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November 21, 2012 6:15:45 AM

hi tomshardware, im planning on buying some ram soon. but i've been looking at the RAM support list for my motherboard (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3) here:http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/memory_ga-9... The support list dousnt include the RAM im planning on buying ( http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... ) this is the ram i want to get, I want to know if my motherboard can take it or not. thanks in advance.
November 21, 2012 6:36:13 AM

I have that 1866 version of that RAM in that Gigabyte board. I had to manually set the 1866 timings but they seem fine so far (had them in place for about a month.

I believe it would have found the 1600 toimings without issue so I think you should be fine.
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November 21, 2012 6:38:33 AM

alexoiu said:
Hi,
They are not on the GSkill list either: http://www.gskill.com/configurator2.php?pid=2&model=149...


I didnt realise their was a list like that. thanks for your reply, could you recommend ram the i could use on my mobo, i strongly prefer blue colour and 16gb, hopefully 2x8gb.
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November 21, 2012 6:45:51 AM

The RAMs listed as compatible on manufacturers sites are tested and guaranteed as compatible. Other RAM kits might also work, but IMO it's safer to choose RAM kits from those lists.
There's only one 2x8 kit on that list (not blue though): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair might have a blue one but 2x4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
As they are tall, check if they would fit under the CPU heatsink.

Other Corsair kits: http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.as...
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November 21, 2012 6:46:55 AM

DEY123 said:
I have that 1866 version of that RAM in that Gigabyte board. I had to manually set the 1866 timings but they seem fine so far (had them in place for about a month.

I believe it would have found the 1600 toimings without issue so I think you should be fine.



this is why i asked this question, i thought it might still work even though it wasnt on the support list, but im still not too sure.
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November 21, 2012 6:49:41 AM

These may be similar,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My friend put these in his GA-990FXA-UD5 board and they are not on the list as well and they work fine.
We had to go into the Bios and manually set the speed to 1600 setting the ram multiplier at 8x as they defaulted to 1333 Mhz.
You may have to do this.


We tried setting them to 1866 with the 9.33x multi but it failed.
I am sure there are other setting to mess with to make them work that fast, as they are tested at 1866 from the factory.
He has no idea how to tweak the settings but when he gets to learning how to overclocking his FX-8350 I am sure they will work fine.

FWIW

jer :) 
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