Are gskill trident z rgb memory modules compatible with the b350 chipset?
I want to know if they are configurable on that platform.
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Not completely true, only the low timing kits, CL14 high speed kits 3200mhz and above are Samsung B-Die, the ones you pay over the odds for.
The others use a mix of either Hynix and Samsung E-Die chips
However these do also work on B350 motherboards as im using them myself, im using 3200mhz CL16 Trident Z RGB they are Hynix based and running fine at 3200mhz, both on a B350 and an X370 motherboard.
Also the LEDs dont need an RGB header to work, they draw the power for the LEDs straight from the ram slots.
Lucky_SLS said:Trident z has RGB customization. so for RGB, they use header pins.
LOL they do have customisation, but they dont use header pins, they use exactly the same software as the ASUS AURA software, which is what im using to control mine, its just controlled through addresses.
Lucky_SLS said:oh, my bad. the old rams with led require headers for customisation. but i read abt RGB customisations issues in AM4. dunno if its fixed r not.
no not fixed, its just G.Skill have not sorted the software yet, its a bit rubbish to be honest, I too had a nightmare with my sticks initially, and very nearly sent them back after 1 stick went dark (no working LEDs) and the other stick only had 1 pink LED working on it......pink......of all colours to get stuck on lol.
After messing about, changing slots, getting very frustrated, I had an idea to start trying other companies RGB software out, tried Gigabyte's, MSI's mystic lights, and ASUS AURA, to my surprise, the ASUS software worked and reset the LEDs back to the rainbow effect, right before my Gigabyte motherboard killed the ram lol, the board died for that, by my hands, RMA'd the ram and brought an MSI Mortar.