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Windows 7: can i use 2133 ram in a 1333 mobo?

08 Jan 2012   #1

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can i use 2133 ram in a 1333 mobo?

ok, sounds like a stupid question, i know, but if i purchase them by ende of tomarrow i get 25% off, and i plan on upgrading mobo soon. i have been generaly informed on another post that 1600 in 1333 should work, it will just operate at 1333 speed, is it the same with 2133?

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08 Jan 2012   #2

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
ok, sounds like a stupid question, i know, but if i purchase them by ende of tomarrow i get 25% off, and i plan on upgrading mobo soon. i have been generaly informed on another post that 1600 in 1333 should work, it will just operate at 1333 speed, is it the same with 2133?
just found out it may not work anyways because im running amd and it is designed quad channel for the i7, still opinions are good
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08 Jan 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
ok, sounds like a stupid question, i know, but if i purchase them by ende of tomarrow i get 25% off, and i plan on upgrading mobo soon. i have been generaly informed on another post that 1600 in 1333 should work, it will just operate at 1333 speed, is it the same with 2133?
figured i might post the exact ram im looking at because there may be more to it thatn frequency

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBZL
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09 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

As you haven't posted your exact motherboard type, it's hard to say.

Some will tell you that there's no such thing as quad channel RAM, but I dimly recall that some obscure RAM settings may be optimized for quad channel.

If AMD motherboards are like Intel ones, leaving the BIOS settings at default causes RAM faster than DDR3-1333 to run at 1333. To get the rated frequency, an XMP profile must be enabled in the BIOS settings, or the frequency, timings, and voltage can be set manually. (Note that the RAM that you link to specifies 1.6V at 2133.)
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09 Jan 2012   #5

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
As you haven't posted your exact motherboard type, it's hard to say.

Some will tell you that there's no such thing as quad channel RAM, but I dimly recall that some obscure RAM settings may be optimized for quad channel.

If AMD motherboards are like Intel ones, leaving the BIOS settings at default causes RAM faster than DDR3-1333 to run at 1333. To get the rated frequency, an XMP profile must be enabled in the BIOS settings, or the frequency, timings, and voltage can be set manually. (Note that the RAM that you link to specifies 1.6V at 2133.)
no theres quad channel, its the new i7, the lga 2011 socket is quad channel... its the first, and only quad channel im aware of, before that it was a marketing gimmick to make 4 sticks sound prettyer.

as for my mobo AS OF NOW, it is still a stock HP motherboard, but like i said, im upgrading in a couple months, i was just hoping to get a chance to try the new ram if i could to see if it was DOA since it may be more than a month before i get my new mobo... but understandably it may not work with my current mobo simply because hp may not have given me the option
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09 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
As you haven't posted your exact motherboard type, it's hard to say.

Some will tell you that there's no such thing as quad channel RAM, but I dimly recall that some obscure RAM settings may be optimized for quad channel.

If AMD motherboards are like Intel ones, leaving the BIOS settings at default causes RAM faster than DDR3-1333 to run at 1333. To get the rated frequency, an XMP profile must be enabled in the BIOS settings, or the frequency, timings, and voltage can be set manually. (Note that the RAM that you link to specifies 1.6V at 2133.)
now i just noticed somthing about the board im GOING to buy... after the 2133 option for ram on new egg in its specs, it says "(OC)." does that meen it doesn't really support 2133, can just overclock to 2133? or is there somthing im not understanding about it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265
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09 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Go on www.crucial.com

And find your motherboard by going through the options. Then when found click "view all compatible ram"

It will give you a list of all current ram that will work.

But there's no point getting 2133mhz ram, you won't notice a performance difference between that and 1333mhz in day to day computing.

Quad channel memory is expensive for what it is.. Which is no different from dual channel.

Corsair vengeance 1866mhz 8gb kits are around 40 and a bargain at that. I run mine at 1333mhz either way.

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09 Jan 2012   #8

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
Go on RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com

And find your motherboard by going through the options. Then when found click "view all compatible ram"

It will give you a list of all current ram that will work.

But there's no point getting 2133mhz ram, you won't notice a performance difference between that and 1333mhz in day to day computing.

Quad channel memory is expensive for what it is.. Which is no different from dual channel.

Corsair vengeance 1866mhz 8gb kits are around 40 and a bargain at that. I run mine at 1333mhz either way.

im afraid to say that i dont trust crucial. they where wrong abot my mobo last time i did it and also said i could use 1600 ram in my mobo which i cant. believe me when i say as a 3d developer, faster ram is important. and between that, rendering, and gaming, thats far from "day 2day" thank u for your concern in purpose but for what im using it for. i know exactly what i need
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09 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

well gaming it will make 0 difference between 1033 and 2133mhz, any bench mark tests will prove this.

ok fair enough rendering and graphics design do benefit from fast ram, however to get the most out of it youd also need a CPU that can match its pace, intel socket 2011 is where to go.

Also its great having a high powered CPU and ram, but youll hit another bottle neck in the form of mechanical hard drives, yes you saved time rendering, but youll still have to wait all the same to save and load images, soo and SSD would also be a suggestion even just for gaming, youll cut loading times in half.
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09 Jan 2012   #10

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
well gaming it will make 0 difference between 1033 and 2133mhz, any bench mark tests will prove this.

ok fair enough rendering and graphics design do benefit from fast ram, however to get the most out of it youd also need a CPU that can match its pace, intel socket 2011 is where to go.

Also its great having a high powered CPU and ram, but youll hit another bottle neck in the form of mechanical hard drives, yes you saved time rendering, but youll still have to wait all the same to save and load images, soo and SSD would also be a suggestion even just for gaming, youll cut loading times in half.
ssd is on the list already but ty. so what is the highest speed frequency i could get on an lga 1155 you think because im getting an i7 2600k im thinking
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