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Anyone know what would be some good memory to pair the CV up with? I can't decide whether I should go for 8gb of 1600 low timing ram or 8gb of 2000 with bit higher timings. I've heard that AMD runs better with lower timings than higher frequency, is this still true?
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We don't know anything about the BD chip, but for The Phenom II they like lower timing vs. speed.
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post #3 of 7
That's true but I think you'll have to wait to see.

Just get the 8 gb 2000 mhz higher timings kit and downclock/tighten if need be, That way your prepared for either.
post #4 of 7
Expect AM3+ CPU memory tolerance to be even better than current AM3 CPUs (incl. Thuban). DDR3-1866 official rating, and I'm assuming plenty of headroom. I haven't any idea if the "lower speed lower timing can equal higher" argument will remain true though.
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Alright, looks like I'll go with the 2000mhz kit then! Thank you for the advice everyone.
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Just get these. I'm guessing since Bulldozer supports 1866mhz native, running 2133mhz won't be too much of a struggle. And if you can't hit 2133mhz, I'm sure they will do 1866 CAS 8 or lower which is pretty good anyway.
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Just get these. I'm guessing since Bulldozer supports 1866mhz native, running 2133mhz won't be too much of a struggle. And if you can't hit 2133mhz, I'm sure they will do 1866 CAS 8 or lower which is pretty good anyway.
Was just looking at those, anyone like them? Opinions?
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