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Old 12-23-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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What would be the best kind of ram for a phenom ii x4 955 I've read their site and they say PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333MHz) AM3 but which producer would be best for it, g.skill, crucial and so on thanks.
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Never had issues with G.Skill, Crucial, or Patriot.

I recommend these two since I have used them in builds for some customers of mine.

G.Skill

Crucial, a bit pricey but GREAT ram and triple channel kit!
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Only the X58 chipset (the LGA1366 platform) can support Triple Channel RAM. He needs DDR3 Dual Channel. I always use OCZ as they have the highest compatibility as far as I am aware.
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Only the X58 chipset (the LGA1366 platform) can support Triple Channel RAM. He needs DDR3 Dual Channel. I always use OCZ as they have the highest compatibility as far as I am aware.
Ooops I totally didnt think of that LOL!!! Thanks for making that aware!
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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Does it matter if the ram is 10600 10666 or 10660


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The AMD website says that the phenom ii x4 955 supports up to 1333mhz but my motherboard can support 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz so can I use any of those or do I need to keep it with 1333 for my cpu?
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Ehh, for that system, I would stick with 1333. You can certainly take advantage of higher clocked RAM since you have the HT, but it's not a necessity at all. Now, if you don't mind spending extra money, then go with 1600MHz (PC3-12800) as that is a pretty damn fast speed.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:20 PM   #7
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this RAM is nice and cheap: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231276
it also has nice timings
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Gotta be careful with RAM that is specifically designed for the P55 chipset. Some of them have built in voltage limiters to 1.5-1.65 volts. Which I suppose isn't all bad as the DDR3 JEDEC spec says 1.6 volts, but it limits your overclocking by a little.
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I went with the OCZ Urban Ops ram while newegg still had it. I've gotten it up to 1600 without any problems.
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