Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Citgo, Sep 10, 2018.
Why not an AMD B450 and AMD 2600 / 2700 processor?
Yes of course that card will work under DX11, it just gets better performance from DX12 under certain criteria.
I'm getting the Intel Core i5 8500 3.0GHz 8th Gen. I just found out that the RAM is also not compatible with the CPU as well.
RAM is not dependent on a CPU, it's dependent on the motherboard chipset. Where did you get that information from?
8500 comes with a cooler, no worries. value for money. probly get 'value' ram rated for 3000 speed.
this the one im looking at.
u have to pin down your mobo choice to check qvl to be super safety sure.
...but intel chipsets should not be picky with ram...as far as i know. that's more of an amd ryzen issue....or was. maybe not so much now.
run XMP profile in BIOS you're good to go.
To add to adamsleath's post above, whatever RAM you get will work - I've never looked at a QVL, and never had a RAM issue with an Intel system. AMD's Ryzen series has improved compatibility with Series 2, but overclocking stability may be affected by RAM choice. This will not be an issue with your Intel build.
A B360 or a H370 moherboard will allow your RAM to run at 2666MHz maximum, regardless of whether you buy 3000MHz RAM. It's a limitation of the chipset, not the CPU.
If you want to run RAM above 2666MHz, you will need to buy a Z370 motherboard, which has capability to run RAM faster than 2666MHz.
In short: RAM standard speed on the Skylake, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake platform is 2133MHz. a B360 motherboard will allow you to run RAM at a maximum of 2666MHz (check manufacturer's details). A H370 motherboard will allow you to run RAM at a maximum of 2666MHz. A Z370 motherboard will allow you to run RAM above 2666MHz.
I did a bit of searching and found this site. It lists RAM compatible with Intel Core i5 8500 3.0GHz 8th Gen
That website is garbage and should be ignored.
pwlm1975 has provided you with sound advice.
just a pc builder site..a number of them use the word compatible...it is ddr4 i spose...
As everyone has said, you are unlikely to have problems with RAM and Intel chipsets
here's a link to Corsair's web site and the vengeance LPX you mentioned
https://www.corsair.com/ww/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE®-LPX-8GB-(2x4GB)-DDR4-DRAM-2666MHz-C16-Memory-Kit---Black/p/CMK8GX4M2A2666C16 under specifications it says compatible with Intel 300 series chipsets Corsair tests it, the motherboard maker can't test every kit. If it were an AMD chip The QVL list is the best way to go.
Any particular reason for this?
You should be able to use your win7 key to install win10. I did this on a new build recently with an oem key.
I think the free upgrade to Windows 10 already ended. Let me do a hard search.
Considering your tight budget and wanting to OC I would go with Ryzen 2600.
It may not be as fast as a overcloked 8600k but it will outdo a i5 8400.
You can also use stock cooling with the 2600 which will keep the VRM cooler than most aftermarket cooling options.
RAM speed is the best way to get the most out of your CPU as in most games I have found that overclockign Samsung b die beyond 3200c14 brings me higher performance gains than overclocking the CPU itself and the two together stack up to a very noticeable performance increase if you come across a CPU limited section of gameplay.
Overclocking RAM can be a very slow and tedious posses to get the most out of it by comparison overclocking the CPU is very simple.
Officially it has been for some time but last i checked it still works.