Originally Posted by mikemartinco
Ya they just aren't moving at all. I lowered the fsb to 215 which allows the ram at the 1720 999 I said earlier. Can't change one timing or voltage or I get no post. S is crucial ram king or what Ivan keeps insisting on them. I'll just come out and say it.
I need ram that will pull 2400 and the lowest timings possible.
Also has to allow me to overclock it unlike what I'm dealing with now.
Also has to comply with a lot of mobos as I will most likely move to asus later
So far I'm still loving the plats 2133 1.5v and I guess some version of crucial is now on the table
Samsung magic doesn't interest me
I've always had a bad feeling about gskill so I want to stay away this time
I like light up ram, avexir, tracers, plats but not a deal breaker
So anyone got any product link suggestions? It's daytime now people should be getting up
All the stuff posted above is Hynix inside, which likes loose timings and high mhz, so not your cup of tea for performance on AMD platform. Good for very high 3ghz validations only...
Crucial sticks like the ones I mentioned can tighten violently say cl8 at 2400mhz, so they are ideal for AMD and they need voltage for that, which an AMD rig has no problem in delivering whilst running safely.
Have you read the thread I posted before? It shows results with those Crucial sticks and explains how to get the good ones.
Here goes again: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?285545-Meet-the-new-Spartans..err-Ballistix
Also, ram brands are not really important. What's essential is the chips they have inside which the manufacturer won't tell, so you gotta figure it out.
Check the ocn ram addict club thread in my sig, there you can see a few tables with how to figure out the insides of most popular brands. (g.skill and corsair are there)
What you want normally is ram rated for 2000mhz or higher, with certain exceptions like the Crucials and generic Samsung which isn't binned at all and it's a crapshoot. Binned low rated chips will suck ad eternum like yours man.
EDIT: Get one or two sets, and be ready to return the sucky ones btw...They go for 69usd at the Egg
currently.Edited by ivanlabrie - 4/18/13 at 7:39am