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Can an FX6350 handle 2133 MHz DDR3 RAM?

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July 26, 2013 4:04:15 AM

Is a 2133 MHz DDR3 RAM (Corsair Vengeance) OK for an FX8350? I was thinking of building a future proof PC. (For about 3 years at least). So, Is a 2133 MHz RAM Future proof?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.25 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($263.78 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC e2051Sn 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($5.49 @ Mac Mall)
Speakers: Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2321.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 07:03 EDT-0400)

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July 26, 2013 4:43:58 AM

You can't future proof much; plus AMD builds are inexpensive. You can just junk it and buy new. And hopefully by 2016 you'll be dropping DDR4 in the new build (making all DDR3 obsolete and uselss).

The FX8350(& 6350) call for DDR3 1866. If you want awesome ram, get something with tight timings. 8-9-9-24 would be great, but is expensive. As you move up MHz, ram timings get slower. Typically there is no speed gain, actually a performance loss. There are charts you can look up, or formulas for the calculations.
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July 26, 2013 4:58:48 AM


Yes.

(If it is on the Asus QVL list of qualified RAMs -- there are no Corsair 8GB sticks ... but there are some GSkill 8GB sticks that are qualified)





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July 26, 2013 5:55:46 AM

nmakes said:
Is a 2133 MHz DDR3 RAM (Corsair Vengeance) OK for an FX8350? I was thinking of building a future proof PC. (For about 3 years at least). So, Is a 2133 MHz RAM Future proof?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.25 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($263.78 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC e2051Sn 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($9.98 @ Outlet PC)
Mouse: Logitech B100 Wired Optical Mouse ($5.49 @ Mac Mall)
Speakers: Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2321.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 07:03 EDT-0400)


You can OC up to 2400MHz, here is review. http://www.hardwarepal.com/motherboards/asus-crosshair-...
But if you the 20' monitor you are better back off the CF HD 7970. So you are either to change the monitor keep the GPU or change the GPU and keep the monitor.
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July 26, 2013 8:33:51 AM

You can try it, very few 8350's can run more than 4GB of 2133, 8GB is generally about the max, with a decent OC
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July 26, 2013 8:48:32 AM

Tradesman1 said:
You can try it, very few 8350's can run more than 4GB of 2133, 8GB is generally about the max, with a decent OC


For example, you are having i5 3570K and 2400MHz memory. Does that handle it? In another thread, someone said that intel processors work best with 1600MHz memory. I checked their site. Even the i7 4770K has been rated as 1033/1333/1600 MHz memory.

So, will your system run better than the same config with a 1600MHz memory, or will the 1600MHz run better?
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July 26, 2013 3:14:31 PM

1600 is nothing more thatn the suggested freq for the CPU at stock settings, most of the higher Intel CPUs can run up to 1866 at stock, and the K model CPUs with an OC can go to the sky's the limit....some examples the 2nd gen 2500K can run 32GB of 2133, the 3rd gen 3570K can often run 32GB or 2400, the 3770K 32GB of 2666/2800, the latest Haswell at the top the 4770K generally can do 32GB or 2800/3000 DRAM.......What works best depends on what you do and how you set the DRAM up....most of my builds are go business users and gamers and they tend to want the most power they can get (one of the reasons I don't build on AMD, powerwise they can't compete, though the new megamonsters might, but at over twice the price of a 4770K.....will have to see ;) 
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July 26, 2013 4:01:03 PM


Tradesman1 said:
You can try it, very few 8350's can run more than 4GB of 2133, 8GB is generally about the max, with a decent OC


That's crap.



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July 26, 2013 5:42:54 PM

Wisecracker:

Of those I've worked with there have been very few that run 2133 at 8GB or more, most haven't been able to, the CPU itself, was basically OCed prior to release to be able to run 2 sticks of 1866 (testing was done with 4GB sticks), which is what they finally admitted to...after 2 sticks it's rated on down to 1333 for 4 sticks which according to the AMD BIOS and Kernel Programming Guide is it's TRUE native DRAM freq.....see their freq guide here:

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ddr3memoryfr...

While on the subject though, I am always on the lookout for folks running 8GB or more of 2133, and in particular for those saying they are running 32GB of 1866....HAve asked a couple dozen saying they are to post up screenshots of CPU-Z showing their settings and timings CPU page, memory page, along with their DRAM, CPU and MC voltages, for info that would help me help others achive these goals, sadly, despite all the claims, no one has posted up info of the sort to show they are indeed running what they claim
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July 27, 2013 7:30:56 AM


You made the allegation, not me, chum; and now you are dancing around from 8GB to 32GB.

Asus has qualified 4 sticks of 2133MHz 8GB GSkill RAMs for the Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+.

I answered the OP's post. You should try it some time.



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July 27, 2013 9:02:26 AM

Where? on the mobo specs? That simply says 32GB and a variety of freqs (that the chipset can support) it doesn't specify any particular freq will run a full 32GB. Or is it on the QVL - the question is will it work at 2133, chum...if you knew mobos or about testing - you'd know they test at the mobos default of 1333 or 1600 - NOT at the DRAMs specified spec freq....also take note they never specify what CPU is used for testing..see the info thread here

http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=10566

And there no was dancing around, just explaining how thing really are, which I have to do all to often when uninformed people like yourself make naive statements when you don't know how things are done in the world. It's advice like yours that causes people problems and money, ....they buy based on your decisions thinking they can just run the sticks because the mobo is magical and they either get stuck paying too much for DRAM they can't run to spec, or pay return shipping and maybe a restock fee, or possibly pay and go through an RMA process or whatever...but that doesn't bother you any does it, no money out of your pocket, you got to spout off and play 'expert' so you are happy with yourself
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