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Need HELP with RAM for AMD FX-8350 Vishera

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July 7, 2013 3:59:20 PM

So I saw on the review on Newegg that it doesn't support Quad Channel ram over 1600. But it supports Dual Channel at 1866.

If I was to get 2 X 8gig sticks that ran dual channel at 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would I be able to upgrade later and add an additional 2 sticks of this same ram?
So I would end up with 4 X 8gigs Dual channel

Assuming I had a motherboard that supported the 32 gigs of ram?

And suggestions or comments?
I've built computers before but I didn't realize some CPU's had limits on the ram speed.

Thank you!

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July 7, 2013 4:19:14 PM

Yes the 8350 is basically limited at 1866 to 1 stick per channel or 2 sticks total, with 4 sticks most 8350 will be able to 32GB of 1333 a few 1600, off hand don't remember any running 32GB of 1866 though I've helped a number of folks try, after AMD and all their claims of running native at 1866 (the 8350) is actually a native 1333 CPU, they finally relented and now have a guide on their web site, can see it here:

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ddr3memoryfr...
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July 7, 2013 4:19:46 PM

That is exactly what I am running now. 32GB @ 4X8 1866. The 1866 speed has to be chosen in bois as motherboards automatically downclock all RAM slower. Some CPU & motherboards have specific RAM supported limits.
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July 7, 2013 4:19:57 PM

Yea if the motherboard supported 32 gigs of Ram and ram clocked @1866 and if your motherboard has 4 module slots
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July 7, 2013 4:24:57 PM

Thank you all for the fast replies!

So based off the AMD table If i was to use 4 sticks, 2 being Dual Channel, it would be running at 1333 but like Ur6beersaway, how can I know if I can run it faster. they do say I could EXCEED their table...
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July 7, 2013 4:25:46 PM

ur6beersaway,

congrats then you may be the first I've seen, can you post up shots of CPU-Z ? The main page and the memory page, would love to see the timings and voltages.....I heard of a lot claiming to, but haven't seen any yet, would be interested in seeing the voltages and timings
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July 7, 2013 4:32:28 PM

Hmm, well for the time being this is just a desktop setup. If I decide to buy parts for a dedicated server I'll check back here. But as long as I only use 2 ram modules I can push the ram to 1866 correct?

Regardless if their single sticks or dual channel? right?
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July 7, 2013 4:47:04 PM

MOst all 8350s I've worked with can carry 2 sticks at 1866, a few no....If you go the 1866 and have a 'weaker' 8350, then should be able to drop them to 1600 and tighten the timings a step and have near same performance as the sticks at 1866, will simply lose a tad of bandwidth
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July 11, 2013 9:50:21 PM

Bump* So Update the computers together the liquid cooling running well... Cold. But the 2 8 gig sticks are running at 1333 not 1800 :/  Suggestions?

I tried updating the frequency of the ram to the advertised 1800 freq "currently defaulted down to 1333" and it wouldnt boot. So I had to reset the bios.

I did use Easytune6 so maybe that was the problem.


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July 11, 2013 9:59:48 PM

Check in BIOS and see if it has XMP, DOCP or EOCP (all are overclock profile settings for DRAM)

ur6beersaway

Would really like to set your settings for 32GB at 1866 in CPU-Z, might be able to help a lot of others get there........if you are there
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July 12, 2013 4:10:29 AM

Tradesman1 said:
ur6beersaway,

congrats then you may be the first I've seen, can you post up shots of CPU-Z ? The main page and the memory page, would love to see the timings and voltages.....I heard of a lot claiming to, but haven't seen any yet, would be interested in seeing the voltages and timings


Tradesman1 said:
Check in BIOS and see if it has XMP, DOCP or EOCP (all are overclock profile settings for DRAM)

ur6beersaway

Would really like to set your settings for 32GB at 1866 in CPU-Z, might be able to help a lot of others get there........if you are there


Tman a couple of things, 1st it was on a asus F2 a85-v-pro with a A-10 5800k, second the 1866 was a DOCP profile, as the board put it at 1333. 4X8 G-skill ares F3-1866C10D-16GAB two kits. I am on my haswell build now with 2400's. My perfectly good FM-2 is gathering dust....for now. Thanks sorry if I mis- represented anything, that is never the intention.
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July 12, 2013 7:42:19 AM

Darn, was hoping I had found one, I'll keep looking :)  When I went back and forth with AMD about 1866 being native, they couldn't show me a rig running them and they finally changed the advertising to the 1 stick per channel, which is still deceiving since many of the lower tier FXs can't run even that....Every time I get my hands on one I try some different things, but that's not often
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July 12, 2013 2:23:20 PM

Hmm mk

So "they finally changed the advertising to the 1 stick per channel"

So Dual Channel is now unsupported? hmm

O well, thank you guys ALL of YOU

And I'll give that a shot Tradesman1!
I'll see if it has see if it has XMP, DOCP or EOCP.

As for the CPU I did get the CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i so the CPU running really cool.

Any suggestions for a program to OC with?
Or should I just stick with the BIOS?
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July 12, 2013 2:40:00 PM

Don't think anyone said anything about dual channel not being supported....it is, 1 stick of 1866 in each channel is dual channel, operates as 128bit device....always set up OC etc in BIOS the programs are rather generic and not tailored to a specific mobo or it's BIOS
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