How i know how much the cpu can handle mhz ram
Hi i would to know if this cpu http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=76933&vpn=FD8320FRHKBOX&manufacture=AMD&promoid=1195 can take 8 gb ram 2x4gb 1600mhz thanks
that CPU will handle up to 1866 Mhz Ram native but can handle higher if you overclock the ram. And the amount of Ram (GB) will depend on the OS you get. 32 Bit Operating System will handle 3.5 GB maximum for ram and the 64 Bit OS will handle 128 GB of ram maybe even more as I have little experience with the new Windows 8.
what you mean be native is this ram will work? http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=70136&vpn=KHX1600C9D3B1K2%2F8GX&manufacture=Kingston&promoid=1195
and this is the motherboard http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76522&vpn=M5A97%20R2%2E0&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1195
The real dependency is with the motherboard, not the cpu.
You want documented ram compatibility. If you should ever have a problem, you want supported ram.
Otherwise, you risk a finger pointing battle between the ram and motherboard support sites, claiming "not my problem".
One place to check is your motherboards web site.
Look for the ram QVL list. It lists all of the ram kits that have been tested with that particular motherboard.
Sometimes the QVL list is not updated after the motherboard is released.
For more current info, go to a ram vendor's web site and access their ram selection configurator.
Enter your motherboard, and you will get a list of compatible ram kits.
While today's motherboards are more tolerant of different ram, it makes sense to buy ram that is known to work and is supported.
That ram will work fine for you. that mother board can handle up to 4x8GB totaling 32 GB of Ram. Of course you will need the 64 Bit OS along with it.
EDIT: forgot to answer your question about Native. What I meant by Native is that without Overclocking the Ram or CPU, that CPU you have selected will handle 1866 MHz max at stock from the factory settings.
If you overclock the ram and CPU you could potentially reach 2100 Mhz for Ram speed. Most times this is not necessary and best left to those that know what they are doing.
What the rig can run primarily will depend on the CPU, the 8320's are supposed to be able to run up to 1866 at 1 stick per channel or 2 total (not all 8320s can run 1866), so you should be fine with 1600 in the config you show - what a mobo shows it 'can run' is rather inmaterial - the QVLs and the 'testing' they do is at the default freq of the mobo - generally 1066 or 1333 for AMD, so yes - 2000 sticks will run - if you don't mind running at 1333, see this info post: