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October 10, 2010 4:05:56 AM

Hi......I am going to buy a new CPU and I'm unsure whether the following configuration will work without any problems.....a help will be thankful.


Processor:Intel I7-950

Motherboard: Gigabyte-GA-X58A-UD3R

Ram:G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

GPU: 1 GB NVIDIA MSI 250GTS (Older GPU which I'm not replacing...)

that's it... I have a sea gate 500GB sata HD.

All I want to know is whether the mother board will support the ram and the GPU. I hv checked Gigabyte's site which says the RAM is supported by the Mobo

here's the link:

I also checked G.SKILL's web site for RAM compatibility with the Mobo and that didn't include the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R

here's the link : ......

I came to know from other sites that people had issues with RAM which was not included in the compatible list posted by gigabyte in the above link.....

Please Help.........


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October 10, 2010 4:14:21 AM

i7 9 xx processors fit that mother board and you could use that RAM , but you shouldn't
The cpu and motherboard support TRIPLE channel RAM so you should buy either
a
3 x 2 gigabyte RAM kit if you have a 64 bit version of windows
or 3 x 1 gig kit if you have a 32 bit OS

If you just want dual channel your mb should be able to do that , but you are wasting money and should just buy an i5 760 and a mb with an LGA 1156 socket .

Even then that RAM you have selected is pretty ordinary . The timings are high and you can pay $10 more and get 1600MHz cas 7 timings
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October 10, 2010 4:31:30 AM

Outlander_04 said:
i7 9 xx processors fit that mother board and you could use that RAM , but you shouldn't
The cpu and motherboard support TRIPLE channel RAM so you should buy either
a
3 x 2 gigabyte RAM kit if you have a 64 bit version of windows
or 3 x 1 gig kit if you have a 32 bit OS

If you just want dual channel your mb should be able to do that , but you are wasting money and should just buy an i5 760 and a mb with an LGA 1156 socket .

Even then that RAM you have selected is pretty ordinary . The timings are high and you can pay $10 more and get 1600MHz cas 7 timings




I wanted to buy a 1156 socket but i heard that 1156 would be dead socket and there are no further additions to it. The RAM which i'v selected is DDR3@1600 MHZ and has CAS9 latency which i think is better than cas7 which u have mentioned.Coming to the Mobo since it supports both Dual/triple channel memory i think 4GB is more than enough so it would support Dual channel Memory....may be the future I may add another 2GB with same configuration which then supports Triple channel memory.
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October 10, 2010 7:34:30 PM

All sockets are dead sockets next year .

The processor cores of an i7 9xx and an i5 760 are identical so expect both to be discontinued when the new sandy bridge technology appears . But to be fair I havent read intels road map .

Cas 7 is FASTER than CAS 9 . Its a measure of the number of cycles it takes to find data on the memory chip .
Obviously finding it in 7 cycles is quicker than finding it in 9
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October 11, 2010 1:36:21 AM

Outlander_04 said:
All sockets are dead sockets next year .

The processor cores of an i7 9xx and an i5 760 are identical so expect both to be discontinued when the new sandy bridge technology appears . But to be fair I havent read intels road map .

Cas 7 is FASTER than CAS 9 . Its a measure of the number of cycles it takes to find data on the memory chip .
Obviously finding it in 7 cycles is quicker than finding it in 9



Well thanks fr the reply....I came to know that Sandy Bridge architecture has a series of processors like the I7..which may support the LGA 1366 socket.......and you didn't answer my issue of compatibility.....
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October 11, 2010 1:38:25 AM

With the Graphics card especially.......
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October 11, 2010 5:49:48 AM

The graphics card will work .

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October 11, 2010 5:06:09 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The graphics card will work .



Thanks for the reply....I could definitely invest another $10 for a better RAM but the problem is in my country the rise in price in dollars is not proportionate with my currency......it would be a 120%-150% increase with the increase in a single dollar...as of now my budget is a bit streched and may be i cant afford another $10 increase any how can we spot the exact difference between a CAS 7 and CAS 9 with respect to performance issues....????
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