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2022/01/25 23:05:17 (permalink)
i got a 5960x in the x99 ftw-k mobo i got from a friend.  i've got 2133 ram in there running at 2667hz but im curious why my bios has no 2800 or 3000 option, it has a 3200 mhz option so im wondering if it's possible to buy 3200 mhz ram to get that speed running.  need a gpu upgrade but wanted to make sure there wasn't performance left on the table for when i do.  I hear the memory controller on these boards can't sustain 3200 mhz.  hoping that's not true.  
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    Re: x99 ftw-k ram speed 2022/01/25 23:14:50 (permalink)
    You might be able to get 3200 mhz running with the correct voltages boosted, but then again you may not be able to depending on how good your cpu's imc is.

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    Re: x99 ftw-k ram speed 2022/01/26 08:04:12 (permalink)
    3200 should work ... it Keeps the  BCLK @ 100 ...... BCLK @ 125 may issues
     
    VSA Voltage Offset may need to be increased to run high speed memory.
     
    as mentioned by Sajin ... the IMC in the CPU matters

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    Re: x99 ftw-k ram speed 2022/01/26 10:57:40 (permalink)
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    You might be able to get 3200 mhz running with the correct voltages boosted, but then again you may not be able to depending on how good your cpu's imc is.


    o so the memory controller is on the chip not the mobo.  it is an extreme edition but i am seeing a post about their 5960x not handling 3200 mhz, but his second 5960x does.  i guess i'll get some ram and cross my fingers that i win the silicone lottery again.  
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    Re: x99 ftw-k ram speed 2022/01/26 11:00:30 (permalink)
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    3200 should work ... it Keeps the  BCLK @ 100 ...... BCLK @ 125 may issues
     

     
    as mentioned by Sajin ... the IMC in the CPU matters


    yeah i try to not increase the base clock of the mobo.  its an older mobo i got from my friend and it used to glitch out on us sometimes but has been pretty reliable lately. a couple times i had to remove the first ram stick and reinsert to get the board to post.  
    so 3200 mhz ram isn't cheap, but i think i can score some 3000 mhz ram on ebay for a steal, even if there's no 3000 option on my mobo bios, if i put in 4 matching 8gb sticks of 3200 mhz ram and i enable xmp, they should run at 3000 mhz then right?  
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    Re: x99 ftw-k ram speed 2022/01/26 11:09:14 (permalink)
    Anything over 2133 on that cpu is considered an overclock, and isn’t guaranteed to work.

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    Re: x99 ftw-k ram speed 2022/01/27 09:25:00 (permalink)
    3000MHz = BCLK of 125 MHz  (if I remember correctly) .... & that is not good
     
     

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    Re: x99 ftw-k ram speed 2022/01/27 13:12:28 (permalink)
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    i got a 5960x in the x99 ftw-k mobo i got from a friend.  i've got 2133 ram in there running at 2667hz but im curious why my bios has no 2800 or 3000 option, it has a 3200 mhz option so im wondering if it's possible to buy 3200 mhz ram to get that speed running.  need a gpu upgrade but wanted to make sure there wasn't performance left on the table for when i do.  I hear the memory controller on these boards can't sustain 3200 mhz.  hoping that's not true.  


    What BIOS version do you have on the Board? The latest BIOS 2.08, supports up to 4000mhz memory. Also, BIOS updates fixed the BLCK strap issue. 3200 mhz memory runs at 100mhz BLCK.

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