I tried to get some DDR5 DIMM and couldn't. Finally I broke down and bought some on ebay (new, sealed). I have G.Skill Trident Z5 - 6000, CL36-36-36-76 1.3v.
Later, I was selected for the NewEgg shuffle, and bought another 32GB with the ROG STRIX Z690-E motherboard combo. I was going to get a different motherboard as I didn't need the WiFi, but it seemed like it would do the job and I was happy I was going to be able to get 64GB. That RAM however is G.Skill Trident Z5 - 5600, CL36-36-36-76 1.2v.
So I just opened the Motherboard today after seeing the issues around the Hero motherboards, and grabbed the manually and read the following:Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility, we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code (D/C) from the same vendor.
So fortunately both are CL36... but they have different speeds of 5600 vs 6000.
So that background for a couple of questions before I open either of the memory packages...
1. In general, what happens when I open these and try to use them in the motherboard?
2. Particularly, will it recognize all 64GB?
3. If so, will all memory run at the lower 5600 or if I put the 6000 in slots A2/B2 and 5600 in A1/B1 would that actually run at different speeds for each pair?
Are there other gotchas I need to watch out for?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I tried it with a Z690 Hero but given RMA and no good way to track stock I may switch to the Strix Z690-E; how has your experience been overall?
I used 5600 on a2 and b2 for rgb and 6000 on a1b1 which gave me 64 total but 4000 for the total combo
I tried it with a Z690 Hero but given RMA and no good way to track stock I may switch to the Strix Z690-E
By the way, you probably want to check out this article regarding serial numbers of affected Hero boards: