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Windows 7: MB Memory Standard

09 Sep 2009   #1
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 
MB Memory Standard

"Memory Standard DDR3 2000(OC)/1866(OC)/1800(OC)1600(OC)/1333"

I have been looking at motherboard specs and come across this memory standard. Could some one explain what this means?

No, I am not all that bright, just ask 1 of my many ex-wives.

Thank you.

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09 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OC stands for Over Clocked.

If I'm reading it right, it will support native 1333Mhz RAM, and any of the other items which will all be 1333Mhz RAM overclocked to whatever number it is (1600,1800,1866, or 2000)
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09 Sep 2009   #3
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Thanks Zen.

Would DDR3 1600 (PC12800) work OK?

I'm finding this computer build deal is a wee bit more technical than when I put the rear speaker in my 1955 Ford.
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09 Sep 2009   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Thanks Zen.

Would DDR3 1600 (PC12800) work OK?

I'm finding this computer build deal is a wee bit more technical than when I put the rear speaker in my 1955 Ford.
Computers have changed quite a bit since 1955.

Each motherboard is different. For instance, mine supports 533, 667, 800, 1066. UNLESS I use 4x 2GB chips. Then it only supports 533, 667. Read the specs, in detail, for each mobo. My board manual has a single sentence addressing this bummer of a detail.
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09 Sep 2009   #5
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Thanks Antman - this is my 1st venture into building a machine, and trying to match all the components is a little trickier than I expected.

Where is that Front-Rear-Both switch when you need it?
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09 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Should work just fine. Better make sure your computer is a dual channel or tri channel though.

Dual channel meaning use 2 sticks of ram (usually 2 * 2gb), Tri meaning 3 (3 * 2gb or 3 * 1gb).
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09 Sep 2009   #7
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I think I've got that covered Zen 00 - plan to use Corsair XMS 53 memory - 6*2gb sticks - i7-950 (975?) processor. Looking at a ASUS P6T board, get a little confused with all the memory numbers.

This board is great when it comes to helping others.
Thank you very much.
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09 Sep 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
...Where is that Front-Rear-Both switch when you need it?
Chuckle. Black tape, of course.
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09 Sep 2009   #9
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Chuckle. Black tape, of course.
Once I figure out the memory sticks deal, I'll use the black tape to hold'm in place.
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09 Sep 2009   #10

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Thanks Zen.

Would DDR3 1600 (PC12800) work OK?

I'm finding this computer build deal is a wee bit more technical than when I put the rear speaker in my 1955 Ford.
That would work fine and if you choose not to overclock it to 1600 then the system will downclock it to 1333. You should always buy ram clocked a notch higher than you intend to run it at otherwise you end up taxing it pretty hard when you overclock and it will never act the way you hoped it would.

From what I have seen taking ram rated 1600 and putting it on a board that will support up to 1600(OC) then clocking the ram up to the 1600 causes it to run hot and puts a cramp in your overall system overclock due to the high heat. On the other hand if you buy ram rated at 1800 for a board that supports up to 1800 and you only want 1600 speed and you clock the ram in at 1600 rather than push the full 1800 the ram can handle you run much cooler and get a better overall system clock because you no longer have to battle heat issues in the ram area.
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