I have a Kingston Hyperx fury black 4GB ddr3 1866mhz RAM, will it work with Intel G3258 and z97 pc mate Without overclocking ?

Hi guys,

I am putting together a new system, have decided to get the z97 pc mate Mobo and the Intel Pentium G3258 processor I do not want to overclock.

I already have a Kingston hyperx fury 4GB 1866mhz speed RAM module black series. Code number for that is HX318C10FB/4. I am slightly confused as to whether it will be supported by Intel G3258 without overclocking.

Since the mobo (msi z97 pc mate) supports 1866 only at over clocking, do I need to overclock just to make the G3258 run at 1866mhz speed, or will the 1866 speed hyperx fury RAM that I have will downgrade itself automatically " in case of no overclocking " to 1333 speed of the processor and the mobo ?

Basically, will it work without overclocking ? Without a problem ?

Alternatively, should I just get a new ram stick of 4 GB 1600 speed c9 latency and buy the i3 4150 and the msi b85-G43 motherboard ? The price here will be around the same for both the combinations.

I don't wanna overclock as of now. May be never.

I'm in a dilemma. I would appreciate your effort and time in this problem. Thank you in advance good fellows,

S. :)
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  1. Give it a try, it operates on PnP so it will set itself up to whatever the maximum the CPU can take
  2. Interesting! Well, the memory specifications of the MB say: "DDR3 1066/1333/1600/" and anything above that you will need to over clock the system. But without overclocking the system - I have a feeling it will drop down to the 1600, although I'm not sure. The motherboard/memory controller/BIOS all dictate what that system will run at. I had some PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 (24GB) but jumped up to G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory and gave the old ones my friend who needed more. Here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312248-30-memory-speed-overclock#4383500
  3. Sorry but the person who got the Best Solution in that thread has no idea of what he's talking about, the other posters were correct in saying the CPU, specifically the MC (memory controller) is the primary factor. What a mobo can run is determined by the mobos chipset i.e. most the Z97 can handle 3000+ DRAM, but what you can run on that mobo at the specidified data rate is dependent on the CPU (MC). And that can even be broken down to the individual; CPU some 4690Ks can run a full load of 2800 sticks and others can't or don't take an entry level i3 or i5 and expect to run 2400 at 2400
  4. So in this case, the system would drop to 1600? Even though they're rated higher, especially if the user doesn't set the BIOS - then it should be at 1600 since that's the highest unclocked speed?
  5. If the G3258 has a strong MC, (and maybe if OCed, they might set themselves up to 1866, from set's I've used and the few G3258's I've had in, I'm guessing 1600
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