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Windows 7: Need Ram pick advice

01 Dec 2015   #1
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Need Ram pick advice

Building a new system. Win 7, 64 bit. No gaming, no over clocking. Need some help on picking some quality memory sticks. Want the best and the most possible for my system. New Egg link please. There are a lot of choices, I just don't want to waste my money on something that won't work up to it's full potential. Here's what I plan on using : GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. Intel Core i7-6700 8M Skylake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80662I76700 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530. Thanks for the advice. B-72


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02 Dec 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
You might review this if you haven't already about the board you chose
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Memory well ddr4 is pretty good but I prefer Corsair dominator platinum
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Memory Kit Model CMD16GX4M2A2666C15 - Newegg.com

Looks like Newegg is out of stock you can go to corsair to and get it.
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02 Dec 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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02 Dec 2015   #4
MagusMagnus

7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Anything on this (select 'America') list is guaranteed compatible for that board.

And I would have to recommend no less than 16GB.

Otherwise... you should aim for a lower CAS latency/timing over a higher Mhz (if you have to chose between the two due to cost factors). Low CAS latency/timing and higher Mhz, on the other hand, would be 'best' (but you will pay a hefty premium for that). Then again, if you're not gaming or doing anything graphically-intensive (video editing/encoding etc. etc.), then these factors truly won't make a significant impact to justify the higher costs of "the best". You won't see any of that 'better' performance outside of benchmarks, in other words.
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02 Dec 2015   #5
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you for all the input.
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02 Dec 2015   #6
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I didn't see this one CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Memory Kit Model CMD16GX4M2A2666C15 - Newegg.com on the list that MagusMagnus supplied. Sounds good, just want to be sure it will work with my board. Thanks.
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02 Dec 2015   #7
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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03 Dec 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Lists are often wrong or don't include all brands,
Which the last link you posted is 2133 MHz the minimum for your board is 2400 MHz
The 2666 MHz runs at 2133 by default but you can adjust it to use all 2666 but you don't or plan on gaming so it's all good with the default HMz.

But if you want the minimum MHz that would be ddr4 2400
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03 Dec 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Whatever you do, look at the specs of all the brands you come up with, take your time and get what you need and get the best you can afford.
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03 Dec 2015   #10
bonkers72

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Lists are often wrong or don't include all brands,
Which the last link you posted is 2133 MHz the minimum for your board is 2400 MHz
The 2666 MHz runs at 2133 by default but you can adjust it to use all 2666 but you don't or plan on gaming so it's all good with the default HMz.

But if you want the minimum MHz that would be ddr4 2400


Any posts or links you can direct me to on adjusting the MHZ? This would be a new one for me. I would think in the BIOS. Thanks for the patience
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