Phenom II X4?

hey there guys.. i was thinking of getting the phenom II x4 955BE .. and running with a 2gbx3 Corsair xms3 classic 1333 ddr3
ram..can u guys gime any suggestions ? probably ram suggestions for ddr3 and also difference between the 955BE and the 965 ? thanks !
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  1. 965 is Overclocked version of 955BE but costs more.
    It will be a wise decision to get a 955BE.
  2. okay.. any recomendation on rams ? i don wan something overpriced but something good as well..trying to avoid kingston =] somewhere around ..100$ +?
  3. Question. How much ram do you need? 4 or 8gb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50008476%2040000147%201052315794&Description=ddr3%201333&name=4GB%20%282%20x%202GB%29 g.skill 2x 2GB ram. cost about $80 to $90.

    If you need 8 gigs and have the Dimm slots to do it then double up on the ram above.
  4. well i was thinking 4 or 6 .. but im not quite sure if theres Gskill rams in my country =/ .. ive only seen ocz..kingston..corsair and mushkin so far.. @@..
  5. All those brands you've listed are good.Just make sure the one you buy is 1333Mhz(If DDR3).

    For gaming or general purposes 4GB ram is enough.
    So get only 4GB for now.
    Get more if you feel the need.
  6. Though Kingston and Corsair preferred...
  7. It's ideal to select the RAM from the Qualified Vendors List (QVL) for your motherboard if it specifies it.ASUS for example has a QVL for their motherboards in which they test the RAM for compatibility.
  8. Hey, I have a question maybe related to this thread. I have AMD Ph II 965 BE stepping C2 and 2x 2GB DDR3 1333 MHz Kingstone memory modules. I need more than 4GB ram in my windows 7 64x edition for vmware server installed on it... In old processor stepping c2 can i run 8GB ram on 1333 Mhz or only 1066 Mhz in single channel mode ? Anybody help me ?
  9. ^ Which mobo?
  10. thanks for the replies guys .. erm..well im using the m4a785td v evo mobo .. and i hav a dual channel ram slot..
  11. shubham1401 said:
    ^ Which mobo?


    I forgot write this: mobo: gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
    thx
  12. kapral1111 said:
    I forgot write this: mobo: gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
    thx


    These are the specifications of your Mobo.
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=3005&ProductName=GA-MA790FXT-UD5P


    You can add upto 16GB.
    You'll be fine increasing the ram. :)
  13. shubham1401 said:
    These are the specifications of your Mobo.
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=3005&ProductName=GA-MA790FXT-UD5P


    You can add upto 16GB.
    You'll be fine increasing the ram. :)



    thx, that's right, but what about this ariticle

    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/11382/amd_s_phenom_ii_am3_has_memory_problems/index.html

    some person posts on anothers forums that there is chance for old c2 stepping processor amd 965 be is able to run with 4 ddr3 1333 but amd doesn't take resposible for this, new c3 stepping provides full ddr3 1333 support for 4 dimm.
    so i my case i think it will work but bios downgrade the MHz to 1066 as is wrote in article above ...
  14. Seems like your question is already answered on the link you provided.

    there are 2 conditions:
    1. 4GB RAM @ 1333Mhz
    2. 8GB RAM @ 1066Mhz

    In your case(If you use >4GB RAM) then the quantity will benefit you more than speed.

    SO get more RAM and if there is some problem then underclock it to 1066Mhz.
    Otherwise Increase the voltage.
  15. Since you are new to this community I would like to suggest you to make new threads for each query.
    If you start your own thread then you'll get better response.;)
  16. ok thx
  17. trifty said:
    thanks for the replies guys .. erm..well im using the m4a785td v evo mobo .. and i hav a dual channel ram slot..

    What you do is go to the ASUS support website
    http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    Under General Download select motherboard under select product,Select Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3 under select series and then select your M4A785TD-V EVO under select models.A pop up will appear to select your operating system.Once selected it will show the downloads.
    Click on the + sign under Qualified Vendors List It will show the M4A785TD-V EVO Memory QVL.Then download the file,be sure to save it and open it up.

    The QVL memory could also be in your motherboards manual as well.
    It will tell you everything that you need to know.
  18. alrites..thanks guys .. btw wats the difference between 1066 and 1333mhz ?? thz !
  19. trifty said:
    alrites..thanks guys .. btw wats the difference between 1066 and 1333mhz ?? thz !


    That just means the speed of the ram.
  20. okayy.. guys btw .. do u think its a good idea to get the phenom x4 955 BE ?? its selling about .. erm ..570/3 = ?USD lolz.. 190USD .. is it worth it ?
  21. It's difficult to say exactly. US prices don't include taxes like VAT etc so when you say $190 it might look overly expensive.
  22. ahh.. if i wud to change my processor something around that price.. do u think the phenom 2 945 be is a good choicE?
  23. It is yes, though the 955 BE is normally at a very similar price.

    There is almost no difference between the 945, 955 and 965 Phenom II's that you cannot make up yourself with a little bit of overclocking.
  24. oh okayy..thanks =]
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