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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I want to buy a MSI X79A-GD45 mainboard for this board I need memory.

I can buy 1600Mhz cl8 memory but also 2400Mhz cl11 memory, the latter would be the better choice I think.

This mainboard supports DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1800*/2133*/2400*(OC)

My question can I use 2400Mhz memory and just let it run on 2400Mhz without any problems? does this cause more instability or other problems/side notes?
Edited by turboturbine - 5/7/13 at 12:29pm
post #2 of 5
Your CPUs IMC will still have to be able to run at 2400mhz. Just because the MB supports 2400 doesnt mean that the CPU will run it without issue. 2133 is a good middle ground. Its faster than 1600, but not fast enough that IMCs have problems keeping up.
post #3 of 5
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OK good to know, it is a i7 3930K, the mb manufacturer is not very clear with that, they only write about those supported memory speeds nothing more.
post #4 of 5
I would get some Crucial Ballistix Sport Very low profile memory, that ships at 1.35V 1600mHz CL9, and overclocks like a champ. It is basically better Samsung wonder RAM. You could take that to 2133mHz 1.5V CL9 easily, in most situations. Might take a bit more voltage, hell, those are great modules.
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i7 3770k MAXIMUS V FORMULA EVGA 680 FTW+ 4GB  16GB (2x8GB) G.SKILL Trident X 2400mHz CL10 1.65V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Seagate SV35.5 2TB 64MB cache 7200 RPM HDD LG blu-ray R/W Heatkiller CU 3.0 Nickel/Black 115X 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP355 w/ Petra's Mod Top Undecided radiator config 12mm OD push fittings, and E22 12mm acrylic tubing Slackware 64-bit 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Arch Linux 64-bit Asus 24" 1920x1080 LED Rosewill 9000 w/ MX Blues Seasonic X650 
CaseMouseMouse PadOther
Scratch build test bench Logitech G600 black Xtrac Ripper XXL 2x Corsair AF 140mm quiet edition case fans 
Other
Promilatech PK-1 
AudioAudioAudioOther
**Possibly used** HifiMan HE-500 headphones **USED** Schiit Lyr headphone amp Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC EK Nickel CSQ 680+ Waterblock 
OtherOtherOther
2x Aplhacool NexXxos UT60 360mm full copper rad... 6x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM fans 10 meters of 12mm OD nickel plated copper pipe,... 
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I found Crucial Ballistix Tactical cl8 1600MHz 1.35volt
They sell for 48 euro its a dual channel 8gb kit

The sport is in 1.5 but also 1.35 volt available the 1.35v cl9 goes for 70 euro.
The tactial seems to be the best choice at this moment.

The fact that I buy the i7 3930k does not mean I am rich orso, I can buy a never used one in a box for the price of a i7 3770k.

A pity I have to say good bye to old PCI, though not a big deal.
Edited by turboturbine - 5/7/13 at 1:52pm
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