hello iam new here and hope someone can give me some information
i am thinking about getting a amd fx 8350 and noticed that is has a memory controller Dual channel DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600MHz
so what ram speeds would i need for a standard setup no overclocking should i just get the 1600 mhz and also what would happen if i bought 2 x dual channel 1600 mhz ram would the speed under clock and would this be normal
I am running some RipjawX series 2133mhz rams at full speed on a Asrock 990FX Extreme4 motherboard before overclocking.
I have my FX-6300 OCed to 4.8Ghz with just using the multiplier so I haven't pushed the base clock yet to see what I can get out of the ram.
For the little price difference it is it pays to go with the 2133mhz ram's.
Especially if your motherboard doesn't have a 2133mhz setting for the ram and your planning on overclocking as this will allow to a much greater headroom for over clocking should you find it necessary to raise the base clock than will a set of 1866 ram's.