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post #1 of 17
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Hey OCers!

Been out of the high end rig building and OCing for quite some time now; but i have been contemplating a new build. Ive been eyeing the i9-7900X for the cpu. while doing research, it says that it will support ddr4 2666. Am i meant to believe that this is the fastest memory i can use with this proc when the mobo will support faster?
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post #2 of 17
2666Mhz is guaranteed by Intel. But the 7900x can easily go over that speed. I'd suggest 3200Mhz CL14 4x8gb ram, very easy to obtain those speeds from the cpu's IMC.

Ram can overclock past their rated speeds too. So getting up to 3600MHz+ is very possible.
    
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post #3 of 17
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2666Mhz is guaranteed by Intel. But the 7900x can easily go over that speed. I'd suggest 3200Mhz CL14 4x8gb ram, very easy to obtain those speeds from the cpu's IMC.

Ram can overclock past their rated speeds too. So getting up to 3600MHz+ is very possible.

Cool. I was eyeing these https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232409&ignorebbr=1
with this https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119015&ignorebbr=1
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post #4 of 17
The board is nice, I have it.


You'll want 4x8gb for quad channel. Dual channel , there will be a performance hit.
    
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

The board is nice, I have it.


You'll want 4x8gb for quad channel. Dual channel , there will be a performance hit.

Yeah buddy! i have 2 kits in my cart. Thanks for your help mang.
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post #6 of 17
No problem.thumbsupsmiley.png

I'm sure it's fine, but if you could, try and get a qualified quad channel set instead of doing two dual channel sets as quad. Never know if you could have an issue.
    
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post #7 of 17
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got any good suggestions?
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post #8 of 17
Spending a little more for RGB :

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232488

Not sure if you're into those, but the only 3200MHz 4x8gb cl14 sticks rated for quad at newegg.
    
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post #9 of 17
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Hmmmm interesting. guess ill have to do some more digging on the RAM. if i do go with with the 2 separate kits, i hope it wont be an issue. Cheers brother! thanks again thumb.gif
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post #10 of 17
RAM is RAM. If you get two identical dual channel kits, they should work just fine. Selling them in kits is simply marketing.

Rather than just throwing money at a new build, it would be better if you told us the system's intended use so we can give you better feedback on the components you want.
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