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I have bought 1100t cpu and asus crosshair extreme mobo.. I need to order ram like yesterday. What do you run or recommend.Ive read till my eyes are bleeding and have made a big deal by reading to much I think at this point.Whats in your machine?
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If you can find any cl7 memory 1866 or higher pick it up. You will likely hit a wall at 1866 anyway.

Cl6 1600 would be a good buy also.
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Originally Posted by jacobthellamer View Post
If you can find any cl7 memory 1866 or higher pick it up. You will likely hit a wall at 1866 anyway.

Cl6 1600 would be a good buy also.
I was read somewhere to stay at 1600.Ill will see what I can find.Thanks
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i've had some GEIL Black Dragon in my system for a while which worked perfect.
had 1600Mhz and 8-8-8-28 timings,
now i've got Corsair Vengeance with 1866Mhz and 9-10-9-24 timings, and they work flawless too
so it's mostly a matter of preference
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My dominator's do well at 1866 8-9-8-24 but if you can get lower the timings it would be better.
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I have my G.SKILL PI Series @ 2000 7-9-7-24. My A-DATA is @ 1920 7-7-7-21... but these are expensive ones. G.SKILL was $150, A-DATA was $270
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Ok. With 2 DIMMs then 2000 is max. With 4 DIMMS about 1700-1800 is max. This are speeds that will not hurt your ocing the cpu.

EDIT
You need CPU-NB speed at less 3 x the memory clock base so you will not bottleneck the memory.

The base speed is in bewteen ( ).
1333 (667) = 2000
1600 (800) = 2400
1800 (900) = 2700
1866 (933) = 2799
2000 (1000) = 3000
Edited by dixson01974 - 6/7/11 at 6:53am
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i've had some GEIL Black Dragon in my system for a while which worked perfect.
had 1600Mhz and 8-8-8-28 timings,
now i've got Corsair Vengeance with 1866Mhz and 9-10-9-24 timings, and they work flawless too
so it's mostly a matter of preference
When I called corsair they told me do not use the Vengence series at all???
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-147-_-Product
Id like to have 16 gig this little more then I had planned on spending. Is this a product you all would feel comfortable with? Overclocking is or isnt more difficult with the size/amount of ram? What would be the pro and cons running 8 v.s. 16 besides the obvious? Need to order it today have 15 % of memory code that expires soon
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