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Need info on RAM to install on new mobo

By rafdmr24
Mar 17, 2015
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  1. Hey guys, I've just upgraded my 5 year old pc with almost everything new. I got an Asus Maximus VII Ranger & an i7-4790k cpu & other new stuff except my graphics card & ram, 2 x 8gb Hyper X Fury 1600mhz. What I don't understand is reading the manual about the speed of ram I can install.

    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports IntelĀ® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

    I would like to install higher speed rams like 2400mhz or higher if possible (are there even 3000++ mhz ddr available? Looking at my local shop, 2400mhz ddr3 is the highest) without overclocking but I'm lost at the " (O.C) " bit. Do I need to overclock them to get at that speed or can I just get rams that are made at that speed? Thanks!
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    The OC means you will need to OC your motherboard to use RAM rated at that speed. If you are not planning on OCing, just get the 1600/1333 Mhz modules.

    BTW the average person would never notice the differences in RAM speeds. Memory is not the bottleneck in computing.
     
  3. rafdmr24

    rafdmr24 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Ah.. okay.. I get it now.. Thanks Clifford!
     

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