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January 13, 2014 6:09:35 PM

ok so i built a gameing RIG with a AMD 6 core processor 3.5ghz and an MSI 970a-g46 motherboard. but i orignally bought the patriot viper xtream ram. that i later figured out was for INTEL I5 and i7 ONLY. so i sold that. and just bought some TEMP ram. as i am going to be buying GAMEING ram. I was just wondering what MEMORY RAM should i use.. i want it to be fast.. and compatiable with my board. hearing that there is memory for INTEL and AMD. really shocked me. as this is my first time building my own gameing rig.

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January 13, 2014 6:13:07 PM
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Look at the GSkill Snipers in 1600/9 - or Ripjaws X in same
January 13, 2014 6:14:28 PM

Oddly enough, You could have used the intel ram on your amd setup... the only time i wouldn't advise doing that is if you were planning to overclock your CPU to drastic measures.
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January 13, 2014 6:20:38 PM

BluePhantom said:
Oddly enough, You could have used the intel ram on your amd setup... the only time i wouldn't advise doing that is if you were planning to overclock your CPU to drastic measures.


i had a computer tech from my town here. mind you its a small town of like 10000 people. but he said my INTEL ram witch was 2000mhz was not compatiable and i should sell them. so i did and my CPU goes from 3.3-4.2 OC and right now i have it at 3.54
January 13, 2014 6:22:05 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Look at the GSkill Snipers in 1600/9 - or Ripjaws X in same


what one is better? and how many do you think will be fine? 8GB?
January 13, 2014 6:28:32 PM

Jeremy Bordenuik said:
BluePhantom said:
Oddly enough, You could have used the intel ram on your amd setup... the only time i wouldn't advise doing that is if you were planning to overclock your CPU to drastic measures.


i had a computer tech from my town here. mind you its a small town of like 10000 people. but he said my INTEL ram witch was 2000mhz was not compatiable and i should sell them. so i did and my CPU goes from 3.3-4.2 OC and right now i have it at 3.54


Heres the thing tho, although yes 2000 probably isn't classified as compatible... Your pc will turn it down to a usable/functional frequency. Similarity if one were to insert two different ram sticks into their pc both with different frequences... your computer will automatically make the higher frequency one run at the same frequency as the lower. Your computer has a lot of control over the details of your ram. Keep that in mind
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January 13, 2014 6:31:52 PM

8 GB will be fine for gaming, would prefer the Snipers myself (and your computer was both right and wrong, chances are your CPU wouldn't have been able to carry 2000 sticks, but at the same time would have been easy to down clock the DRAM to 1600 ormaybe 1866, and either way tighten down the timings and they should have run fine)
January 13, 2014 6:32:00 PM

BluePhantom said:
Jeremy Bordenuik said:
BluePhantom said:
Oddly enough, You could have used the intel ram on your amd setup... the only time i wouldn't advise doing that is if you were planning to overclock your CPU to drastic measures.


i had a computer tech from my town here. mind you its a small town of like 10000 people. but he said my INTEL ram witch was 2000mhz was not compatiable and i should sell them. so i did and my CPU goes from 3.3-4.2 OC and right now i have it at 3.54


Heres the thing tho, although yes 2000 probably isn't classified as compatible... Your pc will turn it down to a usable/functional frequency. Similarity if one were to insert two different ram sticks into their pc both with different frequences... your computer will automatically make the higher frequency one run at the same frequency as the lower. Your computer has a lot of control over the details of your ram. Keep that in mind


yes i am fully aware of that buy for some reason i couldent get anything more then 1066 out of the ram. no matter what i changed the timeings to. or the DRAM freaqency. and not only that. if i set it to the 1866 that my board is compatiable with. it would shut down and BSOD every so often. so i said heck with this... i has 2 patriot viper xtream 2X4GB 2000mhz 16000 and it was running at 1066. it was faster to run just 1 stick of the ram then to run both of them. that is how bad it was.

AND SO THIS

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

THIS IS MY PROCESSOR.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

http://gyazo.com/033e369b41c32963e22441394c0600a5



should be good on my computer. and on my board correct? and i will post my processor. so you can give me the A O K. so i can have this ram orderd
January 13, 2014 6:38:48 PM

Tradesman1 said:
8 GB will be fine for gaming, would prefer the Snipers myself (and your computer was both right and wrong, chances are your CPU wouldn't have been able to carry 2000 sticks, but at the same time would have been easy to down clock the DRAM to 1600 ormaybe 1866, and either way tighten down the timings and they should have run fine)


Agree completely!
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January 13, 2014 6:46:35 PM

The 1866 sticks will be a good choice, if your CPU can't carry 1866 the Snipers are easy to drop and tighten timings at 1600
January 13, 2014 6:52:53 PM

ALRIGHT :)  well thank you both for helping me out :)  so far i have asked 2 questions and i am super happy with how fast and the answers that are given :)  will be recomending this site :)  to more people thank yous ALOT :) 
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January 13, 2014 6:59:47 PM

We all try to help as best we can, let us know what you choose and how you like 'em, meantime may want to close the thread.
January 13, 2014 7:10:47 PM

Tradesman1 said:
We all try to help as best we can, let us know what you choose and how you like 'em, meantime may want to close the thread.


im not 2 shur how to close the thread :(  im new :o 
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January 13, 2014 7:32:15 PM

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