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help needed to find the best RAM for an Asus B550M-A/CSM

Mr. Friendly

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I don't plan on overclocking the CPU, as this is a pretty basic board, but I'd like to match it with memory that will let me push the 3600mhz or higher speeds.

currently I have two 2x 8GB Corsair LPX 3000 kits and they probably will push up to 3200mhz...but I'm also not sure about how the memory slots are wired up and how well they'll respond to having 4 sticks plugged in.

my dyslexia / dyscalculia wreaks havoc on me when it involves letters / numbers, so I'm hoping someone can help me out.

I'd like to have 32GB of RAM.

thank you in advance!
 

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The RAM you have should work fine, I'm assuming this is to go with your 5600X? Depends if you're trying to get every ounce of performance out of it or not...

Little tricky to find here, might need to order from Crucial directly, but I think their 3600MHz Ballistix are a decent option:
No RGB: https://www.newegg.ca/ballistix-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164174
RGB: https://www.newegg.ca/ballistix-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164206

The GSKILL Trident Z Neo's are an easy choice too for wide combability with AMD platforms.
https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232861

I'm assuming you're looking mostly for a plug-n-play set of RAM. I can't imagine setting timings manually with dyslexia since all the letters for the timings look similar :)
 

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To be honest, the last time I bought Kingston memory was back in the SDRAM days... their stuff never seems to be very performance oriented nor does the price reflect the lack of performance either.

Fury RGB @ 3600MHz and CL17 seems to be $230 on Amazon, for $10 more you can get the CL16 G.SKILL's or for $25 less the non-RGB Crucial CL16. Kingston seems more commonly found in prebuilt systems these days, doesn't seem like something retailers really stock here.
 
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