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Hi i just recently bought ram for my computer and i wonder does the kingston genesis (hyper X) work well with amd or are they made to work better with intel cause all i see on there own page is intel intel intel.. so it got me abit confused.. link > http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/HyperX/Genesis
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DDR3 is DDR3 simply put, you will be able to use it with AMD.. the reason they market it for Intel is because of XMP which is Intel proprietary so the XMP feature will only work on Intel platforms.. but thats it, the RAM will still work fine with AMD thumb.gif
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what kit of ram did you buy? if its a dual channel DDR3 it should work fine with AMD. i don't think RAM can be made to work better on AMD or Intel or there shouldn't be much of a difference.
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DDR3 is DDR3 simply put, you will be able to use it with AMD.. the reason they market it for Intel is because of XMP which is Intel proprietary so the XMP feature will only work on Intel platforms.. but thats it, the RAM will still work fine with AMD thumb.gif

oh okay.. well i'm clueless when it comes to this thing's .. but thanks alot for clearing that up for me!
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what kit of ram did you buy? if its a dual channel DDR3 it should work fine with AMD. i don't think RAM can be made to work better on AMD or Intel or there shouldn't be much of a difference.

this http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=649839 to be precise but what confuses me even more is that ones i got from the order was grey? and while cpu-z tells me one part number it wont show up on search at the kingston webpage either.. did i get the wrong sticks or was it just a different color
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Hi i just recently bought ram for my computer and i wonder does the kingston genesis (hyper X) work well with amd or are they made to work better with intel cause all i see on there own page is intel intel intel.. so it got me abit confused.. link > http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/HyperX/Genesis

In theory all DDR3 RAM should work on both Intel and AMD PCs. Unfortunately that is not always the case.

The Kingston RAM you linked to above does show it's suppose to be compatible with both AMD and Intel systems though they are suggesting the AMD systems use 1.7v + which is usually not necessary with most DDR3 RAM as the default DDR3 RAM voltage is typically 1.5v. They even suggest higher voltages on Intel systems too so this might not be the best RAM but it should work. There is plenty of DDR3 RAM that runs reliably at 1.5v and some low voltage DDR3 RAM that runs as low as 1.25v.

Some RAM suppliers offer the same RAM in different colors. The gray may be a new offering???
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