IN SUMMARY - DO NOT BUY CRUCIAL RAM FOR YOUR RAZER MACHINE
I swapped their horrible customer service and SO-DIMMS for Kingston HyperX Impact 3200mhz, installed it this morning and IMMEDIATELY the machine is running the chips at 3200mhz, the XMP profile even automatically selected itself in BIOS so I didn't need to change a thing.
IN SUMMARY: HYPERX IMPACT CL20 3200MHZ WORKS PERFECTLY IN THE RAZER 17 PRO 2020 in XMP MODE (default profile)
Just to help others, this is the one that I bought: https://amzn.to/33DI9ag
The machine doesn't hang, boots perfectly and I now have 64Gb in my machine!! Just to add as well, there weren't multiple reboot cycles after installing, it just worked immediately.
There are a number of threads on this forum relating to upgrades and it isn't at all clear which have a successful result, and that's why I have posted this as a new topic, to hopefully help those desperately searching for the right RAM updates for their Razer 17 Pro (2020).
Just to also add, I benchmarked the machine stock (16Gb factory RAM), with the Crucial ram and also with the HyperX, here are the results:
- STOCK 16GB: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33889751
- CRUCIAL 3200MHZ 64GB: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33631968
- HYPERX 3200MHZ 64GB: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/33892903
But in summary, this benchmark shows the Crucial ram to be running at far lesser performance than the HyperX.
Sent it back and now waiting for Razer to confirm which RAM chips are compatible with their laptops...
I contacted Razor support to no avail. At first, they said all 2933MHz 64GB (2x32) DDR4 160 Pin sticks will work. Then I pointed them to this and the below threads and support said they couldn't help, nor give any other advice. Rather disappointing.
Lol, don't celebrate just yet, the 3200 HyperX crashed non-stop, so I've got the 2933mhz now and will get it installed and tested tonight, will update shortly!
Here's the full benchmark result too:
I've now selected the slowe 2666mhz XMP profile and will try again...
HyperX Impact 64GB 3200MHz DDR4 CL20 SODIMM (Kit of 2) Laptop Memory HX432S20IBK2/64
HyperX Impact 64GB 2933MHz DDR4 CL17 SODIMM (Kit of 2) Laptop Memory HX429S17IBK2/64
CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (2 x 32GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2933 (PC4 23400) Laptop Memory Model CMSX64GX4M2A2933C19
CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (2 x 32GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Laptop Memory Model CMSX64GX4M2A2666C18
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Laptop Memory Model F4-3200C22D-64GRS
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Laptop Memory Model F4-2666C18D-64GRS
Crucial Ballistix 64GB (2 x 32GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Laptop Memory Model BL2K32G32C16S4B
It seems you have a bad unit, or Battlefield is causing the issues. Never had a single crash on my HyperX 32GB 2933 Mhz.
2x32GB HyperX 2933/CL17 DDR4 RAM at 2933
What is "did not work" for me was the inability to run at 2933 and:
When I did the above tests I saw the Blue screens of death either immediately or within 10 minutes.
My personal opinion
There is no proof the 4k Pro can run 64GB of RAM at 2933, and significant evidence across many threads that 2666 does work with XMP Profile 2.
Is for Razer to admit this publicly and change their marketing to only running 64GB at 2666 or at least let us know how to achieve 2933.
My next steps
I might not be Razers target market, nevertheless, my experience with this Razer laptop made me decided to purchase ~50 Dells and continue with MacBook Pros for Software Engineers at my company. They also run in 2666, but at least this is honest and public. Razer's marketing and poor support around 64GB @ 2933 removed my trust in them.
Do these look worth trying:
(They're only CL22 and CL21 though)
Any news? what's stable? I am trying to upgrade to 32gb ram (16x2). should I go for 2933?
These sticks have served me well. No issues whatsoever.
Could you give me a purchase link for those? And what's the mhz? How's the performance been? And how long have u had em for? Thanks
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB (Various clock speed to choose)
Max 64 GB (2x 32 GB) 3200 MHz
Does the 3200mhz work well? Or which one should I get?
Hope this forum can help with decision making