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Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2 x 16GB) PC3200 Desktop Memory $165 (w/ $15 instant savings)

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It is not Samsung b-die; rather it is Micron memory with reasonable timings
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A lot of memory deals available, but this one caught my eye:-

1. I had narrowed my 64GB kit down to the 3200 Ballistix Sport 4x16
Seemed to have the best Ryzen compatibility at this $400 price point

2. You can purchase 2x of these kits to get 64GB (you can get $30 instant savings)
Fully supported by Micron

Anyway, $330 for 64GB of 3200 Ryzen compatible memory seemed like a good deal for today.
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Yeah good price. Think this set was like 190, on sale, a few weeks back.
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Are these better than what I am using now and would they play well together?
G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) AMD X370 Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GFX
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Are these better than what I am using now and would they play well together?
G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) AMD X370 Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GFX
That's probably Samsung b-die memory with CAS latency of 14. This is about the best memory you can get at the moment; meaning they will run slightly faster than the Ballistix listed here (which has CAS 16 timing).

If you added this to your system; you will most likely need to run all the memory at CAS 16 and have things run a tad slower. Sometimes having all 4 banks filled means that you have to reduce the frequency a bit as well; really depends on the MB etc.

If you really need the memory then I would go ahead; short on memory is a much bigger hit on performance than *slightly* slower memory.
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These are good at least on paper (since I have not received them yet).
JEDEC SPD speed is DDR4 2400 with CL16 which is quite much better than most RAM sticks on market (those generally have JEDEC speed of 2133 and use XMP speed to cover this). AMD users will have a good bottom line performance here.
Will wait for mine to arrive and post other interesting findings here if needed.

Edit: Can confirm JEDEC SPD is DDR4 2400 CL16. Also can overclock all the way to more than 3500MHz, which is quite great.
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Are these better than what I am using now and would they play well together?
G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) AMD X370 Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GFX
These Flare X are B-die (https://benzhaomin.github.io/bdiefinder/) and should be much better than model in this topic. You probably cannot pair them together and get highest speed on both of them.
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Are these better than what I am using now and would they play well together?
G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) AMD X370 Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GFX

I'm not sure how well they would play. B-Die finder says the ones you have are Samsung B-die. There is a better chance that what you have can slowdown (slower CAS) than the Ballistix can speed up.


I've got mixed G.Skill Ripjaws V (3000) mixed with the 2X8GB version of these Ballistic Sport LT's 3200. They are playing together at 3133Mhz. I did order the red version of the Ballistic just like in the OP. In my case I ordered two different 16GB 3200 sticks of the Ballistix 3200 because they were $158.58 total the other day if bought as individual sticks (89.29-10 each, X 2).


My point being is I'm not even sure buying two different 16GB sticks of the same model was even the best idea. Buying in pairs , like in the OP, means they are binned to be compatible. That is, me buying them as two stand along stick does not mean they will play well even if the same rating, and likewise, even thought I already have 2X of the 8GB version with the same rating does not mean all 4 (2X16Gb + 2X8GB 3200 Ballistix Sport LT CL16) will play will as a group.


So, it is not easy to give you a direct answer, although as a generally rule getting ddr from different chip makers and speeds is not an exact science. You have will have find one setting that makes both brands and speeds run. I was able to do this with my current ram by making the G.Skill (Hynix C-die) run faster and the Ballistix (Micron E-Die) run slower, with some common timings,but it's all a tradeoff.


I will get my 16GB X 2 set of the red version of these Ballistixs in UPS this afternoon. If I have time, I will see if 2X 16GB + 2X 8GB (48GB total) of the CL16 Ballistix will play well together and report back.


You could play with the Ryzen DRAM Calculato [guru3d.com]r and see if you can find timings that will align with both sets. (you will have to see what the optima settings are by trying each one separate and comparing to see if they are in the same ballpark, assume Micro E-die for the Ballistix and are double ranked on one module) See different YouTube videos on how to use the Calculator, for it has a learning curve.
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Plz mention whether for laptop/desktop in the title. Confusing.
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Plz mention whether for laptop/desktop in the title. Confusing.
Good Point.... Done
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I received my red-colored set of these I ordered the other day. As I stated, they were two individual 3200 16GB sticks [newegg.com]. Serial numbers were 42 sticks apart (so very close). Made in Malaysia stamped outside. I've only had them in my system for 15 min, and have not tried much, but wanted to report back my findings. CPU Ryzen 7 2700x , MB MSI x370 Gaming Pro Carbon. Sticks are in alots A2/B2 as suggested by motherboard. First thing I tried was 3466 @ 1.4v stock timings for XMP profile 2 (16.18.18.36) [I read profile 2 and overrode the speed.

Windows booted fine and I was able to run AIDA64 memory benchmark. Currently memory stress test has been running for 6 min without issue. Soon, I will try to back down on voltage or try faster MHZ, but I'm going to let this stress test run longer.

Needless to say, I'm happy with them.
Attached are details (Micron E-die made in March of 19). I will link the attachments because sometimes FP deals do show them.

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I was able to use the same settings but at 3600mhz and get a speed test done, but it does not appear to be stable (even though, Windows has not crashed) Memory stress test not looking too good. Then again, I've not changed anything really but ramp up the speed.

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Great option for threadripper 2950x?
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Great set of memory sticks for your PlayStation 5 emulator. I'm honestly pretty rich so I bought a PlayStation 6 and named it starlord after my dad.
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I was able to use the same settings but at 3600mhz and get a speed test done, but it does not appear to be stable (even though, Windows has not crashed) Memory stress test not looking too good. Then again, I've not changed anything really but ramp up the speed.

https://slickdeals.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8076820&d=1557811806
Thanks for the promising feedback; I'd read that Micron memory wasn't the best for overclocking but your results seem to indicate otherwise! Perhaps the more recent Micron memory has improved on this front.

I won't be doing any testing until Ryzen 3 releases and will use the 64GB for a new build. I'm in the process of picking up components as they go on sale..... always the risk that things could get a little cheaper but the Ryzen 3 launch should only be several weeks away and I don't expect prices to change that much. There is also that tariff wildcard that could cause prices to increase!
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Thanks for the promising feedback; I'd read that Micron memory wasn't the best for overclocking but your results seem to indicate otherwise! Perhaps the more recent Micron memory has improved on this front.

I won't be doing any testing until Ryzen 3 releases and will use the 64GB for a new build. I'm in the process of picking up components as they go on sale..... always the risk that things could get a little cheaper but the Ryzen 3 launch should only be several weeks away and I don't expect prices to change that much. There is also that tariff wildcard that could cause prices to increase!

It may be harder to OC with 4 sticks [EDIT] Of course, you could have 2X 32GB ] (I've not tried adding back in the 2X16 set I have also).


I played my fav game last night (DCS World) with no problems at 3466Mhz then left AIDA64's system memory stress test running thus it's been 7+ hours at 3466 with out issue and the default 16-18-18-36 CR1 timings. https://slickdeals.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8077339&d=1557841051



I can live with that. Of course YMMV, for I could have won the 'lottery' with higher-binned chips when they were just trying to make production. Or they are just shipping good chips, but I'll take it.
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