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Determine optimal DDR3 RAM for AMD FX6100 and mobo ASRock 970 Extreme3

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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.

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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
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