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Best 16GB ram for MSI Z87-GD65

so im going to upgrade my pc by getting this MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692 along with the i7 4770k ( for OC ) and i was wondering what the best 16GB ram would be for this MOBO.
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  1. Bryan1590 said:
    so im going to upgrade my pc by getting this MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692 along with the i7 4770k ( for OC ) and i was wondering what the best 16GB ram would be for this MOBO.


    Hi,

    You can check this link for compatible upgrades for your motherboard: http://www.memorystock.com/memory/MicrostarIntZ87GD65.html

    Good luck!
  2. Definately a 2x8GB set, the Tridents, mentioned above are a great choice, but what all do you do with your rig, just wondering? if basically email and surfing, will be wasting your money, if gaming and multi-tasking then 2400 would be a good choice....Big thing is don't waste money that can be used elsewhere for something you need
  3. well im going to be gaming for the most part, and i might do some livestreaming and upload videos
  4. Yeah then get the tridents worth your money


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    The Trident's are shown as $169.99 at the Egg, not sure of your budget but there's the Ripjaws X in 1866 for $134.99 (F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL) which is also a good set at a lower price, the Tridents are also available in 1866, $164 and 2133 at $166
  6. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A14ZTRO/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have the same board, and this is the ram I put in it. Worked perfect other than me having to adjust the speed in the Bios from 1333 to 1600 for the ram. Put in slot 2 and 4. Very fast ram. CAS 8
  7. I'm getting the exact cpu & mobo as the OP, but was looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231619 ....the thing about sn1992's mem is it is 2400, which is not listed on neweggs details about the mobo....2200 and 2600 are. should that make a difference?
  8. Carl Mason,
    You'll be fine w/ that set, The RJs are a great set also....think I've used most all of GSkill sticks up through 2400, still a few 2666 through the 3000 sets I haven't used yet - leaning towards the 2800- 32GB set for my Haswell
  9. Hi
    Can you tell me please why only get 2x8gb ram and not 4x4gb ram i'm thinking of getting this board but was going to fill all the slots. is that meant to be better to fill all the slots with ram ? :??:
  10. 2x8GB is less stress on the MC, and will operate ever so slightly faster only running through 2 pipes opposed to 4......With either 2 or 4 you still operate in dual channel
  11. Personally, I went with the 2133mhz Patriot Dual Viper 3 kit - 2x4GB. It works perfectly fine, and is less than $100....They default at 1600mhz, then you enable XMP for 2133mhz....
  12. ok thanks for the help
  13. Blaze2210,

    The Vipers are a good set also, though, (and just me) for 2133 sticks I try and go CL9 think the Vipers are like CL11
  14. Tradesman1 said:
    Blaze2210,

    The Vipers are a good set also, though, (and just me) for 2133 sticks I try and go CL9 think the Vipers are like CL11


    CL9 would be the way to go, but they also carry a higher price tag....and usually higher power requirements also....
  15. Thats the prformance factor playing in the 2133/9 equate to a very tight 1600/7 where the 2133/11 is a to a staid entry level 1600/9....if thinking performance and the 2133/9 isn't in the budget look to 1866/9 which will outperform the 2133/11
  16. Sorry, but am compelled to disagree with you....I actually traded in 1866/9 Corsair ram for these Vipers due to the performance gain....
  17. Are they an 11 set running at 11, can check in CPU-Z the memory tab, should show freq at 1066(7) and the timings it's at, could also be the 2133/11s are in with the CR at 1 opposed to 2...could also be a very strong set of 2133/11 and the 1866/9 was a weaker set or not set correctly.....DRAM is no different than CPUs, there are some that are very strong, others are 'normal' and then there's weak ones and a lot of different factors can play in....without taking each individual factor into effect, can generally only 'speak' of generalities when comparing DRAM
  18. Have you tried any of these on a Haswell, or are you simply relying on benchmarks? I'm running an i5-4670k on the Z87-GD65 Gaming board, and the real-world differences were pretty obvious. Haswell handles memory differently than previous CPUs....
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