I decided to go a bit overboard and bought myself a new mobo from a sale ( https://www.jimms.fi/fi/Product/Show/169668/prime-z590m-plus/asus-prime-z590m-plus-matx-emolevy-tarjous-norm-189-90 ) . I thought that then I can tinker a little with my son and get my new RAM modules to work properly. I also bought a decent Noctua NH-U9S CPU cooler. I wasn´t expecting a big enhancement to my 3D mark scores since I didn´t do any overclocking stuff, just enabled the xmp profiles from BIOS that were previously locked with my original mobo. The impact on the CPU portion of the 3D mark benchmark was far from modest though. My CPU score actually went from 8900 (maybe little less) to 11070, thats over 20% increase in performance. I started to think about the parts selection of the machine and I have to say I´m a bit puzzled. You could have had a better machine with probably the same prize if you´d dropped the SATA drive and put that extra budget to a better mobo (Z490?) and shipped it with 16GB RAM but better quality (dual rank gaming memory). As it is I feel a bit let down, since that poor performing single rank memory is easy to hide in the specs. In all the advertisements it just says 3200Mhz DDR4. The fact that the mobo wasn´t that good was my bad though. It was something that I could have read from the specs, but just wasn´t knowledgeable enough. Current GPU situation is such that you´d have a golden opportunity to make prebuilt PC´s a popular choice, but I don´t think it´s a good idea to ship lackluster setups. That will most certainly bite you in the butt on the long run. Thats my five cents anyway.
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Hey, I recently purchased a MEDION Erazer engineer X10 RTX 3080, MSN 10023941. It has pretty good hardware, but the memory provided was single rank samsung memory M378A2G43AB3-CWE that I would like to buy an upgrade to (I figured the memory was the reason my computer underperformed on the CPU portion of 3d Mark). So I went and bought a kit of Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 3200 MHz CL16 32 Gt ( KF432C16BB1K2/32 ). Unfortunately those set to run at 2400Mhz and I was unable to tweak it in BIOS. My question is what RAM kits from reputable manufacturers would take the memory to the maximum possible of 2933Mhz speed. Some of the local retailers selling memory here are https://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/catalog/10428c/DDR4 , https://www.jimms.fi/fi/Product/List/000-00N/komponentit--muistit , https://www.power.fi/c/3678/tietotekniikka/tietokonekomponentit/muisti-ram/ (the shop I bought the machine from).
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