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steve mace Oct 28, 2011, 10:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If a motherboard says
Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules

that's it 100% assured right, I could swear reading something in a random forum one day that there was another potential complication..

http://www.ebuyer.com/180490-g-skill-4gb-2x2gb-ddr3-1600mhz-ri...cl7d-4gbrm

http://www.ebuyer.com/264751-g-skill-4gb-2x2gb-ddr3-2133mhz-ri...cl9d-4gbxl


Thankyou! replacing my athlon 3500+ ^^ I
I was told I may notice a slight performance increase lol


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Michael C Oct 29, 2011, 03:58am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: which of these two for my 2500k?
I would say the 1600mhz should be plently unless you're doing extreme overclocking. I have no problem hitting 4.5ghz(and probably much higher)with my current RAM.

Rhort Oct 29, 2011, 04:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I've got my 2500k running at 4.4Ghz with 1600 RAM and it's fine.

I replaced my Athlon 3200 with this, and yes, there's a *SLIGHT* noticeable increase in speed ;)

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steve mace Oct 29, 2011, 07:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 29, 2011, 07:46am EDT

 
>> Re: which of these two for my 2500k?
OK, brilliant. Glad I checked it.
One last thing before I buy. Is it likely that games will need above 8 gb ram within 3 years time? If so I will have to purchase 2x 4 gig sticks instead of 2x2 gig. I would however really rather not.

Oh and which case do you think is better?
http://www.ebuyer.com/143854-antec-300-three-hundred-case-0761345-08300-3
http://www.ebuyer.com/270598-fractal-design-core-3000-case-fd-...re-3000-bl

Ta.

Michael C Oct 29, 2011, 01:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: which of these two for my 2500k?
Unlikely games will need 8GB RAM. I got it just in case. Antec 300 for case.

mothow Oct 29, 2011, 08:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 29, 2011, 08:07pm EDT

 
>> Re: which of these two for my 2500k?
I like the Fractal 3000 and i would go with the DDR3 2133 because you can down clock them and probaly get the same timings but i bet you cant push the 1600Mhz DDR3 to ddr3 2133 at the rated 1.6v. even with the looser timings

Yes 1600 is plenty for 2500K i have DDR3 1600 to but i do wish i had bought the faster DDR3 1866 or higher

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john albrich Oct 29, 2011, 09:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: which of these two for my 2500k?
steve mace said:
If a motherboard says
Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules

that's it 100% assured right, I could swear reading something in a random forum one day that there was another potential complication.....


Your memory is correct.Another factor in what speed memory can be supported depends not just on the motherboard specs, but on the CPU as well.

For example, if I'm remembering correctly the AMD Sempron 14x series with its integrated memory controller by design specs can't run memory faster than than DDR3-1066 equivalent (it might be be 1333, not sure), regardless of the settings. It can of course use faster memory, but there is no real benefit gained by doing so. However, it too might be over-clockable to some extent, and of course using faster memory is "future-proofing" your memory for use with an future upgrade CPU that can run the memory at its rated speed.


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