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I don't remember... help

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'm shopping for parts for a new system I'm building. For the motherboard I'm looking at, the official product page says:

"4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory"

I'm looking at these two at the moment:


G.Skill Ripjaws

I haven't done this in a while and I've forgotten a lot. Will these two work out of the box, or do I need to overclock it myself? I'm also concerned if this ram will work with that board... like I said I haven't done this in a while.
Edited by Drahadis - 11/23/13 at 5:16pm
post #2 of 7
One. Why do you need that much RAM?
Two. If you're using that much RAM, why are you only using a H87 board and not a Z87 with an unlocked processor to maximize performance?

EDIT: You really don't need that fast of RAM . Haswell's price to performance is a good 1866Mhz kit. Some applications will see small improvements with faster RAM, though.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I need 32GB for this build, and I also accidentally mixed up the H board with the Z. Sorry. biggrin.gif Fixed! This is for an Adobe Suite system with a scratch disk for someone that works with some moderately or more demanding projects. Like 500MB to 1GB InDesign projects with at least several hundred pictures loaded with the project, plus Illustrator projects and Photoshop pictures in the tens of gigs (and probably larger later on). They have a computer at work that does it, but they want something at home that can do it for personal customers they work for on the side. They also mentioned their computer at work is a little slow and would like something faster. Its an off the shelf Dell with increased ram. jealoussmiley.gif So no surprise there. Is 2400 too much for that?

There's already a thread for this system but this thread is only about the RAM. I'm not sure about how the ram will work with it. If I get 2133 or 2400, would it work with the mobo out of the box or would I have to overclock it manually through the motherboards soft to make it work? I used to know this about five years ago, but its been a while.
Edited by Drahadis - 11/23/13 at 6:12pm
post #4 of 7
Haswell supports it so you will be just fine.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
But will it work out of the box or will I need to make it work by going into the bios and enabling it or overclocking it manually?

I also want to be careful about getting RAM that's compatible with this motherboard. Here's the support page for the RAM:


I noticed ASUS recommends G.Skill F3-2133C11Q-32GZL, but not F3-2133C10Q-32GXM or F3-2133C10Q-32GSR. Is there a reason for that?
post #6 of 7
They can't test every RAM stick in the world, that's why it isn't on their list. The only thing you will have to do is go into the BIOS settings and enable the XMP profile.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
I know what Bios is, but I don't remember what XMP is. It's been at least 5 years since I've built a PC. I don't usually have any problems, but you guys will be able to help me with that if I have a problem right? biggrin.gif

I'm just nervous cause I saw some newer i7's that didn't work with some motherboards.... I don't remember why, and I've gotten memory that didn't work with a motherboard for some obscure reason even though all the stats were fine. I don't remember what it was, I had to go through days of customer service to find out why. Returned it to the store I got it from, and got something else.
Edited by Drahadis - 11/23/13 at 10:48pm
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