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Just placed an order for my Crosshair V, now i just need ram.

Does bulldozer need 1866mhz ram? Or can i get 1600 ram?

Was looking @ this ram: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Or get 1866 ram?
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I was looking at the same kit you are. The speed of the ram is dictated by the Mobo. So BD will be fine with any ram that is supported by the Mobo. But in terms of bottle necks. Obviously the faster the ram the better.

Also where did you order the board from? TD?

Me personally will not be OCing my ram but 1600 seems fine.
Edited by matty0610 - 10/6/11 at 6:36am
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I was looking at the same kit you are. The speed of the ram is dictated by the Mobo. So BD will be fine with any ram that is supported by the Mobo. But in terms of bottle necks. Obviously the faster the ram the better.

Also where did you order the board from? TD?

Me personally will not be OCing my ram but 1600 seems fine.
The thing is i was reading somewhere that bulldozer needs 1866 but not sure.

Got the Mobo from a webshop in holland 193 euro i sure hope bd will be good
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post #4 of 18
yeah bulldozer is supposed to work best with 1866 mhz RAM.
    
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cyclonic View Post
The thing is i was reading somewhere that bulldozer needs 1866 but not sure.

Got the Mobo from a webshop in holland 193 euro i sure hope bd will be good
Bulldozer doesn't "need" any specific ram, so the faster the better. I would suggest something like this if you're looking for a 4GB kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449

or something like these if you're looking for a 8GB kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231476
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Bulldozer doesn't "need" any specific ram, so the faster the better. I would suggest something like this if you're looking for a 4GB kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449

or something like these if you're looking for a 8GB kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231476
Those sets would cost me in holland over 125 euro Not worth the money imo
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Those sets would cost me in holland over 125 euro Not worth the money imo
Could you put a link to the store you will be buying the ram from? That would help us pick out some suitable ram at a good price
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post #8 of 18
i'd get some 2133mhz RAM ..always good to have headroom..i'll be using stt ddr2000 cl8 with bulldozer..AMD is ..good when it comes to RAM compatibility..unlike ahem..the latest & greatest from intel
 
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Seeing how Phenom natively supports 1333 yet most run 1600, I'd get 2000/2133 and OC the board to reach those speeds. Phenom chips naturally favor low timings over high clocks. If BD is similar, you can grab higher clocked RAM, reduce clocks and tighten the timings.

Either way, I would opt for 2000+mhz ram.
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Originally Posted by rusky1 View Post
Seeing how Phenom natively supports 1333 yet most run 1600, I'd get 2000/2133 and OC the board to reach those speeds. Phenom chips naturally favor low timings over high clocks. If BD is similar, you can grab higher clocked RAM, reduce clocks and tighten the timings.

Either way, I would opt for 2000+mhz ram.
I'm pretty sure BD is going to be different. If Llano is any indication of what we can expect with BD then we might be seeing 2400+ mhz ram on it.
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