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Did I make a bad memory choice?

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September 8, 2009 3:16:32 PM



I just ordered the following from Newegg:

GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX

AMD Phenom II X4 955BE

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)


Here are the specs on the memory

Model
Brand G.SKILL
Series Ripjaws Series
Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Type 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cas Latency 9
Timing 9-9-9-24
Voltage 1.5V
ECC No
Buffered/Registered Unbuffered
Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit
Heat Spreader Yes
Features Compatible with Dual Channel Intel Core i5 CPU for P55 chipset motherboard, Dual Channel Core i7 CPU for P55 chipset motherboard, and AMD AM3 Platform.
Manufacturer Warranty


I was doing more research today and it appears that G.SKILL designed this memory especially for i5 and i7 customers and there has been message board talk about how it will work with AMD but no one has really tried it.

To be honest, I bought it because it looked best for the price.

Have I made a mistake?

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a c 163 } Memory
September 8, 2009 3:29:04 PM

Not really, the specificationes says that works with I5, I7 and AM3 platform. IMO is a great election for the price and the volts.
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September 8, 2009 4:30:14 PM


My mobo only supports DDR3 1666(O.C.)/1333/1066 so will this memory at 1600 just underclock itself to 1333? I would have to bump it to 1666 to get the most out of it correct?
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a c 163 } Memory
September 8, 2009 4:36:40 PM

For default, the mobo set the memory to 1333 or 1066...the 1666 is fi you want to overclock the RAM. You don't need underclock the memory.
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September 8, 2009 6:11:50 PM

Any worries about the timing? It is really high right?
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a c 163 } Memory
September 8, 2009 6:38:30 PM

Is high if you compare with DDR2, but with DDR3 is in the average, some have CL 7, others CL 9, like yours...
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