Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

MSI gd65 gaming, support 2133mhz ram?

Last response: in Motherboards
Share
June 19, 2013 11:50:10 AM

I went ahead and purchased the following two products:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, everything fits my new high-end Haswell build, but now that I look back: Will the mobo really be able to handle 2133mhz memory? It says it needs to overclock, and I have never bothered doing that with memory before. In some of the reviews it says that it doesn't stay stable at that rate, even with RAM like what I purchased which is DDR3-2133. I haven't received the parts yet (waiting on my 3day shipping) and that may be the only reason I am so antsy.

Still, did I mess up? :<
a b 4 Gaming
a b V Motherboard
June 19, 2013 1:30:49 PM

bad purchase. the gigabyte z87x-ud3h is a much better board for 20 bucks less and the faster 2133mhz ram does nothing to increase your performance and at the same time, voids your warranty

it will run the ram however
m
0
l
a b V Motherboard
June 19, 2013 3:45:48 PM

mccoolaustinm said:
I went ahead and purchased the following two products:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, everything fits my new high-end Haswell build, but now that I look back: Will the mobo really be able to handle 2133mhz memory? It says it needs to overclock, and I have never bothered doing that with memory before. In some of the reviews it says that it doesn't stay stable at that rate, even with RAM like what I purchased which is DDR3-2133. I haven't received the parts yet (waiting on my 3day shipping) and that may be the only reason I am so antsy.

Still, did I mess up? :<

Grats, on your new PC. :star: . Since, you have already purchased the mobo there isn't much you need to worry, it's a decent motherboard with good features. It should work well with the Haswell processor. If you have a K model processor (eg. 4770K) then this memory @ 2133MHz should work good. As far as performance is considered 1600MHz or 1866MHz is considered the sweet spot. 2133MHz or above comes handy when you are running heavy memory intensive softwares like VM's Or video rendering with large data formats this speed should come in handy but there isn't lot increase in performance but it does provide higher memory bandwidth.

Usually, the default speed of the memory is 1333Mhz and it is tested to run @2133MHz, you can set this in your BIOS using the utility.
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 1506 V Motherboard
June 19, 2013 5:06:58 PM

Before all the negatives, on how you did things wrong and other, what CPU do you have? If it's a K model, 2133 is no problem, it may or may not require a small OC, basically you simply install the sticks, boot into BIOS, enable XMP select Profile 1 and should be good to go...if the BIOS is ready...if not give a shout and we'll get them running...
m
0
l
June 19, 2013 5:24:48 PM

I ran with the i7 4770k. This pc is built for both gaming (gtx 770) and work. I'm moving up from a 3 year old HP desktop that I was having to do my video editing and rendering on and it was god awful, and anything else I will end up using in the course of obtaining my physics masters. I am aware of what the memory speed does for me, but I think I got confused by the compatibility.
m
0
l
June 19, 2013 5:26:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
bad purchase. the gigabyte z87x-ud3h is a much better board for 20 bucks less and the faster 2133mhz ram does nothing to increase your performance and at the same time, voids your warranty

it will run the ram however


I got it as a combo deal for more than $40 cheaper on Newegg. It's what allowed me to go with Haswell instead of Ivy.
m
0
l
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 1506 V Motherboard
June 19, 2013 5:29:50 PM

Any luck?
m
0
l
June 19, 2013 5:36:13 PM

Not yet, I still have to wait on what is turning out to be the longest 3 days of my life (the parts arrive friday, purchased yesterday afternoon.)

I'm sure Newegg's service will be fine; I'm just overexcited.

(edit for typo)
m
0
l
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 1506 V Motherboard
June 19, 2013 5:38:01 PM

Apparently both of us are anxious, forgot about that when I popped back and went to the bottom of the page ;)  drop a note when they get in
m
0
l
June 20, 2013 10:29:20 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Apparently both of us are anxious, forgot about that when I popped back and went to the bottom of the page ;)  drop a note when they get in


My parts arrived today, a day early. I'll post back here when I finish building and can play around in the bios.
m
0
l
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 1506 V Motherboard
June 20, 2013 4:01:17 PM

Will be looking forward to it, OOOPS (UPS) just dropped off some goodies for a couple of upgrades so will be in shop and in and out of the forums this evening
m
0
l
June 22, 2013 9:49:22 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Will be looking forward to it, OOOPS (UPS) just dropped off some goodies for a couple of upgrades so will be in shop and in and out of the forums this evening


Okay, sorry for the delay. It's only my second build so it took me almost seven hours to assemble my new rig how I wanted it.

Here are the specs:

Processor: Intel Gen4 i7 4770K
Motherboard: MSI z87-GD65 Gaming
Graphics: ASUS DirectCU II Nvidia GTX 680
Memory: 2x8GB G.Skill DDR3-2133 RAM
SSD: 128GB Samsung 840 Pro 530R/390W
HDD: Western Digital 750GB Passport
Optical: ASUS Black BW-12 Blu-Ray Burner
Power: XFX Pro Series 750W 80PLUS GOLD
Case: Rosewill Blackhawk Mid-Tower


The RAM is currently running at 1333. I haven't OC'd anything yet, mostly because I only just got my network running this morning (I only had laptops running on WiFi before, my desktop needed a wired connection, so I had to run some cables) and I haven't even been able to really test it yet without OC'ing.

However, I'd like to do two things: Figure out how Intel's Turbo works and how (much) I should use it, and two, get my RAM at least to 1866 (closer to what I paid for.)
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 1506 V Motherboard
June 22, 2013 9:58:13 AM

Go into the BIOS and enable XMP, select Profile 1 and give it a whirl, if no joy raise the CPU multiplier to 39-40 and try same
Share
June 22, 2013 12:12:52 PM

I set it to XMP Profile 1, and the CPU multipler is already at 39. My case is still blowing cold air at me (I'm going to have to point the fans away from my chair from now on or freeze to death) and how should I check that my memory is okay to stay like this?
m
0
l
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 1506 V Motherboard
June 22, 2013 12:50:08 PM

I'd just go ahead and use it, you could run Prime or a stress testing software on it (can take some time, a few hours, or just go with it, if you start getting BSODs or problems maybe then check....on my own systems, I just dig in and use them, client systems I'll run Prime for a few hours, in part that's just me, I quit counting builds about 2005 years ago when I hit appr 1,000, and still do +/- 50 a year
m
0
l
June 22, 2013 2:14:18 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I'd just go ahead and use it, you could run Prime or a stress testing software on it (can take some time, a few hours, or just go with it, if you start getting BSODs or problems maybe then check....on my own systems, I just dig in and use them, client systems I'll run Prime for a few hours, in part that's just me, I quit counting builds about 2005 years ago when I hit appr 1,000, and still do +/- 50 a year


It's been running at 2133 for a couple of hours now while I have about 50% of it being used for video editing, and its still cool and running fine. Thanks for the help :) 
m
0
l
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 1506 V Motherboard
June 22, 2013 2:19:28 PM

No problem, but if any pop up, start a memory thread or PM me
m
0
l
!