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Windows 7: Motherboard and Ram compatibility

29 Sep 2013   #1
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Motherboard and Ram compatibility

My motherboard will be here next week to go with the processor that I just received last week. I was just wondering if some of you who have the same board, could tell me what memory you bought that worked good with your motherboard. I'm looking for a 2x4GB pair total (8GB) in the range of 75-$100.00 I'd like to use G.SKILL 1600 speed if possible. Here's the board & processor Thanks!

Newegg.com - ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K


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29 Sep 2013   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I don't have your board, but I've had fantastic luck with Muskin Blackline RAM in all of my builds. There's never been a compatibility issue with any of my boards.
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29 Sep 2013   #3
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I don't have your board, but I've had fantastic luck with Muskin Blackline RAM in all of my builds. There's never been a compatibility issue with any of my boards.
Thanks for the tip!
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29 Sep 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I don't have that board but I can tell you I see no issues with running any G Skill ram with that rig, in fact i would look to up the speed and go with 2x4gb in at least 1866 or 2133 mhz as the price increase will be marginal and this is the time to go for speed, heck you can push that bad boy all the way to these or beyond:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-8GSR
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29 Sep 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm sure any of these will work, check the Features tab. I like the Sniper series, I have 5 sets of them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...PC3%2012800%29
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29 Sep 2013   #6
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I don't have that board but I can tell you I see no issues with running any G Skill ram with that rig, in fact i would look to up the speed and go with 2x4gb in at least 1866 or 2133 mhz as the price increase will be marginal and this is the time to go for speed, heck you can push that bad boy all the way to these or beyond:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-8GSR
Will it make any difference since the processor recommends 1600mhz speed? Thanks!
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29 Sep 2013   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I wouldn't be sweating the ram but I would place lots of thought into as much cooling capacity as you can get to that CPU if you intend to OC at all. What case are you going to be using and what are your thoughts as to Air vs Water and what limitations do you have with the case?
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29 Sep 2013   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I don't have that board but I can tell you I see no issues with running any G Skill ram with that rig, in fact i would look to up the speed and go with 2x4gb in at least 1866 or 2133 mhz as the price increase will be marginal and this is the time to go for speed, heck you can push that bad boy all the way to these or beyond:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-8GSR
Will it make any difference since the processor recommends 1600mhz speed? Thanks!
Yes it will be markedly snappier and if you saved tons maybe stick with 1600 (it's not a bad choice) but why handicap yourself when the mobo calls for up to 3000mhz (huge dollars).
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29 Sep 2013   #9
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I'm sure any of these will work, check the Features tab. I like the Sniper series, I have 5 sets of them.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Memory, Desktop Memory, G.SKILL, 8GB (2 x 4GB), DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
I was looking at that same page at new egg and was wondering thanks for clearing that up!
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29 Sep 2013   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

By the way, that CPU can run RAM maybe up to 2666MHz if you get a good one. It defaults to 1600 if not adjusted or XMP set in the UEFI/BIOS.
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