G Skill 256G (8x32gb) 3600 Kit for 3990x

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G-Skill is advertising there F4-3600C18Q2-256GVK RAM kit.
Is it even possible to as high as 3600 Mhz on the threadripper 3000 series.

I have a ROG Zenith II Extreme with a 3990x
I know that I can use 128G with four slots at 3200 or eight slots with 2666 and should have no problems.

But 3600 (CL16-18-18-38) with eight slots each 32G sound ridiculous and they somewhat say this should work stable (maybe even with just a xmp profile).
Is this just marketing bullshit or has anybody tried something like this?

I know 256G is crazy but I have to know if this is a think now or not, not just a 1% of board's with 1% of cpu's marketing bs...
 

oldmanbal

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Based on feedback from other forum members and the general information circulating from zen 2 and zen 3 processors right now, 3600mhz cl16 seems to be the optimal safe bet for not leaving performance on the table. Always make sure your mobo and ryzen memory lists has it as compatible before buying. Going higher can yield some results, especially in large data sets ect, but 3600 cl16 is probably the easiest choice for stability/performance and decent price.
 

zandor

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I'd have a go at it if G.Skill says it'll work on your board. I generally don't bother with board vendor QVLs for ram, mostly because I've had 0 problems just punching in my board on Crucial or Kingston's web site and letting them tell me what will work. I'm not sure if G.Skill is the same way but you can order direct from Crucial and Kingston and they'll guarantee it'll work. At any rate as long as the return policy is decent I'd just give it a go.
 
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Bought a nice supported 3600 256Gb kit, way overkill (128G would probably be enough for my needs). ^^
But why not, at least now even when compiling bigger projects I can do so from a tempfs mount point (force all file in the OS cache), and still have enough headroom.

Maye even chrome is happy now xD
 
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