AM3 mobo whit ddr 12800mem

sorry if this is a old question.
im thinking of upgrading my mobo from am2+ to am3
all the mobos are only suporting PC3-10600
But can you put in a PC3-12800 and do some FSB clocking and ram timing to set it to its original 1600mhz

Mobo
ASUS M4N98TD EVO, Socket-AM3 SLI rdy

DDR3
Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9

thx for your time
Tobias. B
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  1. Yep, you can use 1600 MHz RAM, it depends upon your CPU. The 4/6-core AMD CPUs will support the DDR3-1600 MHz. Use the AI OC Tuner -> DOCP and DRAM OC Profile to set the 1600 MHz. See 3-11~3-12 in the manual.
  2. how hig can you go ? cus im getting new mem and mobo so i culd go for a
    Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 2133MHz 4GB or at whot point for am3 do the extra speed not matter eny more?
  3. Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2000MHz 8GB CL9
    Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 modules, CL9-10-9-27, for Core i3/i5/i7, 1.65V
    1

    wuld this work or are there eny special specks you need to go on ?
  4. Only the 6-core can run 2000 MHz or higher frequency RAM, and 4-core 1333 or 1600 is best with low CAS.

    If you have a Phenom II CPU -> http://www.corsair.com/memory/amd-memory-solutions/phenom-ii.html

    The difference between 1600 vs 2000 MHz RAM is not that much 1~2% assuming low CAS RAM, 1333 CAS 8 can perform same or better than many 1600 CAS 9. Also toy want tight CAS timings e.g. 1333 8-8-8, 1600 8-8-8/9-9-9, 1866 9-9-9, 2000 9-9-9.
  5. thx so much m8 for the help well the cost for 2000mhz is only 20% to the 1600mhz so cost wise it dosent mather.

    im running a AMD Quad 965 at 3,9ghz atm so im gonna upgrade my ram and my mobo, some problems has fallen ower my old asus, but it is 2 years old so its nice enought. yeah im gonna get some nice 1600mhz

    Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 8GB
    Kit whit 4X HyperX 2GB DDR3, CL8-8-8-24, 240pin, 1.65v<-- 4 ddr3 ram at 2gig each

    or

    Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
    Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 DHX, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i3/i5/i7, w/Connector, 1.65v <dual ram

    lower cl is faster right ?
    iwe done a lot of clocking but the cl in mem iwe been trying to awoid
  6. If the Kingston HyperX is 4X2GB & the Corsair Dominator is 2X4GB then the Dominator; assuming CMP8GX3M2A1600C9

    Corsair Tested -> http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.aspx?id=1449452
  7. then its a pair of Dominators im getting thx for your help ;b
    ram is sadly not my strong sute, i guess next year ill up my 295 nvidia to a dx11. newer ending quest for ultra setings :)

    thx for all your time and effort

    Tobias Bergstrand.
  8. Good Luck! :)

    The Dominator has very good IC's plus cooling, and if your CPU will allow it, can be easily OC to 1800+ MHz.
  9. yeah i got the V10 so the cpy cooler cools the ram so can be fun
  10. Duh, the Cooler Master V10 won't clear the Dominator or Kingston HyperX T1; on the Dominator you can unscrew {3 screws} the top cooling fins. Otherwise get the Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
  11. hehe tought as much well no pr ill take of the cooler on the ram the fan shuld be enought
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