Determine optimal DDR3 RAM for AMD FX6100 and mobo ASRock 970 Extreme3 Tags: Memory DDR3 RAM ASrock AMD Product Last response: October 12, 2012 8:01 AM in Memory Share sweetpotatoz October 12, 2012 7:46:28 AM Hi, I'm looking for DDR3 RAM for my AMD FX6100 and mobo ASRock 970 Extreme3. I'm looking for memory that can perform optimally with this setup. AMD FX6100 Hyper transport 2600MHz (5200 MT/s) - not sure if this is related to clock speed of the RAM. ASRock 970 Extreme3 = FSB 2400 MHz (4.8 GT/s) with 970 series chipset, i actually limit my hypertransport to 2400 MHz (4.8 GT/s) unless i opt for 990fx chipset mobo which is more expensive. from offical ASRock 970 Extreme3 page, I can see that this mobo supports up to 1333 and from 1666 up it has (OC). I found this two compatible RAM from the compatible vendor list from offical ASRock 970 Extreme3 page which is DDR3 1333 DDR3 1333 8GB A-Data AXDU1333GW8G9 Kingston KVR1333D3N9H18G I'm not sure how to relate hypertransport speed/CPU speed/RAM speed. Would I get optimal performance using 1666 or 1333? since it is DDR, 1666 will be like 3333 and 1333= 2666 Hypertransport is the link between processor and northbridge chipset, so it should not matter for RAM speed? Thanks in advance. More about : determine optimal ddr3 ram amd fx6100 mobo asrock 970 extreme3 bigcyco1 a b } Memory a b À AMD October 12, 2012 8:01:24 AM RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 w/AMD fx 6300 - compatible RAM Forum SolvedI bought ddr3 2400 ram 2 x 4gb pair. my asrock 970 extreme 4(with amd fx6300 cpu) is recognizing it as 1600 ram why? Forum SolvedWill AsRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 support FX-6300 straight out of box with 1600mHz RAM? Forum SolvedASRock 970 Extreme3 fails to notice DDR3 1600 despite BIOS settings Forum SolvedASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Forum SolvedASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Forum SolvedASRock 970 extreme3 mobo won't post but will after reset Forum SolvedHELP PLEASE! Is my asrock 970 extreme3 compatible with my CPU and RAM? Forum SolvedHELP PLEASE! Is my asrock 970 extreme3 compatible with my CPU and RAM? Forum SolvedIs the ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Compatible with the AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor Forum ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 motherboard, will it support 64GB RAM Forum SolvedNeed CPU / ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 Forum Is ASRock 970 Extreme3 a good MOBO? Forum ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard with G.Skill Sniper DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR) Forum ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard [How to start] Forum SolvedCombination of ASrock 970 Extreme 4 mobo and AMD 9370 processor. Forum Newly installed AMD FX-8350 won't boot on ASRock 990FX Extreme3 mobo Forum OC FX-6100 and ASRock 970 Extreme 3 mobo Forum ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ won't post w/AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX Forum ASRock 970 Extreme3 and AMD FX-8350 Crashes Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !