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August 23, 2012 11:58:27 AM

hi i need to find out if this ram i wana buy is compatible with my system if u have any info available i would like to buy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH

my motherboard is a MSI h61m-p23 (b3)
my cpu is a intel i5-2500 quad core
also i only have 32 bit atm but i am getting 64 bit when i get more ram i hear windows xp 64 bit is better for gameing then windows 7 64 bit is this true? thankyou for ur help in advance

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August 24, 2012 12:14:49 AM

Looking through your mobo QVL, I found only ram with 8 or 9 latencies. The ram you're looking at may have to have the timings loosened in order to work properly but it should work. Also, it may work with the mobo's overclock feature to get those timings. This is the kit from the QVL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A few dollars cheaper, and two cycles slower - I'd get the ram you were looking at.
August 24, 2012 1:55:14 AM

ok tahnkyou im a bit new when it comes to memory is the timings easy to change and if i miss up could it be fatal to my system?
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August 24, 2012 2:43:54 AM
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For simple "drop and play" compatibility, the cheaper, slower kit would be the way to go. If you are not real comfortable in your BIOS, tackling ram issues may not be the best way to learn.
If you are not worried about getting into your BIOS and changing settings (some of which can be catastrophic, if not fatal), starting on page 20 of your mobo manual, it goes into the BIOS and how to set your ram timings.
August 24, 2012 3:38:09 AM

ok thankyou ur very helpful!!!
August 24, 2012 3:41:24 AM

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