Need help choosing the right RAM for this setup...

Discussion in 'Memory' started by vonbleak, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. vonbleak

    vonbleak New Member

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    Hi guys, i have a question about RAM and which kind of ram would be supported in a particular setup...more specifically RAM speeds.

    I am looking to upgrade to an socket 1150 cpu/mobo and i am curious as to which kind of ram i can use. The components i am looking at are the Core i7 4790K, and the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard

    CPU - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php...=27940&zenid=ae619e016fa933225e7ee85f0a4152ad

    Motherboard - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1491&products_id=27521

    The motherboard says that it supports DDR3 3300MHz, while on the CPU page it only mentions DDR3 - 1333/1600. So does that mean that even though the mobo supports DDR3 3300MHz, the CPU does not? So basically would it be a waste to get ram faster than 1600 for this setup?

    Thanks for any help/info - cheers :)

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  2. infiltraitor

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    on the motherboard page it says that anything over 1600 is an overclock
     
  3. dasa2

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    2133c9\2400c10 are a good value option for anyone willing to oc which im guessing you are by the mb choice
     
  4. Tarkhein

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    Anything over 1600 is technically an overclock for the CPU. It'll still work fine, just install the memory and enable XMP.
     

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