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Old 02-03-2015, 05:35 PM   #1
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New to Buying DDR3

Ok I'm looking to buy some DDR3 and looking at 1866 , How do I chose what is the best rams to get .
I notice they come in ether 15000 or 14900 and Cas Latency 9 or 10 and different timings??
Mother board will be a M5A99FX with a Phenom II x4 965 {and upgrade to a FX in due time.}
Any suggestion will help pleas.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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I think you want 1866 CL9 for the best performance with your AMD system. Lower CL is better. Also you wanna make sure it can run CL9 1866 @ 1.5v, but 1.65v kits are rare these days anyway.
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I think you want 1866 CL9 for the best performance with your AMD system. Lower CL is better. Also you wanna make sure it can run CL9 1866 @ 1.5v, but 1.65v kits are rare these days anyway.
This + if they won't run at 1866mhz CL9 (965 might have trouble there) they should run 1600mhz CL8 or maybe CL7 which was the sweet spot for PII's
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:50 PM   #4
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This + if they won't run at 1866mhz CL9 (965 might have trouble there) they should run 1600mhz CL8 or maybe CL7 which was the sweet spot for PII's
I'm not planning on keeping the Phenom II x4 965 for long I will also upgrade this in due time with a FX chip with in a year.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:13 PM   #5
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I in up getting G Skills Sniper
  • DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
  • Timing 9-10-9-28
  • Cas Latency 9
  • Voltage 1.5V
So now I got is a Super Nova 850w PSU
MSI R9 280x 3GB and 16GB {2x8} G. Skills Sniper memory
The only I'm having trouble is deciding on a Asus Sabartooth R2.0 or the M5A99FX both are stable boards and ready for Win 8 and run the new FX chips. I no nothing about OC but would like to learn how to tweak my system a little.


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  • G. Skill Sniper
  • DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
  • Timing 9-10-9-28
  • Cas Latency 9
  • Voltage 1.5V
Will this work with the M5A99FX Pro R2.0 or the Sabartooth 2.0 Asus Board? I've got x2 8GB , Should I use 16 or is 32GB an over kill for gaming?

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It may work with that motherboard and a FX cpu but Im not 100% sure that the Phenom cpu's are good with 8gb memory modules.
4gb I know work. Maybe someone with experience with a Phenom X2 and 8gb sticks can chime in.

If you plan on upgrading to a 8 core FX cpu with plans for an aggressive overclock (4.7+ghz) the Sabertooth would be a good idea other wise the M5 would be a good choice.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:09 AM   #7
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It may work with that motherboard and a FX cpu but Im not 100% sure that the Phenom cpu's are good with 8gb memory modules.
4gb I know work. Maybe someone with experience with a Phenom X2 and 8gb sticks can chime in.

If you plan on upgrading to a 8 core FX cpu with plans for an aggressive overclock (4.7+ghz) the Sabertooth would be a good idea other wise the M5 would be a good choice.
Aggressive Over Clocking I will never become but would like to learn how to tweak a little!



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