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Rikan S-087 September 28, 2011 06:47 AM

RAM Advice for Asus Sabertooth 990FX AM3+
 
As stated above, I have an Asus Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ motherboard.

My build is red-themed and therefore I like red-colored ram. I have been a fan of Gskill ram.

Now, when it comes to Ram does quanitity trump quality/speed?

Is 2000hrz better tham 1066hrz? I currently have gskill 1333.

For this motherboard: Newegg.ca - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

what is the best Ram you'd recommend? I want 8GB minimum. Money is not a problem, so what would be the best memory that'd be worth the $$$. How would it benefit gaming/Eyefinity?

SKYMTL September 28, 2011 06:55 AM

Anything above 1333 will be pointless unless you want to overclock. Personally, I would recommend an 8GB 1333 kit with tight timings.

Something like this would be great while still offering some overclocking headroom: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH

But you may want to go up to a 1600Mhz SKU just to protect yourself for Bulldozer: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Rikan S-087 September 28, 2011 01:36 PM

Without accessing the Bios, is there a way I can check what my Ram is ? (1066, 1333 ect) So what your saying, faster RAM only benefits overclocking? By overclocking I assume you mean the RAM? Thanks Sky

EmptyMellon September 28, 2011 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Rikan S-087 (Post 552899)
Without accessing the Bios, is there a way I can check what my Ram is ? (1066, 1333 ect) So what your saying, faster RAM only benefits overclocking? By overclocking I assume you mean the RAM? Thanks Sky

You can download CPU-Z at CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting. After installation you select the "SPD" tab and then select the appropriate "Slot" (i.e. "Slot #2"), which will provide the appropriate RAM info (i.e. Manufacturer, Model, etc.)

Supergrover September 28, 2011 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rikan S-087 (Post 552899)
Without accessing the Bios, is there a way I can check what my Ram is ? (1066, 1333 ect) So what your saying, faster RAM only benefits overclocking? By overclocking I assume you mean the RAM? Thanks Sky

What he means ( I assume here ) is that if you are overclocking via the FSB rather than the multi the extra headroom will come in handy.

So as you increase your fsb so will the ram clocks increase, since they are based off that fsb. Having higher clocking ram will allow a wider range of possible combinations with regards to your overclock.

Ram speeds are not what they used to be performance wise.

Rikan S-087 September 29, 2011 06:32 AM

Okay, thanks a lot guys!


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