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8GB 1866Mhz or 16GB 1600Mhz RAM With FX-8350?

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April 14, 2013 4:57:29 PM

What is better for use with the AMD FX-8350? I would have 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3 RAM but the 8350 only supports dual channel up to 1866Mhz then anything more is 1600Mhz (at least I think this). I have a Sabertooth 990FX Gen3.0 R2.0.
April 15, 2013 12:59:41 AM

What you mean is it supports dual channel with 1 dimm per channel up to 1866mhz, at 2 dimms per channel it drops down to 1600mhz. You might be able to manually set 2 dimms per channel to 1866Mhz but it is luck of the draw. Most people only need 8GB in a 2x4GB setup but if you want 16GB I would get 2x8GB so it can run at 1866Mhz. Reasons to get 16GB of ram are large high resolution video editing and VM's, ram disk and other uses but for most people that just game and do normal computing 8GB should be enough. Just my 2 cents...

Here is a decent 16GB set the might work http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 15, 2013 4:58:12 PM

What will you be doing with your computer? Everybody has their own reasons for getting what they want for their computer. If you just gaming and web surfing and you know that you only need 8gb for that and you still want to get 16gb then that's your choice and your paying for it so your ok with it. If you do need it for video editing then fine the more the better. That being the case I would get 16gb of 1866mhz ram. If the ram drops in speed because of the number of dims per channel then can't you change that in the bios?
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January 30, 2014 6:51:06 AM

utroz said:
What you mean is it supports dual channel with 1 dimm per channel up to 1866mhz, at 2 dimms per channel it drops down to 1600mhz. You might be able to manually set 2 dimms per channel to 1866Mhz but it is luck of the draw. Most people only need 8GB in a 2x4GB setup but if you want 16GB I would get 2x8GB so it can run at 1866Mhz. Reasons to get 16GB of ram are large high resolution video editing and VM's, ram disk and other uses but for most people that just game and do normal computing 8GB should be enough. Just my 2 cents...

Here is a decent 16GB set the might work http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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i am looking at purchasing 16gb
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i have heard the Ram will work at lower speeds if used with AMD fx 8350 as i recently purchased the processor.

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February 2, 2014 11:59:33 AM

thefrisbee995 said:
What is better for use with the AMD FX-8350? I would have 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3 RAM but the 8350 only supports dual channel up to 1866Mhz then anything more is 1600Mhz (at least I think this). I have a Sabertooth 990FX Gen3.0 R2.0.


Here is the straight truth. If you are not sure whether or not you need 16gb instead of 8gb, then you don't.

Why? People that need that amount of RAM already know it. If you use Maya, or Adobe CS products for your projects and work and programs of that nature, then you already know what demands those programs can put on your machine.

8GB is more than plenty for gaming.
8GB is more than plenty for every day use, including high usage that includes multiple programs being run at the same time.

Having 16 in your computer in stead of 8 is not going to make your game play any faster.

If you want to do that, get a better GPU, a faster CPU, or overclock what you have. If you want to speed up your computer in general and you have more 6gb or more already, look at a SSD and a faster CPU.

Otherwise, save your money because you will absolutely be wasting it. In fact, 8gb will get us by for years in the future.

End of story.

OWN3D!
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February 3, 2014 9:40:39 PM

smittycat88 said:
thefrisbee995 said:
What is better for use with the AMD FX-8350? I would have 16GB 1866Mhz DDR3 RAM but the 8350 only supports dual channel up to 1866Mhz then anything more is 1600Mhz (at least I think this). I have a Sabertooth 990FX Gen3.0 R2.0.


Here is the straight truth. If you are not sure whether or not you need 16gb instead of 8gb, then you don't.

Why? People that need that amount of RAM already know it. If you use Maya, or Adobe CS products for your projects and work and programs of that nature, then you already know what demands those programs can put on your machine.

8GB is more than plenty for gaming.
8GB is more than plenty for every day use, including high usage that includes multiple programs being run at the same time.

Having 16 in your computer in stead of 8 is not going to make your game play any faster.

If you want to do that, get a better GPU, a faster CPU, or overclock what you have. If you want to speed up your computer in general and you have more 6gb or more already, look at a SSD and a faster CPU.

Otherwise, save your money because you will absolutely be wasting it. In fact, 8gb will get us by for years in the future.

End of story.

OWN3D!


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