Best memory for MSI 790FX-GD70

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz

MSI 790FX-GD70 Socket AM3
Chipset: AMD 790FX/SB750

Memory?

HD 5850


guys help me please what is the best memory for this build?
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  1. Get DDR3 1333 RAM with low voltage (1.5V-1.65V) and low latency (CL=7)

    See this thread for reasons
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/264089-30-choosing-memory-clock-rates-latency

    Even though you have an AMD rather than i7 and CAN use higher voltage, I would stick to lower because they tend to be newer design and higher quality. Don't worry if modules say i5/i7 compatible, there's nothing to this. You don't need XMP for your system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
    This is a good choice
  2. Mongox said:
    Get DDR3 1333 RAM with low voltage (1.5V-1.65V) and low latency (CL=7)

    See this thread for reasons
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/264089-30-choosing-memory-clock-rates-latency

    Even though you have an AMD rather than i7 and CAN use higher voltage, I would stick to lower because they tend to be newer design and higher quality. Don't worry if modules say i5/i7 compatible, there's nothing to this. You don't need XMP for your system.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
    This is a good choice


    thanks for the fast reply

    and do you think 4GB is enough? how about 6GB or 8GB?
  3. You want either 4GB or 8GB because the cost of 2 - 1GB modules makes buying 2 - 2GBs a better deal. And you need matched pairs of RAM to use dual-channel - that's highly desirable.

    How much you need depends upon your usage. Less than 5% of computers today have even 4GBs of RAM.
  4. Mongox said:
    You want either 4GB or 8GB because the cost of 2 - 1GB modules makes buying 2 - 2GBs a better deal. And you need matched pairs of RAM to use dual-channel - that's highly desirable.

    How much you need depends upon your usage. Less than 5% of computers today have even 4GBs of RAM.



    Thank you very much I think 4GB is enough :)
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