Memory work with Mobo?

I have a Gigabyte AMD 970 + SB950 Chipset GA-970A-D3 board and I was planning on either getting G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) or the PC3 10666..

the board says its compatible with DDR3 1333 memory..

however the memory says its not compatible with the chipset that the board has installed..

AMD 890 Series
AMD 790 Series

that's all that it lists.. will this memory still do well with my motherboard??
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  1. You should get either these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426


    I would go with the first, since they are only 4 dollars more for High Performance memory.
  2. You have a 970 w/SB950 chipset but you are referencing 890 and 790 two different SB chipsets. So which SB do you have?


    Specifications:
    Mfr Part Number: GA-970A-D3
    CPU: Socket AM3+ Support AMD AM3+ FX/ AM3 Phenom II/ Athlon II Processor; FSB Upto 5200 MT/s
    Chipset: AMD 970 & SB950
    Memory: 4x 240pin DDR3-2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Dual Channel, Max capacity upto 32GB
    Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots(one run at x4); 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots; 2x PCI Slot
    SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10/ JBOD
    Audio: Realtek ALC889 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC, Support for S/PDIF Out
    LAN: Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Ports: 14x USB 2.0 Ports (8 rear, 6 by headers); 2x USB 3.0 ports; 1x PS/2 Port; 1x optical S/PDIF Out; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks
    Power Connector: 1x 24pin main power, 1x 8pin CPU power
    Form Factor: ATX, 30.5 x 22.4 cm
    Package: Retail
    RoHS Compliant
  3. the AMD 890 Series and AMD 790 Series were the only amd chipsets that the memory said it was compatible with.. sorry for the confusion..
  4. It's odd that the RAM would be approved for a specific AMD chipset because the memory controller on AMD CPUs has been integrated into the CPU and has NOT been part of the chipset for years. You want RAM that is AMD Phenom II compatible.

    FYI- Bulldozer/Zambezi CPUs use 1866 Mhz. RAM by default but they might run with 1600 Mhz. RAM also?
  5. beenthere said:
    It's odd that the RAM would be approved for a specific AMD chipset because the memory controller on AMD CPUs has been integrated into the CPU and has NOT been part of the chipset for years.



    Yeah idk I was just curious because it only listed 890 ad 790 so figured I'd ask to make sure since this is a first time build for me
  6. i'll be taking x series 1600

    thank you to all!
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