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AM3 mobo whit ddr 12800mem

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February 17, 2011 5:50:43 PM

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

ASUS M4N98TD EVO, Socket-AM3 SLI rdy

Corsair Vengeanceā„¢ DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL9

thx for your time
Tobias. B

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a c 717 V Motherboard
February 17, 2011 6:33:13 PM

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.
February 19, 2011 2:24:26 PM

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?
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February 19, 2011 2:33:56 PM

Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2000MHz 8GB CL9
Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 modules, CL9-10-9-27, for Core i3/i5/i7, 1.65V

wuld this work or are there eny special specks you need to go on ?
a c 717 V Motherboard
February 19, 2011 4:18:56 PM

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 ->

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.
February 19, 2011 6:05:29 PM

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


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
February 19, 2011 7:50:07 PM

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.
a c 717 V Motherboard
February 19, 2011 7:52:44 PM

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.
February 19, 2011 7:54:23 PM

yeah i got the V10 so the cpy cooler cools the ram so can be fun
February 19, 2011 10:53:10 PM

hehe tought as much well no pr ill take of the cooler on the ram the fan shuld be enought