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Says memory type supported is 1866, I was looking at getting RAM that is 2133mhz will this cause any problems with bottle-necking or anything else?

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Says memory type supported is 1866, I was looking at getting RAM that is 2133mhz will this cause any problems with bottle-necking or anything else?
No.
But you may have to manually configure the memory in your BIOS to get it to actually run at that speed
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http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-8370.html

well you want anything for memory speed support 1866 and 2400mhz!
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Shouldn't have any problems. My friend is running DDR3 2133 with a FX-8350.
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If you can get NB at 2600 Or higher you can run 2600RAM wink.gif
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2600 is hard to achieve in my experience.

I would stick with 2133 or similar with FX chips if I were you. If you have a high-end board then 2400 is OK also.
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I was looking at getting RAM that is 2133mhz will this cause any problems with bottle-necking or anything else?
High latency RAM can provide either no speed increase or actually be slower. Also, one advantage of 1866 RAM is that it can be found in 1.5V form which can help with overclocking. But, you can generally downclock 2133 RAM to run at 1866 and 1.5V.

Use Memtest (8 instances) in Windows and Aida64 memory benchmarks to find stability (Memtest then Prime Blend) and performance (Aida64). Optimal settings with minimize latency while also having a decent clock speed. I have found, so far, better performance with 2133 on my board and with my RAM than at 2400, since I can get much lower latency at 2133.

The maximum speed also depends on how many sticks of RAM you have. If you have four sticks you probably won't reach 2133 as easily. It's best to stick with two sticks.
Edited by superstition222 - 11/25/15 at 5:10am
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You can always run high speed ram at lower frequeinces at tighter timings thumb.gif
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