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February 20, 2012 7:34:03 PM

This is the motherboard I want.
Asus Sabertooth.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The memory standard is: DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066.

If I get DDR3 2133 MHz RAM will I be able to run it at 2133MHz by upping the voltage safely or chaning the timings or will I have to run it lower at 1866MHz?

Here is the memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Last question is that the motherboard says the channel is dual channel while the memory is a quad channel kit. Will that be a problem?

Thanks everyone.

-Paul

EDIT: I saw this link and it makes it sound like I can use 2133 MHz Ram.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/292217-30-looking-opi...
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February 20, 2012 8:14:13 PM

paulg568 said:
This is the motherboard I want.
Asus Sabertooth.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The memory standard is: DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066.

If I get DDR3 2133 MHz RAM will I be able to run it at 2133MHz by upping the voltage safely or chaning the timings or will I have to run it lower at 1866MHz?

Here is the memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Last question is that the motherboard says the channel is dual channel while the memory is a quad channel kit. Will that be a problem?

Thanks everyone.

-Paul

EDIT: I saw this link and it makes it sound like I can use 2133 MHz Ram.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/292217-30-looking-opi...

Hi there,

That is a good RAM.
Dual,quad. It is OK. Because it means it is optimized for use in the four slots.

If u buy 2 kits (4 sticks) than sometimes they don't boot, and u need to slightly increase the voltage to help them : )
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February 20, 2012 8:14:51 PM

paulg568 said:
This is the motherboard I want.
Asus Sabertooth.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The memory standard is: DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066.

If I get DDR3 2133 MHz RAM will I be able to run it at 2133MHz by upping the voltage safely or chaning the timings or will I have to run it lower at 1866MHz? It may be possible, but Asus only says it will run up to 1866MHz. If you get really lucky, you receive a board and a set of RAM that can do it.

Here is the memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Last question is that the motherboard says the channel is dual channel while the memory is a quad channel kit. Will that be a problem? No, the board has 2 DIMMs for each channel, which means you can populate the 4 slots with sticks of matching RAM.

Thanks everyone.

-Paul

EDIT: I saw this link and it makes it sound like I can use 2133 MHz Ram.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/292217-30-looking-opi...
See above.
I would get some 1866MHz RAM, but 2133 will give you a little overhead.
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February 20, 2012 9:26:37 PM

What do you mean overhead? Shouldn't it be faster since it is 2133 and not 1866? Or is there overhead because I would have to run the 2133 ram at 1866 and the timings would be slower?

Based on the current answer which I appreciate, I still don't know if the 2133 MHz Ram is supported.

Thanks.
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February 20, 2012 10:03:22 PM

What are you actually doing that you need the 2133 ram over the 1866. The speed increase between the two isn't that noticeable in most real world applications. You might be better off just getting something off the qualified vendors list here as then you know it will work and then if you really want some extra performance you can overclock it.
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February 20, 2012 10:04:48 PM

asukafan2001 said:
What are you actually doing that you need the 2133 ram over the 1866. The speed increase between the two isn't that noticeable in most real world applications.

Agree ^.
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February 20, 2012 11:59:15 PM

paulg568 said:
What do you mean overhead? Shouldn't it be faster since it is 2133 and not 1866? Or is there overhead because I would have to run the 2133 ram at 1866 and the timings would be slower?
Your board specs. say it supports 1866MHz, not 2133, so you cannot expect the board to run it at 2133 - unless you are very, very lucky and get an out-of-spec board that will let you. What I meant by overhead is that you MAY be able to lower the latencies of the 2133 while you run it at 1866MHz. Lowering the latencies would improve the performance as shown in benchmarking software - you would not likely notice the difference in everyday operations.
Based on the current answer which I appreciate, I still don't know if the 2133 MHz Ram is supported.

Thanks.

Your welcome, see above.
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February 21, 2012 1:12:52 AM

Well, I don't really want to overclock if I don't have to which is why I want the 2133.

I also run a lot of applications at once such as 3d modeling programs, games, photoshop, and I do a lot of my own development with lots of different tools. So the faster the memory the better.

And I don't want to get something slower when I can get the faster memory that is still in my price range. But basically 2133 is not supported on this board and if I want something that does support it I should go to the corsshair V or just overclock with the 1866. Or is there a chance 2133 will work? Thanks.
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February 21, 2012 1:32:47 AM

paulg568 said:
Well, I don't really want to overclock if I don't have to which is why I want the 2133. OK.

I also run a lot of applications at once such as 3d modeling programs, games, photoshop, and I do a lot of my own development with lots of different tools. So the faster the memory the better. That makes sense, too.

And I don't want to get something slower when I can get the faster memory that is still in my price range. OK But basically 2133 is not supported on this board and if I want something that does support it I should go to the corsshair V or just overclock with the 1866. The ASUS Crosshair V does support 2133 MHz RAM, you will have to overclock it, but ASUS says it will - if it does not you can RMA the board until you get one that does. Or is there a chance 2133 will work? I would not count on the Sabertooth getting the RAM to 2133, but like I said before, you MAY be able to decrease the latencies while it is running at 1866MHz, which will improve performance. Thanks.

You're welcome.
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February 21, 2012 3:21:43 AM

Thanks. That helps. Somehow I missed in your previous response that the red text was what you wrote. This is my first time posting so I didn't notice, but now I see everything. Very helpful. Do I need to "select as best answer" to close the thread?
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February 21, 2012 11:07:44 AM

You're welcome. If you believe it helped, you can choose Best Answer to close thread.
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February 21, 2012 1:33:50 PM

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February 21, 2012 1:49:27 PM

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