Hi. Has anyone had luck with the following RAM modules on the GA890 GPA UD3H mobo, able to run it at the declared stats/specs? I was planning to get #3 since its very cost effective (only US$ more to move up from CL9 to CL7)
#1 appears to be on the list but its a little more expensive, about $8 more. Should I just get #1 and avoid the grief? #1 and #3 are both CL7s but Im wondering what the ECO model offers more? (aside from lower voltage? - im guessing here)
I have run number 3 the 7-8-7-24 RipJaws on quite a few builds both AMD and Intel and never had a problem. It seems like great memory especially since it was fairly cheap even before DDR3 prices have come down a bit here recently. You will manually have to set timings and voltage on an AMD platform but I have never had a single issue doing it.
The Eco RAM with the same cas is only 1.35v and should run much cooler and I have heard good things about it although I have not used it myself.
On an Intel build you use XMP or extreme memory profile and it automatically sets the voltage and cas. On an AMD board you will have to do it manually but it will work fine. I just finished using that memory on an X3 440 build.