How to identify your memory kit:
The basic features :
You’ll tell me that it’s quite easy since you just have to look at the references announced by the manufacturer. Yes, but that’s not enough, especially if you plan to overclock it! Some information is given by the manufacturer, but you’ll have to dig or even remove the heat sinks to find out the others. On one side of the heatsink is the inscription “Dominator Platinum RGB” and on the other, a label with the technical specifications of our example. This is what we will look at in detail. For example, in the case of our example of the day, this is the information we know.
- The brand: Teamgroup
- Model: Delta RGB
- Capacity: 2 x 16 GB
- Frequency: 6600 MT/s
- Timings: 34-40-40-84
- Voltage: 1.40 volts
- Review: –
In order to get an idea of the overclocking potential of your kit, this information is insufficient and we will have to go further. Indeed, it is also very important to know the revision of the PCB as well as the model of the chips that equip your memory kit. Depending on this information, the overclocking performance of the kit will be very different.
To find this information, there is currently only one solution, which is to remove the heat sinks. Taiphoon Burner software does not currently support DDR5 kits. Moreover, there is no indication that this will be the case any time soon.
CPU-Z still present :
Fortunately, our trusted CPU-Z software is always on hand to verify this information, including the type of chipset we have in our kit. Currently, there are three types of chips: Samsung, Hynix and Micron.
Our kit is perfectly recognized under Windows 10 and the different timings are perfectly readable. The memory chips used in our kit are Hynix. These are the chips with the best overclocking potential.
The PCB of our memory kit:
We are going to remove the heatsinks to be able to look at the PCB and identify the chips. Be careful not to accidentally rip off any chips from the PCB! The best technique is to heat the heatsink with a hair dryer before gently prying it off and being patient.
As a reminder, the design of the DDR5 modules will also be different from DDR4 with the presence of an embedded PMIC (power management integrated circuit) chip. The idea is to enable better power management and therefore system stability. Our kit therefore benefits from the Hynix chips, of which there are 8. We are on a so-called “SR” kit for single rank, meaning that all the chips are on one side only. On the other hand, we can find “DR” kits for dual rank with chips on both sides of the PCB. The Hynix chips are called “H5CG48MEBD” and are 2 GB versions.