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    final build check on ram: i9-10900k + MSI MEG Z490 Unify motherboard + gskill tridentz 8x4 32gb?

    I think any decent kit of b die will do 4000c17 ok weather it be 3200c14 or 4000c17 but the lower bin may need higher vdimm ~1.45v vs ~1.4v so less headroom to push higher. At least that is the case with 8GB sticks not so sure about 16GB. If the CPU\MB are your limit I don't think it will...
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    Is memory as important for Intel as it is for Ryzen?

    These two go hand in hand with higher frequency equaling more bandwidth but latency is also very important which is why for some programs quad channel systems with massive bandwidth are actually slower than dual channel systems. This chart is good for seeing where frequency meets timings for...
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    final build check on ram: i9-10900k + MSI MEG Z490 Unify motherboard + gskill tridentz 8x4 32gb?

    The Asus MB has 4x8GB kits on the QVL up to 4500 while the MSI UNIFY has no QVL and the more expensive ACE only goes up to 4266 with 4x8GB. Also G.Skill has no Z490 MSI or GB MB on the QVL for 4x8GB 4000c15. I have always found MSI BIOS to be a pain when overclocking Intel systems although they...
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    final build check on ram: i9-10900k + MSI MEG Z490 Unify motherboard + gskill tridentz 8x4 32gb?

    If I was buying 10900K with 32GB RAM for overclocking it would be with. ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero With two kits of Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 4400MHz PC4-35200 Dual Memory Kit - PVS416G440C9K But I suspect I will end up with Ryzen 4000\5000 next month reusing two 2x8GB kits of...
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    Is memory as important for Intel as it is for Ryzen?

    Another option Viper Steel DDR4 4400 16GB (2x8GB) C19 https://www.amazon.it/Patriot-Memory-Viper-4400MHz-Performance/dp/B07KXLFDL6/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=4400+ddr&qid=1600767945&s=pc&sr=1-1-spell I have seen people running these 3733 14-15-15 and the A2 PCB with b die...
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    Four stick compatibility (MSI)

    Without overclocking the G.skill Hynix kit is the better of the two for a AMD system but with overclocking the 3200 Ballistix could have the edge.
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    Is memory as important for Intel as it is for Ryzen?

    I would say it is as important but you have to spend more on RAM and push to higher speeds than you do with AMD to see the same kind of performance gain. If you replaced your 3600c18 RAM with say 4000c15 RAM or just 4400c19 and overclocked it then you can expect to see a bigger performance gain...
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    Four stick compatibility (MSI)

    Most 8GB sticks will be single rank while most 16GB sticks will be dual rank. Crucial Ballistix sticks using Micron e die seem to be some of the easiest to hit high frequency with on AMD Ryzen. Also your MB is fairly decent so that should work in your favor with dual rank 16GB sticks tested...
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    Four stick compatibility (MSI)

    The more sticks you add the harder it is on the memory controller especially on cheaper MB which is why you wont see top speeds with 4 sticks only with 1-2. If the RAM is dual rank then that makes it harder again to run. For example this is with older Ryzen CPU but you get the idea.
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    32gb (4x8gb) - 3600 CL16 vs 4000 CL17/18 - For Gaming

    If you want to take the time to OC\tweak the RAM you want Samsung b die as I suspect being quad channel you already have ample bandwidth for games but quad channel usually comes with a latency penalty and once tweaked b die will get you the lowest latency. Any idea if your platform has a...
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    16gb or 32gb for a new gaming system (zen3 4070x/x570 mobo) + 3080GPU?

    All of the above should be fine but check the model vs the MB QVL as I have seen a number of complaints about Corsair compatibility lately.
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    16gb or 32gb for a new gaming system (zen3 4070x/x570 mobo) + 3080GPU?

    I found that with a 16GB GPU the game can use over 12GB VRAM and only ~10-12GB RAM at 3440x1440 ultra which with what the system uses can put it close to needing more than 16GB unless you keep your OS tidy. However when it used 12GB RAM it only used ~10G VRAM and when it used 12G VRAM it only...
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    Best Gaming RAM to Accompany a 3090 and the Best Gaming CPU?

    Patriots are A2 PCB so should hit a higher frequency in a good MB than 3600.
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    single and dual bank in laptops

    You shouldn't be able to tell the difference between single and dual rank outside of synthetic benchmarks. Run a memory benchmark before and after with something like AIDA64 or userbenchmark. Results will likely be within margin of error unless you close down a heap of background processes.
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    Best Gaming RAM to Accompany a 3090 and the Best Gaming CPU?

    Not right now but they may in the next few months that will drop into current MB.
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