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June 21, 2014 1:24:07 PM

It's upgrade time again for me. I have been using old, mixed RAM sticks from various computers. I would like to upgrade. I am currently using the Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 with an AMD FX8350 CPU (running at stock speed). I am looking to get better/ faster RAM for this. It's my gaming computer so I shouldn't need more than 8GB.

What I'm asking- whats the best 8GB set of ram for this mobo/ cpu in a reasonable price range? (I know it offers dual-channel, but I don't even know what this means (not familiar with RAM functions))

IMPORTANT NOTE: I use the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with 2 fans- the Ram needs to be on the shorter side or I shouldn't use the slot closest to my cpu heatsink,otherwise it will probably hit.
Thanks in advance

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June 21, 2014 1:39:48 PM

Dual channel basically means it can support more than 1 Dim,
This is the cheapest Dual channel 1600Mhz 9 latency Ram
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/avexir-memory-avd3u1600090...

also comes with life time warranty
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June 21, 2014 1:45:57 PM

M0j0jojo said:
Dual channel basically means it can support more than 1 Dim,
This is the cheapest Dual channel 1600Mhz 9 latency Ram
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/avexir-memory-avd3u1600090...

also comes with life time warranty


OK thanks
this may sound silly, but does it matter which slots I use for dual channeling?
and you'd say 1600 frequency is enough?
I'm just not familiar with how relevant all of that is
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June 21, 2014 1:53:01 PM

puddingman1192 said:
M0j0jojo said:
Dual channel basically means it can support more than 1 Dim,
This is the cheapest Dual channel 1600Mhz 9 latency Ram
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/avexir-memory-avd3u1600090...

also comes with life time warranty


OK thanks
this may sound silly, but does it matter which slots I use for dual channeling?
and you'd say 1600 frequency is enough?
I'm just not familiar with how relevant all of that is


Yes 1600Mhz is enough for gaming, Here Watch this Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWr5Mb9cp38
He goes over on how to install Ram pretty well. its a short 3Min video
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June 21, 2014 2:12:51 PM

M0j0jojo said:
puddingman1192 said:
M0j0jojo said:
Dual channel basically means it can support more than 1 Dim,
This is the cheapest Dual channel 1600Mhz 9 latency Ram
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/avexir-memory-avd3u1600090...

also comes with life time warranty


OK thanks
this may sound silly, but does it matter which slots I use for dual channeling?
and you'd say 1600 frequency is enough?
I'm just not familiar with how relevant all of that is


Yes 1600Mhz is enough for gaming, Here Watch this Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWr5Mb9cp38
He goes over on how to install Ram pretty well. its a short 3Min video


Thanks a lot!
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June 21, 2014 2:14:00 PM

No problem, im happy to help :) 
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