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What 16 GB RAM for AMD 990?

Feb 22, 2009
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System Name Artas1984
Processor Intel Core i7 5775C
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 2X8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz CL8
Storage Samsung Evo 850 M.2 500 GB & Western Digital SE 6 TB
Display(s) Dell S2415H
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Power Supply Corsair AX860
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I want to pick up 4X4 Gb RAM for Gigabyte 990XA-UD3, and i have found these modules:

Kingston Hyperx 16 Gb 1866 MHz C9
Patriot AMD Edition 1866 MHz C9 or 1600 MHz C8
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1866 MHz C9 or 1600 MHz C8

There are other RAM, but those have a too high heatsink, or are considerably more expensive.
So, what is this AMD Edition RAM and does it offer any benefit?
Jun 26, 2008
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Processor AMD FX-4350
Motherboard Gigabye GA-970A-D3P
Cooling Enermax ETD-T60-VD - 7 x 120mm case fans
Memory Kingston HyperX 2x4GB@1600mhz
Video Card(s) Asus R9 380
Storage Kingston V300 240GB SSD + WD Green 2TB
Display(s) ACER K212HL 27" + Haier 55"
Case Enermax Ostrog (Red)
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA B2 750W
Software Win10 64bit
Two 2x8gb modules would be better. Do they have those where u r?


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Jun 16, 2012
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System Name Infernal Contraption
Processor AMD FX 8150
Motherboard Gigabyte 990XA-UD3
Cooling Antec Kuhler H20 620
Memory 16 gig. Corsair Vengance DDR3 1600 LP
Video Card(s) Galaxy/Nvidia GTX 560 2gb
Storage OCZ 60g. SSD/Seagate 2Tb. 7200rpm
Display(s) Asus
Case Lian Li PC-60FN
Audio Device(s) Onboard HD
Power Supply Seasonic X750
Software Win. 7 Ult. 64/ SUSE 12.1 64
What cpu and mainboard are you going to use it with? You'll want to balance the ram to what what the mainboard and the processor can handle. Your Gigabyte 990XA can handle up to DDR3 2000, while your Phenom II I believe is limited to DDR3 1333. You can buy the faster ram and underclock it to 1333 if you're planning to eventually upgrade the processor. If not you'll want to look at DDR3 1333 ram... As a plus it might be a bit cheaper too.


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Aug 3, 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
System Name O'Neill By Design
Processor i5-3570 not k 4.3ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 extreme 6
Cooling Coolermater V8
Memory Patriot G2 DDR3 1600mhz (Overclocked to 2200mhz)
Video Card(s) 2x GIGABYTE GTX 560(GV-N56GOC-1GI)
Storage 60GB Patriot Pyro SSD, 2TB WD Black
Display(s) An Aussie 40" Full HD Led Lcd(Samsang Panel)
Case Cooler Master HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC898 onboard
Power Supply Corsair GS-600(yes it runs 2x gtx 560)
Benchmark Scores SuperPi:8.265sec, Pifast: 16.44, WPrime 32m 6.895sec, Unigine Heaven-basic preset : 2638.12, 3D Mark
I use patriot g2 1600mhz and i can oveclock it to 2000mhz with ease