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I plan on using the GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P, along with a Phenom II for now. But would like to take the FX chips in to consideration when selecting ram. So which type sticks should go with this build? Is (1600) ok? Any advise on some great sticks at a great price? I'm currently looking at these. (Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00)
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1866 cas 8 thumb.gif
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Thanks man, those sticks look really nice. I hope I cant talk them in to upping the budget for them. Do you think I will be able to run them at full speed while still using a Phenom II 550BE chip?

"edit" Wow, I just noticed the prom code offer. That makes it only like $5.00 more.. NIce
Edited by pshootr - 9/1/13 at 4:15am
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Thanks man, those sticks look really nice. I hope I cant talk them in to upping the budget for them. Do you think I will be able to run them at full speed while still using a Phenom II 550BE chip?
Honestly i don't know man, probably could work if you unlock the 2 extra cores, enabling acc option and raising the cpu multiplier, BTW that mobo supported.
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I would run them at 1600 then when they upgrade the cpu then run them at 1866.
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Cool beans, sounds good. Thanks alot guys!
Edited by pshootr - 9/1/13 at 7:35pm
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Selling my 2133 mhz vengeance ram, 8 gb. PM me if you're interested.
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