Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32

Thread: Ram compatabillity......




  1. #1
    P23UNK is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    114

    Question Ram compatabillity......

    I know this type of question gets asked every week but i am a novice at this. I have been looking at different makes and models of ram to upgrade my system as i play battlefield 3. I have tried to read up on the different speeds, types and makes of ram and have come across the corsair vengeance 16gb(4x4gb kit) Dual channel ddr3 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B. This seems to be a very good choice by what i have read but am still unsure. I tried to check weather it is compatible with my MOBO and found a site that says it is compatible up untill it hits 1600MHz then there is a star next to 1600MHz and 1800MHz with (OC) next to it. Does this mean i have to overclock my computer for it to run at these higher speeds? My system spec is
    MOBO - MSI P55M-GD45 (MS-7588)
    GPU - AMD Sapphire Radion HD 6950
    CPU - Intel i7 860 @ 2.8GHz
    RAM - Kingston 4GB (2x2GB)

    Any help would be great, or even some sudgestions for a better choice of ram.
    Cheers.

  2. #2
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    Those sould work fine in your motherboard, although you may need to tinker a bit in the BIOS to get 16GB stable but not always.
    http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-16g...4a1600c9b.html

    You may be better off stability-wise to pick out a 8GB kit 2x4GB, and that should be easier on your wallet and would be plenty to game with too.

  3. #3
    P23UNK is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    114

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    Cheers for that. What settings might need to be tweaked in the bios? Why might they be unstable? I'm just trying to learn as much as I can so I understand how to properly match ram with specific mobos and systems. Cheers.

  4. #4
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    16GB is a lot for any board, and those were made lately with more intention towards newer boards than P55, that's all I meant. Their page says it should be fine on any I3/5/7 board, so you should be alright, but you may need to tweak QPI/Vtt and possibly memory voltage since you'd be using it on an older board. Or you could enable XMP, that may set it stable for you right off the bat, if not you'll need to set a few things manually.

    If you do not need 16GB I suggest you don't buy it, it's often more hassle the more memory you use, and it can hold back overclocks if you are into that. If you only surf the web and game, ect but don't edit massive video files or run multiple virtual machines, you really shouldn't need 16GB and would be more than fine with an 8GB kit.

    If you want to be 100% sure what works with your board, you should google your board model and 8GB memory and see what memory models others are using in forums. MSI website should also have an old QVL list for memory they tested to be compatible back when the board launched, that might not help too much but I would look at it and see if any of those models are still for sale too.

  5. #5
    P23UNK is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    114

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    I have just gone ahead and bought myself the corsair 8GB vengance 2x4gb kit. I installed it and it registered fine so i though 'why not shove my old ram in too?' so i did. i am now running 2x4gb corsair vengance 1600MHz dual channel as well as 2x2gb kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/4G which i'm guessing is 1333MHz dual channel. Now.............. this is running fine, i have 12288Mb ram registered but the DRAM Frequency is 668MHz acording to CPU-Z. Would i be right in thinking that i can boost the DRAM Frequency in the BIOS to 1333MHz to get a better speed from all 4 sticks as i am limmited to the speed of my slowest ram set? If this is correct can someone please tell me how i do this and if it is safe to do so. Also i noticed the Command Rate has changed from 1T to 2T, is the as i am using both channels now? Cheers,
    P23unk.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham,Great Britain
    Posts
    9,250

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    Quote Originally Posted by P23UNK View Post
    I have just gone ahead and bought myself the corsair 8GB vengance 2x4gb kit. I installed it and it registered fine so i though 'why not shove my old ram in too?' so i did. i am now running 2x4gb corsair vengance 1600MHz dual channel as well as 2x2gb kingston KVR1333D3N9K2/4G which i'm guessing is 1333MHz dual channel. Now.............. this is running fine, i have 12288Mb ram registered but the DRAM Frequency is 668MHz acording to CPU-Z. Would i be right in thinking that i can boost the DRAM Frequency in the BIOS to 1333MHz to get a better speed from all 4 sticks as i am limmited to the speed of my slowest ram set? If this is correct can someone please tell me how i do this and if it is safe to do so. Also i noticed the Command Rate has changed from 1T to 2T, is the as i am using both channels now? Cheers,
    P23unk.
    thats normal in cpu-z,its ddr (double data rate) to you have to times what you see so 668x2=1336mhz<-- which is the speed your rams actually running at,not 668mhz
    change 2t to 1t,you might need a little more cpu/nb voltage maybe one or two clicks if unstable but should run 1t fine
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. #7
    P23UNK is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    114

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    That's great, cheers. Just after I posted that I looked in the BIOS and it said it was running at 1333mhz, now I understand why it was reading differently in CPU-z. What is the 1t and 2t and what is the difference between the two?

  8. #8
    P23UNK is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    114

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    Also i've just run prime95 to see how the ram is working and it registers all 12GB of ram but it only tests 4GB of it. Why would this be? Sorry for the newbie questions. Cheers

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Birmingham,Great Britain
    Posts
    9,250

    Default Re: Ram compatabillity......

    1t will be quicker than 2t,its a cycle of clocks that times the other cycles of ram timing and 1t is quicker

    as for prime 95 not sure,isnt there an option to test all available ram? blend test tests alot of ram,or run memtest86
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. #10
    P23UNK is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    114

    Question Re: Ram compatabillity......

    I have yet another RAM based question for you techs. I have now (after a new train of thought) decided to take out my old kingston ram and have left in the new corsair ram as it runs faster. I have now discovered my MOBO only supports up to 1333MHz and to get 1600 upwards you need to overclock. I am not trying to find out how to overclock my specific MOBO to accept 1600MHz RAM. I know there are a few different timings that can be tweaked and the voltage but having never tried anything like this before I would like some professional opinions before i go ahead and start tampering with, for all i know, a crutial setting of some sort.
    Cheers.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •