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Just pulled the trigger on an amazing deal of G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3 2133 8GB (2x4GB) F3-17000CL9D-8GBSR / 9-11-10-28.

I was wondering, will it work in an Asus M5a97? Not the Evo board....

Was thinking of going llano or waiting for trinity, but I'm just gonna get a 960 and a decent OC'ing board and be done with it for a while.

Ram is 1.65v as well btw.
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Yeah it is supported by m5a97. 2133 mhz can only be achieved by overclocking. But memory overclocking depends mostly on CPU because memory controller is now embedded in Processor's die which is called IMC (Integrated Memory Controller). Generally there is no AMD CPU that can run memory at 2133 mhz EXCEPT AMD FX CPUs. Therefore you won't be able to run at 2133 mhz if you dont have at least FX CPU. Some people ran over 2100 mhz with Phenom II X6, but its too hard and is not stable for 24/7......well.....what cpu will you use with this motherboard and memory ?
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Yeah it is supported by m5a97. 2133 mhz can only be achieved by overclocking. But memory overclocking depends mostly on CPU because memory controller is now embedded in Processor's die which is called IMC (Integrated Memory Controller). Generally there is no AMD CPU that can run memory at 2133 mhz EXCEPT AMD FX CPUs. Therefore you won't be able to run at 2133 mhz if you dont have at least FX CPU. Some people ran over 2100 mhz with Phenom II X6, but its too hard and is not stable for 24/7......well.....what cpu will you use with this motherboard and memory ?

oic... I was gonna pair it with a 960T and hope for an unlock. I should therefore be able to downclock it to 1866 and tighten the timing though right? Or would I be better off canceling the order...
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Yes, you should be able to run with a lower Freq 1866 to 2000MHz but with tighter timing. Tighter timing and higher NB Freq is what you'd be looking at with those and they should help achieve this. It's a go in my book! Have a look in my rig sig and you'll see where mine are running as an example. They're not the same kit you're looking at but should give you an idea. FYI, I just set these up a week ago and am in the process of tightening them now. Very happy with what I have.
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Yes, you should be able to run with a lower Freq 1866 to 2000MHz but with tighter timing. Tighter timing and higher NB Freq is what you'd be looking at with those and they should help achieve this. It's a go in my book! Have a look in my rig sig and you'll see where mine are running as an example. They're not the same kit you're looking at but should give you an idea. FYI, I just set these up a week ago and am in the process of tightening them now. Very happy with what I have.

Yea that looks sweet. A 1090T at 4.2+ making me drool.gif I'd be happy at anywhere from 3.7 to 4+ on this chip, and if it unlocks a core or 2 that would be a sweet little bonus.

Yea, and I've been reading into NB OC as well, seems most PII chips are held back by a very modest NB freq, and a little NB tweaking can often be better than going for simply a max CPU freq OC... or so I'm reading. I can't wait for this. I've done some basic OC'ing but I've got the itch to do something... harder. I've rarely spent much time on voltages and I haven't had much of any experience OC'ing or tuning ram, or NB. Usually it was simply dropping the Ram b4 OC'ing on Athlon II's or just simply multi change and a small volt tweak for CPU. I get some REAL OC'ing experience this time around.

Hence the crazy ram. Going from 4GB DDR2 1066 CL5 to 8GB DDR3 2133 CL9 should be fun.Also going from a 4+1 to a decent sinked board will be nice. Quality parts certainly make a big difference.
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oic... I was gonna pair it with a 960T and hope for an unlock. I should therefore be able to downclock it to 1866 and tighten the timing though right? Or would I be better off canceling the order...

Yeah ! You can tighten timing with lower frequency with no problem thumb.gif . This will be a good buy and may also last for future 2+ years as factory clock is great at good voltage.
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