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G.skill RipjawsX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 CL9 1.5v
or
Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2400MHz CL11 1.65V


with this mobo : ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Socket AM3+ Motherboard

and is it better to be 1x8 or 2x4 ?!
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  1. 2x4GB allows for using DUAL channel (10-15%) increase from DRAM), and the 1600/9 will be slower than 2400/11, performance wise the the 1600 is more like 2400/12 ( plus you loose the bandwidth, so 2400/11 in 2x4GB is best
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    2x4GB allows for using DUAL channel (10-15%) increase from DRAM), and the 1600/9 will be slower than 2400/11, performance wise the the 1600 is more like 2400/12 ( plus you loose the bandwidth, so 2400/11 in 2x4GB is best


    i'm not too good at english to understand u will but that what i got from what u said
    that the 2x4gb faster then 1x8 by 10 to 15 % ?!
    and 1600/9 slower is that cuz the CL is low or cuz the MHZ is high ?!
    "the 1600 is more like 2400 so there is no big different while gaming ?! or it will provide more fps to the game ?!
  3. yes, 2x4 is faster, the combo of a 9CL and 1600 is slower than 2400 with 11, might pick up a couple FPS from the wider bandwidth and speed of the 2400
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    yes, 2x4 is faster, the combo of a 9CL and 1600 is slower than 2400 with 11, might pick up a couple FPS from the wider bandwidth and speed of the 2400


    so is it oky if i used 2x4 2400 with this mobo or it have a limit or ram MHZ or what !
  5. The mobo supports up to 2133, so if the sticks are the same price, can prob run them at 2133, possibly higher
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    The mobo supports up to 2133, so if the sticks are the same price, can prob run them at 2133, possibly higher

    so it gonna be simple like plug it in and it will read 2400 as 2133 ?!
  7. It is better to use DDR3-1600 with that motherboard. DDR3-2400 will be very difficult to reach since it requires overclocking and a lot of voltage tweaking. For the DDR3-1600 kit, enable DOCP/EOCP in BIOS, then everything will be ready to go.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  8. gskill support said:
    It is better to use DDR3-1600 with that motherboard. DDR3-2400 will be very difficult to reach since it requires overclocking and a lot of voltage tweaking. For the DDR3-1600 kit, enable DOCP/EOCP in BIOS, then everything will be ready to go.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT

    is that's the same for g skill 2400 cl 11 ?!
    and this DOCP/EOCP what is it or how to enable it :(
    and 2x4 1600 will better then 1x8 ?!
  9. Best answer
    Depends on your system, AMD and not all Intel can fully support DDR3-2400, so manual tweaking is necessary. DOCP/EOCP is a feature in BIOS that can be enabled. It may also be known as 'memory profile'.

    Yes, 2 modules is better than one because motherboards are dual channel so dual modules are necessary for optimal performance.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  10. gskill support said:
    Depends on your system, AMD and not all Intel can fully support DDR3-2400, so manual tweaking is necessary. DOCP/EOCP is a feature in BIOS that can be enabled. It may also be known as 'memory profile'.

    Yes, 2 modules is better than one because motherboards are dual channel so dual modules are necessary for optimal performance.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT

    so before i get 2400 i have to check if the mobo and cpu support it first ?!
    and the mobo that have 4 sockets for ram do i have to fill all of it with ram 4x rams
    or 2 will be ok ?! and some mobo with 4x sockets have like 1/3 with same color and 2/4 with anther color does that mean in dual channel ram 2x4 have to put each one in same color like in 1/3 not in 1/2
  11. Yes, most important is CPU. Some CPUs can not support it, some CPUs need manual tweaking, high end Intel i7 CPUs can support it with XMP enabled only. So the easiest is with Intel i7 CPU, for any other such as AMD, expect to do some trial and error testing to stabilize the system.

    A motherboard with 4 slots, you can install 2 memory modules and it will be fine.

    Correct, same color slots are for dual channel. So if 1/3 and 2/4 are same color, 2/4 are the initial slots for dual channel. If you put RAM in 1/2, it will be single channel, and performance will not be as good.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  12. gskill support said:
    Yes, most important is CPU. Some CPUs can not support it, some CPUs need manual tweaking, high end Intel i7 CPUs can support it with XMP enabled only. So the easiest is with Intel i7 CPU, for any other such as AMD, expect to do some trial and error testing to stabilize the system.

    A motherboard with 4 slots, you can install 2 memory modules and it will be fine.

    Correct, same color slots are for dual channel. So if 1/3 and 2/4 are same color, 2/4 are the initial slots for dual channel. If you put RAM in 1/2, it will be single channel, and performance will not be as good.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT

    ok thanks i will go with g skill 1600 cl9 dual ch
    so i will put it and will work or do i have to do anything with the mobo bios or change something ?!
  13. Enable XMP/DOCP/EOCP memory performance profile then everything will be ready to go. Also depends on your CPU, so let us know what happens and we can help from there.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  14. gskill support said:
    Enable XMP/DOCP/EOCP memory performance profile then everything will be ready to go. Also depends on your CPU, so let us know what happens and we can help from there.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT

    i'm still donno with intel cpu i will go with but when i get all parts i will ask u what to do cuz i donno what is those thing or how to enable :(
  15. No problem! Sounds good! That's why I am here to help! ^_^

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
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