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GA-Z77X-UD5H RAM speed

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August 30, 2012 4:22:42 AM

I noticed that the Gigabyte site says that the UD5H can use DDR3 2400(OC). I plan on getting this board from amazon but their description says that it only supports up to 1600. I was wondering if anyone knows the deal and if the 2400 Gigabyte says can only be used when overclocking?

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a c 137 V Motherboard
August 30, 2012 4:36:40 AM

There are kits on the QVL all the way up to 2800 http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_g...

The bigger question here is do you need 2400 RAM (or anything faster than 1600)?

If you're a gamer, that answer is no.

1600 is the sweet spot for Sandy and Ivy CPU's. After that, the performance gained from anything faster is negligible (unless you want to use a RAM disk or need the speed for a ton of memory intensive work).
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August 30, 2012 4:41:48 AM

I was just curious, mainly because I have to use Visual Studio and Expressions 4 for school and they eat up the memory on my laptop. But that could have to do with the fact that the laptop is 2-3 years old.
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a c 137 V Motherboard
August 30, 2012 4:44:02 AM

shimergloom2 said:
I was just curious, mainly because I have to use Visual Studio and Expressions 4 for school and they eat up the memory on my laptop. But that could have to do with the fact that the laptop is 2-3 years old.


Actually, faster RAM would be a bit more beneficial in those than most things, but really, even for those, it's more about more RAM instead of faster RAM.
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a c 137 V Motherboard
August 30, 2012 4:44:45 AM

You're welcome. :) 
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August 30, 2012 4:46:30 AM

I've been pondering using (4x4gb) chips because of my school work, but thats off topic. Thanks for the quick reply. :D 
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August 30, 2012 4:47:53 AM

Best answer selected by shimergloom2.
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