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Hey all,

It's been a while since I've shopped for memory, and I'm a little rusty on all of the terminology.

I've been a long time fan of G.Skill, so I was looking at buying this kit: G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-17000 2133MHz DDR3 RAM.

Will this be compatible with my current motherboard? I intend to upgrade to Haswell (or whatever Intel come out with next), and would like to get some memory that I can use both now and when I upgrade. I don't want to be having to buy more memory again.

Will this 2133 MHz memory work?

Furthermore, if there have been any manufacturer changes and you can recommend a better brand or a better kit (from the same website as above, please), I would be most grateful.

Thanks.
Edited by jNSK - 11/2/12 at 4:26pm
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post #2 of 6
It might not work at DDR3-2133 as that would require 213MHz BCLK on the CPU, but if you're planning to keep them underclocked now and overclock later - they are not a bad choice.
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Originally Posted by Sam OCX View Post

It might not work at DDR3-2133 as that would require 213MHz BCLK on the CPU, but if you're planning to keep them underclocked now and overclock later - they are not a bad choice.

Thanks for the reply. I'd be running them at 2100 MHz for now.

I just pulled the trigger on this kit: G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-17000 2133MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-11-10-28 - RipjawsX Series. I changed my mind because these have better timings.

Shame they are an ugly colour though!
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Samsung http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096

y?



That's on Sandy Bridge..1156 will do 2000-ish

that Mhz get doubled to calculate the RAM frequency smile.gif

1124.8 X2=-? 2249.6?
 
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Samsung http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
y?

That's on Sandy Bridge..1156 will do 2000-ish
that Mhz get doubled to calculate the RAM frequency smile.gif
1124.8 X2=-? 2249.6?

Here's what I'm at right now:



As long as the RAM I just bought can do this in my current board (should be able to, right?) then I'm OK smile.gif
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the ripjaws your ordered should be able to come close to that, timings maybe be as spec'd unless you can tighten them.. so yeah they should run around the same speed you have now. smile.gif
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