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RAM Question: Can I use Intel Specified RAM in AMD Build?

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November 30, 2009 10:29:54 AM

I am doing my first build in a long time. My MoBo will be an MSI 790FX-GD70 with an Phenomx4 965 BE. I am looking at this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and I want to know, first if it can be used in an AMD system like the reviewer says and second, if so, how hard will it be to tune with my MoBo? I am not afraid to tweak my BIOS settings, just not sure how to tune the RAM.

Thanks!

-Joe
November 30, 2009 11:08:24 AM

That ram is fine. And I have heard good things about G.Skill. That MOBO comes with an overclock Dial and that makes it pretty simple I would think
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November 30, 2009 11:51:15 AM

But what about setting the timings and all that kind of stuff? I never played around with BIOS for RAM changes. Also at that price should I go for 4 or 4GB?

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November 30, 2009 1:20:05 PM

Get 2 and fill the board. 8gb total. Read this and others like it.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?...
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November 30, 2009 1:39:16 PM

pathasse said:
Get 2 and fill the board. 8gb total. Read this and others like it.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?...


OK that looks like a good starting point to figure this out. Thanks! I'll be ordering 2 sets, 8GB all together. Hopefully I can figure it out! any other links or thoughts would be appreciated.

-Joe
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November 30, 2009 1:43:35 PM

Google is your friend
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Good Luck
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November 30, 2009 2:53:06 PM

pathasse said:
Google is your friend
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Good Luck


Yeah but I wasn't even sure what to Google for! Now I have a good starting point. I've been out of the loop for a while and am trying to get back up to speed. Thanks again for the info and help.

-Joe
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November 30, 2009 8:25:27 PM

So from knowledge of my thread, this is passing knowledge to you (:

Get the RAM you want and simply enter the BIOS system by hitting DEL or one of the F Keys (f1 or f2 etc etc).

Access your the chipset options, then your RAM options, then input the timing that is labeled on newegg or the packaged box of your RAM.

Youtube it, I found it quite easy. Visual learning is beneficial.
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November 30, 2009 9:22:12 PM

truest said:
So from knowledge of my thread, this is passing knowledge to you (:

Get the RAM you want and simply enter the BIOS system by hitting DEL or one of the F Keys (f1 or f2 etc etc).

Access your the chipset options, then your RAM options, then input the timing that is labeled on newegg or the packaged box of your RAM.

Youtube it, I found it quite easy. Visual learning is beneficial.


Yeah I figured I could find it in the BIOS settings, but wasn't sure what to set at. Your thread ( http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266544-30-question-tw... ) got a good response and I will try those baseline settings suggested there and see what happens.

-Joe
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