I need some help I am getting ready to buy this mother board. I have a few questions first, I was looking at the compatible memory sheet for 1866 memory and there is only around 4 different part numbers for 8gb ram modules. My question is do I have to get that exact part number or can I buy say http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7025812&CatId=3473. It is hard to find the exact ones that are listed. Also the A5a97 supports 2133mhz but buying that would be useless because CPU limits it to 1866 right?
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The memory you've listed, would work just fine. 1600MHz is the sweet spot. The performance difference between 1600 & faster ram is marginal, Hence, the price difference isn't justified.
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If you havnt bought that board yet, I would choose another, I have had some experience with that board and it has some issues to be sure. Memory compatibility is just one.