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    Default Have I choosen the right RAM

    Hi Guys!

    Havent been here for ages but good to see that everything is going strong.
    I am in the process of upgrading from my trusty but outdated 775. I am going with 4770k and maximus IV formula. The only thing is that i focused so much on CPU and mobo that I havent put much thought on ram and i ordered this corsair xms 16gb CMX8GX3M1A1333C9. Will this bottleneck me anyhow (i would like to OC of course)

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    Default Re: Have I choosen the right RAM

    mobo data specs
    Motherboards - MAXIMUS VI FORMULA

    4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 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.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory




    your listed ram
    CORSAIR XMS3 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M1A1333C9 - Newegg.com

    Capacity8GBSpeedDDR3 1333Cas Latency9Timing9-9-9-24Voltage1.5V

    in short yes it will work
    it is by far the slowest option you could have chosen
    if you have the money i would sugest this instead
    Newegg.com - G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8G 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) Desktop Memory Model F3-2666C12D-16GTXD
    mind you that is an overclocking ONLY option
    if you want the option to be casual stick with what you have, or maybe bump it up 1 notch
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    Default Re: Have I choosen the right RAM

    Hi Calemus,

    Thanks for that . I actually know it will work as it was on QVL for that moobo, but i reckon it may bottleneck my OC . I was thinking of maybe changing them to those ones:

    Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8G 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMY16GX3M2A1866C9R (Red)

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    I like the Corsair choice the best, but the 1333MHz. will work for you.

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    Thanks Neil, but technically both are Corsairs :-). But yeah I will go wtih Vengance onces

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Thanks Neil, but technically both are Corsairs :-). But yeah I will go wtih Vengance onces
    The 1866MHz. speed RAM is what I should have said.

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    If you are planning on getting a Good OC I wouldnt go with anything less then 2400. 1333 is going to limit your OC if you get one at all lol. besides 1333 is too slow for any modern pc outside of a budget build.
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    Thanks Cyberburnout . I went with 1866 vengeance so should be better than what I chosen originally. I kinda ran out of a budget for anything better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Thanks Cyberburnout . I went with 1866 vengeance so should be better than what I chosen originally. I kinda ran out of a budget for anything better
    No Problem. I know what is like. I do the same thing every time I build a unit lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Thanks Cyberburnout . I went with 1866 vengeance so should be better than what I chosen originally. I kinda ran out of a budget for anything better
    1866 MHz. Vengeance will be a good performer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    1866 MHz. Vengeance will be a good performer.
    Agree. a heck of a lot better then 1333. I have 8GB Viper III Black Mamba 2400mhz in the Intel build and 16GB Hyper Predator 2133mhz in the AMD box. Both are awesome.
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    Thanks guys for all the input, I'll just have to wait and see then I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Thanks guys for all the input, I'll just have to wait and see then I guess

    Let us know how it goes. Want to see what kind of OC you get.
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