Solved Need help deciding Ram for Motherboard

March 12, 2012 at 09:46:57
Specs: Win 7, 8150
I have a ASUS Crosshair V Formula MB, I need help finding the best ram for it. The Qualified Vendors List is confusing. I like this gskill ram as it's 2133 and I will be over clocking this computer.

will this ram work in my MB?
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March 12, 2012 at 10:26:09
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I'm guessing you're asking about an AMD FX-8150? The board may support DDR3-2133 but the CPU's memory controller only officially supports up to DDR3-1866. Here's a tid-bit from an article about the FX-8150 & RAM choices:

"I hope you enjoyed our little insight into RAM overclocking on the new FX-8150. We didn't want to do anything too huge for the simple fact the massive boost in speed rarely does anything more than boost your synthetic test numbers."

Personally, I don't see how anyone can justify spending over $400 for RAM. Then again, you probably paid over $250 for the CPU & the same (or more) for the board, & you didn't list your graphics choice but I'm sure that's another high dollar item, so apparently money isn't a concern. You certainly don't need our permission to spend your money. lol.

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March 12, 2012 at 10:58:13
hey there and thanks.
Both links are a good read.
your correct on the FX 8150, and the Vid card I haven't decided yet, I'm looking for info on the new GTX 680s that are supposed to come out soon. May go with two 570's
..or one water cooled 580 or 590 if I can find one.. but the rumors of the new 680's are almost too good to be true :)

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June 9, 2012 at 17:18:48
I'm running a Phenom ll X4 965 on an MSI 890FXA-GD70 with Kingston Hyperx2133 2X2GB liquid cooled memory. I liquid cool the CPU also. The most I've Oc'ed the memory to is 1750MHz to 1800MHz+. I don't oc the memory more than that because I'm not liquid cooling the NB, SB or most importantly the voltage regulators on the MOB yet. I run the memory right now at 1752MHz. Kingston doesn't make this memory anymore. Next go around I'll buy 1800+MHz memory and save my money!

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