Would this RAM be suitable for my motherboard

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October 26, 2009 at 18:50:08
Specs: Windows 7
Okay so basically I've ordered this RAM:

http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...

For this motherboard:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...

It stated in the features region that it supports "native support for DDR3 memory up to 1800MHz" so I initially thought it would be compatible with the memory I'm getting, however after I read the specifications page "Support for DDR3 1800 (OC)/1666/1333/1066 MHz memory modules".

I'm confused; it lists higher support from 1666mhz and 1800mhz at overclocked memory but it doesn't list 1600? Can someone clarify on this, thanks.


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#1
October 26, 2009 at 21:22:19
I think you better check your Gigabyte link...

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#2
October 27, 2009 at 04:44:42
We have no idea which CPU & which motherboard you have. But since you already ordered the RAM, what's the point of asking after the fact?

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#3
October 27, 2009 at 04:51:07
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products...

And I haven't orderd my motherboard yet.


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#4
October 27, 2009 at 04:52:39
And I have AMD ll X4 965

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#5
October 27, 2009 at 09:28:05
"And I haven't orderd my motherboard yet"
sound like you are picking the board, based on the ram?
this is the reverse, of the correct way.

larry


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#6
October 27, 2009 at 10:14:04
"And I haven't orderd my motherboard yet"

Why would you order the RAM before you ordered the board??

"I have AMD ll X4 965"

Which means a Phenom II X4 965 Deneb Black Edition. It's a 125W (possibly 140W) CPU so make sure you have a damn good power supply.

"I'm confused; it lists higher support from 1666mhz and 1800mhz at overclocked memory but it doesn't list 1600? Can someone clarify on this"

The Phenom II only officially supports up to DDR3-1333. You can run higher rated RAM, but testing has shown that DDR3-1333 generally scales the best.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/16382

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Did you download the motherboard manual or check out the memory compatibility list? You can run DDR3-1600 at it's rated speed but you *may* have to manually configure the memory settings in the BIOS. RAM that's rated higher than DDR3-1600 will automatically underclock. See chart:

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList...

http://europe.giga-byte.com/FileLis...


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#7
October 27, 2009 at 14:19:27
Thanks, helped.

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