increase plug-and-play success.

 

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Thanks for the reply,so yeah the 6400mhz ram I wanted are in the vendor list but the other ones are not so I guess I have got my answer.

Thanks for your help