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Does AMD Phenom II X4 960T support DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) RAM?

post #1 of 25
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Good morning Every1..

I'm a first time builder and I'm planning to start to build today.
Can I put the DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) RAM into ASUS m5A97 mobo and AMD Phenom II X4 960T?
I'm sure mobo support the RAM, but not sure my CPU does..please help:blushsmil

Here is my build
ASUS M5A97,
AMD PhenomII X4 960T,
Seagate Barracuda 1TB,
EVGA 550Ti,
Cooler master 212+ CPU cooler
Rosewill Ranger,
G.Skill ripjawr X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
OCZFatalty 750W,
OCZ Agility SSD 60GB

If my CPU doesn't support, I need to exchange to 1600 or 1333...sadsmiley.gif

thanks
Edited by DJKraft - 4/30/12 at 4:33am
post #2 of 25
Officially, Phenom II's only support up to DDR3-1333. Generally 1600 is easy to do, 1800+ with some effort and luck. Keep in mind that more memory is harder on the memory controller, so your 2x4GB might not be able to run as fast as 2x2GB on the same platform. I'd still go for 2x4GB and the highest speed you can get since it's not that much more money. If you need to run the fastest memory, consider the FX-4100 instead of the 960T.
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post #3 of 25
Your board supports it, so you should be fine, if anything doesn't work with the memory (speed wise) I believe it will just be run at the fastest supported speed.

EDIT: The post above me, much better then what I gave you
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Thank you guys, please provide instruction for "Effort"..should I at leaset try to install it or just return and get 1600?jealoussmiley.gif
post #5 of 25
apparently even upwards of 2000 (post # 1389) . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club/1380

1600 is fast enough. you like your 750W?
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wow, Great !!

Thank you rdr09

well, I will try it today, not even start build yet:D

today will be D-day, cross finger:thumb:
post #7 of 25
PM hotrod about how to set the clock for the ram. Phenom's like tight timings over speed. I just set mine to the ram's manufacturer spec.

your chip might unlock and it will help to have another fan on your 212 and a good paste like MX-4. here is a guide to oc'ing . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys
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post #8 of 25
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There are too many Hotrod out there...confused.gif
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It supports even 2000, if you're lucky, so 1866 is a "no problem" in my opinion
Edited by IOSEFINI - 4/30/12 at 7:17am
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Correct me if I'm wrong..but I think you have to have 990 chipset to run 1866.
I know my 890GX does not like thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Thuban does run 1866..It all depends on the chipset.
 
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