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Best ram combo with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

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October 26, 2010 4:46:56 PM

i was told the new procs, intel or amd, are reliant on ram speed. (been out of the tech world for some time, some things are new)...

well with the X6 1090T (amd's top proc) i assume it has the core unlocker, so i assume i would be able to run 1866 ram? right? or OC some 1600 ram to 1866 which prolly wouldnt matter much but if i have the ability to, why not...

Just wanted to clear things up ty.

... btw if true, whats good ram to go with? preferably 8g (x2 sticks)
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October 26, 2010 6:32:46 PM

Hi ezk and welcome to Tom's forum.

The X6 is a full six core and can't be unlocked since doesn't have more cores but I think that u mean to unlock multiplier for OC.

For recommend a RAM kit i need know 1st the mobo that u have or want buy since not all the RAMs works in all mobos.

For OC the RAM keep in mind that OC the RAM from 1600 to 1866 can kill the RAM controller of the CPU and that's not cover for the warranty.
November 5, 2010 3:04:07 AM

srry. been absent and forgot about this.

Well currently dont know on a mobo.... open to suggestions at the moment. i currently own a asus (cant remember the name) w/ x4 phenom. nice. no problems that im aware off. tho i havent really tried to OC or do anything radical.

apparently when a person is gone things on newegg seem to fly off the shelves. i had a gigabyte mobo picked out... cant find it now
something similar to this

i would like to run whatever ram speed at highest possible speed w/o risk to mobo or proc.... i just remember reading awhile back that now a person had to be extra careful because the ram speed was tied in w/ cpu clock and yadda yadda you fry stuff... again i could be wrong or mislead...

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November 5, 2010 4:01:49 AM

1333 MHz is the baseline ram speed for both AMD and Intel.. The ram speeds you can employ will depend on the motherboard mostly.. For example, this motherboard will have no problems supporting 1600 MHz memory speed natively -

The following is my recommendation for a good 8GB (2 x 4GB) ram modules -

You can run those ram modules at lesser speeds and tighter timings.. Additionally, read this also -
November 5, 2010 7:32:59 AM

I would say for AMD Phenom II X6 1090T I recommend the g.skill DDR3 2000.
November 5, 2010 11:12:04 AM

amd runs at 1333 speeds by default right.?
ddr3 2000 is a total waste for amd units.

I won't say its a total waste.. Especially when the memory modules can be run at reduced clock speeds and tighter timings.. Though i'll agree that running the memory modules at rated 2000 MHz speeds might be unstable..
November 6, 2010 6:10:30 PM

hmm. so look for tight timings and 1333mhz ram? sounds good.

corsair is a brand i have never liked. expensive as well.

ty for the links and that mobo is purrtty nice.