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Highest speed compatible RAM for M4A79XTD EVO

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July 28, 2010 10:32:29 PM

Well just that really... I am looking into buying a new rig and i have the choice, both are Dual DDR3, samsung 1333 or corsair 1600. Firstly is the 1600 even going to run at 1600 on my board or will it default at 1333 and will i even notice a difference? Will be used for gaming mainly online but might expand into single player/online fps :) 

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July 29, 2010 1:19:24 AM

Yes 1600 will run on your board.
All boards default to 1333.
I have two 1156 platforms with 1600 MHz ram running at the advertised speed and timings.
You have to adjust the ram settings in the bios.
July 29, 2010 1:28:55 AM

No you will not notice a difference. you may see 1-2 FPS in some games. But none in even more. If you want most bang for buck get the memory with the best timings (IE: 7-7-7-15 is bettter the 9-9-9-18).

Toms did a DDR3 memory shootout http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr3-1333-speed-lat...

Check that out.

If you are going to overclock get the faster memory.

1Haplo
July 29, 2010 1:33:55 AM

Thankyou both! Very helpfull
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