3200Mhz RAM stuck at 2133Mhz, MSI B350 mobo

Hi, I just got my first build up and running, it uses an MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon, a Ryzen 5 1600 and 16 GB of G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200Mhz PC4-25600.

The one problem I seem to have is that it is stuck on 2133 Mhz, it will not go any higher, even though I set the A-XMP to the 3200Mhz setting (16-16-16-36). Do I need to change a voltage or something? It is currently set at 1.35 volts, as per the sticker on the package.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. where are you getting the 2133mhz reading from?

    if its windows ignore it as it wont read it as 3200mhz

    ues cpuz and look in the memory tab/section --not the spd one
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  2. mcnumpty23 said:
    where are you getting the 2133mhz reading from?

    if its windows ignore it as it wont read it as 3200mhz

    ues cpuz and look in the memory tab/section --not the spd one



    Yeah I saw it in Windows as well as BIOS, just got CPU-Z and it says that it's even lower - 1066.4 Mhz.
    Also, it says that the timing is 15-15-15-35 and not 16-16-16-36 so obviously my XMP settings in BIOS aren't doing what they should.. :/
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  3. been so long since i had an amd board didnt realise they had xmp in the bios

    but any way that 1066mhz in cpuz gets doubled as its ddr ram

    so it is saying 2133mhz

    edit and the 15-15-15-35 is faster

    its set faster timings as its not at 3200mhz if you get it to 3200mhz the timings will slow to 16-16-16-36
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  4. mcnumpty23 said:
    been so long since i had an amd board didnt realise they had xmp in the bios

    but any way that 1066mhz in cpuz gets doubled as its ddr ram

    so it is saying 2133mhz


    Ah, okay. Well how do I get those XMF settings to "stick" then?
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  5. lovkal said:
    mcnumpty23 said:
    been so long since i had an amd board didnt realise they had xmp in the bios

    but any way that 1066mhz in cpuz gets doubled as its ddr ram

    so it is saying 2133mhz


    Ah, okay. Well how do I get those XMF settings to "stick" then?


    got the latest bios for your motherboard?
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  6. mcnumpty23 said:
    lovkal said:
    mcnumpty23 said:
    been so long since i had an amd board didnt realise they had xmp in the bios

    but any way that 1066mhz in cpuz gets doubled as its ddr ram

    so it is saying 2133mhz


    Ah, okay. Well how do I get those XMF settings to "stick" then?


    got the latest bios for your motherboard?



    Looks like I don't, I'll update and get back to you.
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  7. ok

    though it should help

    it wont guarantee you get as high as 3200mhz

    have seen other ryzen posts where they couldnt get past roughly 2900mhz
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  8. I updated the bios and picked A-XMP option 2, which should give 3200 but this had no effect.
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  9. theres a long thread here similar issue on the msi b350 tomahawk with g.skill ram

    perhaps it might be helpful

    as to be honest i am not that up to date in my knowledge of the ryzen platform

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3363390/overclocking-ram-msi-b350-tomahawk.html
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  10. mcnumpty23 said:
    theres a long thread here similar issue on the msi b350 tomahawk with g.skill ram

    perhaps it might be helpful

    as to be honest i am not that up to date in my knowledge of the ryzen platform

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3363390/overclocking-ram-msi-b350-tomahawk.html


    I'll check it out, thanks anyway!
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  11. that memory was onj qvl list and in cpu-z spd tab what is the lowest jedec cas for it since you might have hynix ram module .
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  12. 2933 Mhz seems to work fine, I'll stick to that for now I guess.

    scout_03 said:
    that memory was onj qvl list and in cpu-z spd tab whatv is the lowest jedec cas for it since you might have hynix ram module .


    Sorry, but what?
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  13. if the ram dont use samsung b-die it might not run at 3200 until they have a bios update and ram was on motherboard support list .
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  14. scout_03 said:
    if the ram dont use samsung b-die it might not run at 3200 until they have a bios update and ram was on motherboard support list .


    Okay, where can I find the support list?
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  15. scout_03 said:
    if the ram dont use samsung b-die it might not run at 3200 until they have a bios update and ram was on motherboard support list .


    Okay, where can I find the support list?
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  16. here under compatibility memory support for ryzen https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350-GAMING-PRO-CARBON.html
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  17. scout_03 said:
    here under compatibility memory support for ryzen https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350-GAMING-PRO-CARBON.html


    Huh, it says 2400 is the supported speed, but I'm running it at ~2900 for a while now..
    EDIT: Actually, my memory isn't on the list, I have F4-3200C16D-16GVK and it's not on the list...
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  18. then it could be max they will go .
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  19. 2933 Mhz seems to work fine, I'll stick to that for now I guess.

    [quotemsg

    2933mhz pretty much ties up with what they managed on the thread i linked

    guess its a ryzen thing not being able to reach 3200mhz
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  20. did look back on my research for ram on these board and your have hynix module on .
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