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Which RAM is better for MSI board?

post #1 of 9
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I got the MC bundle (this MB and this CPU)

I heard that AMD is picky with memory. So I have a MSI board with 785G chipset running a Athlon II x4 640.

Which is better? (for running a HTPC 24/7 using Windows Server 2008 R2)

Crucial 1333 CL9
Corsair 1600 CL9
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post #2 of 9
For a HTPC you aren't going to notice a difference in either, might as well save $10.
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post #3 of 9
I would say the crucial ram is a little better, but both are fine.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211409
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231193
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145263
All these memory modules match the particular msi board. Alot of the G Skil ripjaws matches that board also. Newegg has 15% off all Desktop RAM with the code DKMEM15. Coupon ends today.

http://www.msi.com/uploads/test_report/TR10_1990.pdf
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^^I have to pay cash, so I can't do newegg. How did you determine that those match that board?
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Memory Channel Supported Dual Channel

Memory Speeds Supported DDR3-1600 (O.C.), DDR3-1333, DDR3-1066, DDR3-800
taken from MC. Any DDR3 that's dual channel (90%) will work, just find the cheapest set, really
post #7 of 9
Since when is the Crucial RAM better!? People, it's GENERIC memory. On custom builts you have a choice, you should get better performance memory; the better memory often costs the same or lower price. In addition, no one should be paying more than $35 for 2x2GB of 1333 CL9 memory anywhere; hence the Microcenter memory is a RIPOFF.

Microcenter has a very crummy memory selection; get that same Corsair XMS3 at Newegg and use the promo code DKMEM15, it is yours for $33, $23 AR. Better memory for less than half the price of the generic 1333 CL9s on Microcenter.

2 DIMMs at DDR3-1600 is capable on absolutely any AMD CPU revision/motherboard combo.

If you absolutely have to pay cash in-store, the Kingston 1600 9-9-9s here are the same price as the Crucial 1333 CL9s and are much, much better.
Edited by xd_1771 - 12/30/10 at 9:27pm
post #8 of 9
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^^I appreciate it.

I actually got Corsair DDR3 1600 from BB. Not particularly amazing, but I had reward zone points and a gift card, so got it for $15.

I hope that memory is decent?
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post #9 of 9
$15, that's awesome. Good luck with it
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