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New Build & Need Advice On Memory Options

Last response: in Motherboards
March 3, 2010 9:06:15 AM

I am doing my first build and I need advice on the best memory types and speeds for my new rig. Below is what I have so far.

HAF 932 AMD Edition
Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
Cooler Master Silent Pro

I would appreciate any help with the best memory types and speeds for this new build. Thanks so much in advance.

By the way, exactly what does this below mean. I'm new to this and just not sure which memory speeds it uses & why it only in 2 banks to reach the higher speeds..

DDR3 1866(OC)*/1333/1066
* To reach DDR3 1866MHz or above, you must install two memory modules and install them in the DDR3_3 and DDR3_4 memory sockets.

Also what is a good video card for a reasonable price. Thanks so much for the help.
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March 3, 2010 11:53:19 AM

It means that 1866 only works when you install ram in ram slots 3 and 4, not 1 or 2. This is a limitation of the motherboard chipset. I recommend the following brands of ram in 1333 or 1600, whichever is a better value: crucial, corsair, samsung, kingston, pny, pqi or gskill. Ram labeled as "value" is less likely to overclock. You may also check gigabytes website for tested ram modules. Sorry I can't post a link.
March 4, 2010 12:16:09 AM

I really appreciate the help. I will check it out.