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02 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Computer Upgrade

My motherboard died and now I have decided to upgrade my tower,please advise me if there is anything that won't work.
I will be using it for Multi tasking and general internet and program use.
I will not be gaming.

NEW PARTS

CPU; i7-4770 Link
MOTHERBOARD; Asus Sabertooth Z87 Link
MEMORY; G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL (4x4GB) DDR3 Link

OLD PARTS


POWER SUPPLY; Corsair TX750 Watts
CASE; Coolermaster HAF-X
HARD DRIVES; Samsung 840 Pro 128 gig
Two WD Green 2tb

I am having a problem with the Memory (I have asked this question on Win8forum)
The official Specs sat that I can run 1866 ram but another official site says 1866(OC).
I want to install 16gig ram but don't know what speed 1600 or 1866,I do not want to mess around with Overclocking.
Your input would be appreciated.
Brian

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02 Mar 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

kodi,
Sorry to hear about the mobo. Everything looks good, why aren't you carrying over your existing ram or are you? If not and you have your heart set on new then get faster ram say 2400 as it's way faster but still won't break the bank like 2800 or 3000 will. Check the above ram statement as this mobo max's at 1866? Why when Haswell can take so much more? Oh well if new then go 1866 not 1600. Also are you sure you don't want the "k" version for the option later to push it some. It's like getting a Porsche and driving 65 max.
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02 Mar 2014   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Keep in mind this is XMP capable ram and to OC it is SIMPLE ! Really simple !

You'll want to open this up !

http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/...H_Z87/#support
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02 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If you have XMP RAM like Alan says you should be alright most Sabertooths will let you select the correct Ram speed in the bios this takes no numeral adjustments just a setting click it should be under AI tweeker once you get going we can help you further
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02 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
kodi,
Sorry to hear about the mobo. Everything looks good, why aren't you carrying over your existing ram or are you? If not and you have your heart set on new then get faster ram say 2400 as it's way faster but still won't break the bank like 2800 or 3000 will. Check the above ram statement as this mobo max's at 1866? Why when Haswell can take so much more? Oh well if new then go 1866 not 1600. Also are you sure you don't want the "k" version for the option later to push it some. It's like getting a Porsche and driving 65 max.

Thanks for the reply, but the old ram is DDr2 so it will not work.
I did not consider the "K" as I have absolutely no interest in overclocking,

@Solarstarshines, I will go with 1866 and make sure it is Xmp capable.
Will post the one I decide on.
Brian
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02 Mar 2014   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I just bought Team xtreme and I love it in my i5 rig......what a value, but GSkill in my AMD 8 core is outstanding as well and also consider Crucial Ballistic Tracer in my i7 rig.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820313325

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231503

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148555
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02 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have decided on Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 Link

Can't get the selection and price you have in USA
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02 Mar 2014   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Excellent ram if pricey.
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03 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
My motherboard died and now I have decided to upgrade my tower,please advise me if there is anything that won't work.
I will be using it for Multi tasking and general internet and program use.
I will not be gaming.

NEW PARTS

CPU; i7-4770 Link
MOTHERBOARD; Asus Sabertooth Z87 Link
MEMORY; G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL (4x4GB) DDR3 Link

OLD PARTS


POWER SUPPLY; Corsair TX750 Watts
CASE; Coolermaster HAF-X
HARD DRIVES; Samsung 840 Pro 128 gig
Two WD Green 2tb

I am having a problem with the Memory (I have asked this question on Win8forum)
The official Specs sat that I can run 1866 ram but another official site says 1866(OC).
I want to install 16gig ram but don't know what speed 1600 or 1866,I do not want to mess around with Overclocking.
Your input would be appreciated.
Brian
Hi Brian
If I could make a suggestion to save yourself some unnecessary cost.

The Sabetooth motherboard you have chosen although it is an excellent board, I believe it is overkill for your intended use. The Sabertooth is classed as a Gaming type board and is also designed for Overclocking. You mentioned you don't plan on doing either of those.
I would therefore suggest you save some money and go for a cheaper Asus board which will still be more than up to the job such as this one - ASUS H87-PRO Motherboard [H87-PRO] - $135.00 : PC Case Gear

Paul.
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03 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Good Catch Paul he would be best served with a Asus Pro board

I can't Rep you mate i need to spread a little but good suggestion really good
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