hello, i'm searching for 8GB RAM of good quality since i'd like to overclock quite a lot, but that still has a moderate price, which seems to be quite hard at the moment.
my system is:
AMD FX 6300 (with scythe mugen 4 double fan)
Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0
Be Quiet pure power L8 600W
AMD Radeon R9 270X
So i dont really know what i would need. The system supports 1866, so should i go for that or would 1600 provide full performance?
The problem with 1866 is that there is not such a good choice between 70 and 80€, i only took a look at GeIL Black Dragon and G.Skill Ares. But i guess i'd rather like to go for hyper X or Corsair, as i think thats better for OC? I'd also try to tweak the RAM timings.
I also took a look at this IC list for ram, but i dont know what chip manufacturer is better: http://ramlist.i4memory.com/ddr3/
looks to me like powerchip is more something to avoid
Both G.Skill and Mushkin are very good RAM kits, as well as Corsair. The higher speed RAM you buy, the less you will need to overclock it. I don't overclock mine at all and keep it running at 2400 MHz.
Well i don't want to overclock the RAM frequency, but would like to try to get the fsb as high as possible. I heard higher ram frequencies than the IMC of the CPU supports are stressing it pretty much, so I dont know if that would be bad for overclocking results or durability. And as far as I know it's bad to run RAM above its specified frequency. I only want to make sure that the ram isn't slowing down anything and that it has good quality IC's.
Hope someone can clear me up or give me a product suggestion :S
With your CPU, you might get to 2133, but 1866 is more realistic, with AMD rigs and wanting to try OCing, I'd look at the GSkill Snipers or Ripjaws X - both are very good with AMD and always seem to have a full step up in OC-ability if the CPU can handle it, don't see this as often with Corsair and especially not with Kingston
thanks for the answer Tradesman1, i will go for that then.
well i would like to clear this up: if i would overclock the fsb all the way up to 250Mhz so i get about 4,4 Ghz on CPU, and keep the RAM speed under the specified 1866 Mhz will the bandwidth still be enough/could the RAM slow down the system? i don't really know how the RAM speeds affect the system performance.