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Is Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz 8GB compatible with my current PC?

Specs:
GA-880GM-USB3L
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz
GeForce GTX 650 Ti

I have no idea if it is compatible or not, as far as I have heard some people have problems reaching the memory clock/bandwidth of 2400MHz, I don't want to have such bottleneck since this is my first time ever buying a proper RAM

The one I currently have installed is an non-branded one, so yeah.. please tell me if it is compatible and will work at its fullest.
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  1. Get regular HyperX 1600 or 1866, anything higher than this you won't notice!
  2. no it supports only DDR3-1066/1333 if you install it to you're motherboard it will downclock itself to 1333MHz.

    look here.http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga880gmusb3l
  3. Does that have any negative effect on the performance of the ram? will that reduce the performance while gaming or multitasking? is MHz that important in RAMs?

    I can't afford upgrading my motherboard so tell me.
  4. yes it will reduce ram speed to meet the motherboards requirements and it will effect alot from 2444MHz to 1333Mhz alots of difference will happen but 1333Mhz is a pretty decent speed and it will be ok for games and should be fine for now. once you'll be having it for a while get yourself a nice new motherboard.
  5. ModernWarfare said:
    yes it will reduce ram speed to meet the motherboards requirements and it will effect alot from 2444MHz to 1333Mhz alots of difference will happen but 1333Mhz is a pretty decent speed and it will be ok for games and should be fine for now. once you'll be having it for a while get yourself a nice new motherboard.


    What I meant was; if I picked a memory with lower MHz will it affect the performance of multitasking or gaming in a negative way? currently I have my eyes on this pair:
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit
    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL10 1.5V

    Its speed meets my MOBO's limit at 1333Mhz, is that too low? will it seriously affect the performance? at the moment I am on 4 GB and I am suffering from games dipping to 1 fps at sometimes because there's not enough memory, eventually leading to use pagefile which slows my PC and stresses my CPU as well as HDD..

    UPDATE: I might just buy the HyperX kingston to avoid any hassle of upgrading later, would that suffice or do I just stick with the cheaper Corsair Vengeance? let me hear your suggestions.
    P.S.: I wont be upgrading my mobo anytime soon.. so I feel should just buy the corsair pair, the price difference is huge, Corsair costs $64 while Kingston is at $91 and the 2400MHz is at $107

    Which one, which one?
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    i would go for the corsair it will be good some pc's run very normal at 1333Mhz. from 1600Mhz to 1333 is pretty much good.
  7. ModernWarfare said:
    i would go for the corsair it will be good some pc's run very normal at 1333Mhz. from 1600Mhz to 1333 is pretty much good.


    I found out my motherboard is able to run at 1600MHz by manually adjusting the memory with the correct tested latency and since it also supports Dual Channel then I'll go for the cheap yet probably efficient choice, Corsair.

    Thanks for your contribution.
  8. good luck ;)
  9. Bummer... Corsair is out of stock in all stores in my country, my only option now is Kingston 2400MHz at $107, I can't find anything cheaper or lower than 2400MHz that has dual channel.. :/

    I am now confused, do I buy Kingston with 2400MHz and wait to upgrade my motherboard? or try to find any unbranded/cheaper ram?
  10. buy the Kingston w2400MHz and wait to upgrade you're motherboard.
  11. neoroify said:
    Bummer... Corsair is out of stock in all stores in my country, my only option now is Kingston 2400MHz at $107, I can't find anything cheaper or lower than 2400MHz that has dual channel.. :/

    I am now confused, do I buy Kingston with 2400MHz and wait to upgrade my motherboard? or try to find any unbranded/cheaper ram?


    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl
  12. For those whom are concerned, I bought Kingston HyperX Performance 8GB (2x4) 1600 CL9 240 DDR3

    I noticed 25% performance increase in all my games, especially Battlefield 3 & 4.. before I couldn't play at all due to stuttering and what not (Even on the lowest settings) now I can maintain a solid 75 FPS having all settings on Medium except Mesh on Ultra with MSAA disabled, ofc.
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