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Guys I'm struggling here I can't make my mind up on what memory I want to use on my ASUS Sabertooth mobo 990FX. I'm trying to keep a low latency but higher freq but just cant find it. Any help would be awesome.
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How much RAM do you need and how much are you planning to spend? What CPU are you using?

For 1600Mhz there's these kits:

7-8-8-24
G.SKILL Ripjaws: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231536
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231537

8-8-8-24
G.SKILL Ripjaws: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445
G.SKILL Ares: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231548
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295
Crucial Ballistix 8GB Low Profile: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148655

For 1866Mhz:
Crucial Ballistix 8GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148560

There are more kits but I was looking for ones that use 1.5V or lower, so you don't have to manually set the voltage in your bios. With those kits you still need to load the XMP profile and/or manually set the timings.

If it was me I would get the Crucial Low Profile memory, it runs with very low voltage and you have room to add much more RAM in the future. If you shop around you should be able to find better deals on the RAM. There is even higher speed RAM but I didn't list it because not all AMD CPU's can run RAM higher than 1866MHz. The FX series specs state that they support up to 1866 but only with 2 memory sticks installed, the Phenom II are rated at 1333mhz, but most can run 1600Mhz with 2 sticks fine, with 4 it's hard to get the memory stable.

Edit: Fixed a link
Edited by xxpenguinxx - 10/8/13 at 12:47pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston V300 120GB Seagate Sata II 1TB Seagate Sata II 500GB WD Sata II 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial MX200 500GB Corsair H80i XIGMATEK XAF-F1255 Lian Li EX-36A1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit Dell 2009W IBM Model M Corsair HX850 
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post #3 of 3
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Okay now I know you know what your talking about because all that information applies to my board and thanks for the recommendations. Mine uses 1866 at 1600. If I can get a decent set of 2x 8GB for 16GB total then that would be awesome. But I will most likely go with 2x 4GB for a total of 8GB. Again thanks a lot for the information. It seems their are a lot more 5 star reviews for the crucial brands and I have had no problems with my labtop memory which is also Crucial made. So smile.gif thanks again.
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