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Memory question for Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
Nov 14, 2009, 2:07 AM
I am trying to put together a PC/HTPC/low gaming. I have selected the:
AMD Phenom II X4 945 (95W)
Radeon HD 4890
Gigabyte GA-MA77OT-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX motherboard
For the life of me I have no idea what memory to us. Please advice.
Thank you in advance.
P.S. Also, please comment on the configuration, or advice if you think I can do better.
Nov 14, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
memory question gigabyte ma790xt ud4p
Nov 14, 2009, 2:23 AM
Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 - $114.99
Corsair XMS3 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1333 - $64.99
Configuration looks good to me.
Nov 14, 2009, 3:41 AM
Thank you Viper for the advice. I just have one question, is their a reason why you picked the 9-9-9-24 timing?
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Nov 14, 2009, 3:50 AM
Getting better timings increases the price greatly and is largely irrelevant unless you do a lot of overclocking.
The different between Cas 7 and Cas 9 in daily use is impossible to perceive.
People make far too big of a deal out of timings but it's only really important to overclockers.
Nov 14, 2009, 4:50 AM
Thank you again Viper for your help. I got one more qestion, what do you think about
The price is a bit lower
thank you again Viper,
Nov 14, 2009, 6:20 PM
Gigabyte typically offers better quality, compatibility and reliability which is why I recommend them. You pay a little extra for a little extra piece of mind.
However, the G.Skill likely will not disappoint you either.
Nov 14, 2009, 7:02 PM
Thank you Viper. G.Skill it is.
G.Skill makes two RAMs that will work on the board, which one do you think I should pick:
They both have good reviews. However I can’t tell what would be the benefit of one over the other.
Thank you again,
Nov 14, 2009, 9:22 PM
You need the 1333 Mhz speed.
Nov 14, 2009, 9:59 PM
thank you viper
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