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
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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.
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?
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.
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