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What memory modules work on GA-F2A85X-D3H?

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June 1, 2013 10:33:32 PM

I saw on my ''User's Manual''for the Motherboard that it supports DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz and under that it was written to check the website for lastest supported memory modules,so I did!
There were all modules I said before and one more: DDR3 2400(OC)-What Means OC?
Ok so now what I may believe?and my AMD A10 5800k(HD 7660D)Will work better with Kingston Memory Predator XMP 8GB(4GB x 2) DDR3 2400 MHz CL11 Dual Channel Kit?Because I have read and for better(best) performance I must get that.
The questions are:
-What means OC?
-Motherboard(mentioned before) supports 2400MHz memory module?
-Is that memory better than a Dual Channel kit of 1866MHz(I think too,but I want an expert to answer)
-May I do that?and what more recommendations do you suggest?

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June 1, 2013 10:44:49 PM

OC means overclocked. Since you have an APU you will want the fastest memory you can get. I would go with at least 1866 and 2133 or 2400 would not hurt. Low profile Corsair Vengeance or GSkill Ripjaws X or Z, Crucial, Samsung, just about any RAM with a lifetime warranty will work fine. You will want it to be low profile if you are using an aftermarket heat sink though so it fits. I would choose Kingston last. They still use cheap, lower quality modules all the other brands have abandoned.
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June 1, 2013 10:47:40 PM

1. OC = overclock.

2. Yes; motherboard supports 2400MHz.

3. You won't notice a noticeable difference unless you're running memory sensitive applications, which there are not many of. 1600MHz is more than sufficient.
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June 1, 2013 10:53:47 PM

anort3 said:
OC means overclocked. Since you have an APU you will want the fastest memory you can get. I would go with at least 1866 and 2133 or 2400 would not hurt. Low profile Corsair Vengeance or GSkill Ripjaws X or Z, Crucial, Samsung, just about any RAM with a lifetime warranty will work fine. You will want it to be low profile if you are using an aftermarket heat sink though so it fits. I would choose Kingston last. They still use cheap, lower quality modules all the other brands have abandoned.

So what memory do you recommend with 2400MHz and Dual Channel(4GB x 2)?
-GeIL?
-Mushkin?
-please not something too expensive....
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June 1, 2013 10:55:24 PM

ksham said:
1. OC = overclock.

2. Yes; motherboard supports 2400MHz.

3. You won't notice a noticeable difference unless you're running memory sensitive applications, which there are not many of. 1600MHz is more than sufficient.

So...Bigger frequency?(2400MHz is good?do you recommend?)
I wanted that big because I want to upgrade the GPU integrated with the Amd A10,to give it more memory,with a bigger frequency,as you see I have a 1333MHz 4GB Kingstone memory and I want to sell it and get something better because Crysis 3,Battlefield 3 have lagg on low....I have read a lot and that to get a dual channel kit with the bigger frequency is the best solutions for now....(because I can get a discrete graphic card,but that is too much for my budget)
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June 1, 2013 11:03:57 PM

With an APU like yours you want the fastest memory you can get. With a traditional CPU DDR3 1600 would be fine. Get whatever you can afford. I just don't like Kingston.
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July 15, 2013 6:58:05 PM

I am also in the same boat as you. I just built a modest pc for games, which consists of a Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H motherboard, AMD A10-5800K cpu and I'm now trying to decide on what ram to buy. I too thought that the (OC) in Gigabyte's documentation meant "over-clocked", but in reading the memory support list, I think that perhaps it stands for "one channel" which according to the list "DDR3 2400 (Only One DIMM per Channel supported" is the only way that 2400MHz ram can operate in this board. (correct me if I"m wrong).

I've seen a ton of people recommend and go with the 1600MHz, and since I probably will be over-clocking I don't mind getting 2400MHz as long as the difference over 1600 or 1866 will be noticeable in games. So I ask you folks, which is noticeably better for the money: 1600/1866/2133/2400

Thanks in advance!
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July 15, 2013 8:16:49 PM

Ok, I couldn't pass up this deal from newegg - CML8GX3M2A2133C11B for $85. I'll let you know what it clocks up to while remaining stable.
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