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How to get 1600 RAM to work on a MSI 890F-gd70?

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January 5, 2011 8:29:31 PM

I have a Phenom x6 1090T i am going to get a MSI 890FXA-GD70.
I already have ordered 1600 Corsair 2x4gb memory modules.
How would i get these to work on the GD70 and is there anywhere i can find specific instructions? I really dont want to break anything because these are both quite expensive :( 

Thanks,

Also! Additionally would it just be better to get GSKILL 1300 RAM? And would it be possible to try to O.C. that to 1600? Thanks.
January 5, 2011 9:06:07 PM

Just install them in the correct slots for dual channel operation, the MB will detect via SPD what type of modules are installed, adjust timings at least to default 1066 or 1333 accordingly...

Check with Corsairs and your mainboard manufacturer's websites for specific voltage and recommended CAS timings/latencies tested recommended for your modules at 1333/1666 or higher....
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January 6, 2011 7:10:48 AM

MSI is quite capable of breaking on its own lmao rubbish

1600mhz is only good for overclocking otherwise just set it to 1333mhz with lower timings (defaults etc)
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January 6, 2011 2:56:08 PM

RONNCC said:
I have a Phenom x6 1090T i am going to get a MSI 890FXA-GD70.
I already have ordered 1600 Corsair 2x4gb memory modules.
How would i get these to work on the GD70 and is there anywhere i can find specific instructions? I really dont want to break anything because these are both quite expensive :( 

Thanks,

Also! Additionally would it just be better to get GSKILL 1300 RAM? And would it be possible to try to O.C. that to 1600? Thanks.


What's being implied is that while you could take DDR3 1333Mhz ram and overclock it, it may be better to use lower timings. AMD systems in particular are sensitive to latency, its likely that you'll be better off running 1333 at CAS7 rather than 1600Mhz at CAS9.

And the GD 70 is an excellent 890FX board. Its been tested and reviewed very favorably.
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