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Asus Rampage III Extreme Memory with i7 980X

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December 31, 2010 10:09:56 AM

Hey,
I got my new system today but i still need some ram for it now i dont now what ram i need to buy can you guys help me?

the proccesor seem to suport only DDR3-1066 or is this not true, i was thinking of buying 2000mhz or 1600mhz memmory but is this is not supported i think this is stupid i need help quick.

can i run more than DDR3-1066 ram on this config;

MB: Asus Rampage III extreme
CPU: i7 980x
January 3, 2011 8:11:27 AM

With the R3X and 980x, u have current intel's highest tech. It can't be only DDR3 1066. You can get triple-channel DDR3 1600 for standard using and even DDR3 2200(oc) can run on this board by OC. Check this out
http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=jy0uafxYBCrJwksC&...

For make sure you get the right RAM, u can check the QVL..
Good Luck..
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January 3, 2011 9:14:54 AM

RAM timings/frequencies are more dependent on what your motherboard supports and not the CPU. For the CPU its just DDR, DDR2, DDR3 support. Rest all are dependent on the mobo. So check your motherboard's QVL for RAM's before buying, for that you need to check the manufacturers website and look up the motherboard model.
January 3, 2011 10:57:11 AM

Thanks for the replay, now i can make a dissision witch ram i take.
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