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AMD noob M4A88TD-V EVO

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December 24, 2010 1:55:13 PM

Hey guys,

Ok I'm a noob,
been doing a lot of research and assembling parts for my first build. I like gaming but i know i wont be doing a lot of it so the computer is going to be a workhorse workstation i.e. Audio/Video editing and the usual crap email, youtube, etc Some games and flight simulation

I am shopping for RAM and It looks like Gskill and Corsair are tied .

My question is: what kind of RAM/Latency will work best for A/V applications. i.e.
1.) 7-7-7-7 or 9-9-9-9 ? and
2.) 1033, 1066, 1600, ?? I'm not sure.

So far heres what the build is looking like:
~ CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition (Locked 955 Quad Core) 3.2ghz 

~ GPU XFX 5770 HD GDRR5 1gb

~ PSU: Corsair TX 750 
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) 
STORAGE: ~ 1.) Primary OS/Programs RAID 0 * SAMSUNG 470 Series MZ-5PA128/US 2.5" 128GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 
~2.) Secondary Storage/Data* Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CASE:Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer

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a b } Memory
December 24, 2010 2:00:39 PM

Lower timings (latency) play a bigger factor than the MHz (DDR3 speed).

I would look for the combination of lowest timings (Latency) and higher MHz (speed) on the Memory QVL for your motherboard. This gives you the best performance and compatibility.
December 24, 2010 2:25:46 PM

Thanks tecmo ! Merry Christmas!