Originally Posted by dalastbmills
Hello owners of the gigabyte 990fxa. I have decided to invest in the ud3 board and am a little stuck when it comes to selecting ram for the board. I've decided on 8gb but that is the only option I have figured out. I prefer corsair or gskill, but it doesn't matter. What should I get? I'm leaning towards 1866 corsair dominator, but I feel like I can get a cheaper set (cheaper then $160). Any input is appreciated!
Couple things to consider when looking at ram, some more obvious than others.
Speed, Timings, voltage, warranty and value added perks (Heat spreaders, looks)
The Sticks above are lower voltage than most sticks that will do 1600 at cas8 timings. relax the timing to cas9 and they will go 1866. Not to mention what just a TAD bit of voltage increase can net you.
I personally run these and I have been very impressed.
Ultimately, look for highest speed with the lowest timings at the lowest voltage. Don't let these "Uber crazy kool L33t sauce gaming
" memory kits fool you. most of them run up to 1.65 volts just so they can slap a sticker on the side of it that has higher speeds or tighter timings.Edited by MadGoat - 9/15/11 at 12:11pm