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Can I use this RAM with this motherboard?


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#1 chevymn34

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:51 PM

I have this motherboard ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX. Can I use this ram (OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P20002GK ) or should I use this RAM ( Crucial Ballistix Tracer 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory (with LEDs) Model BL3KIT12864TN1337 ). Also which RAM would be better?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:55 PM

I think the DDR3 1333 is better, it says that this mobo supports. Here is the quote, word for word. "It features dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus."

I guess it might be smarter to listen to what the box says :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:04 PM

I think the DDR3 1333 is better, it says that this mobo supports. Here is the quote, word for word. "It features dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus."

I guess it might be smarter to listen to what the box says :thumbsup:


Is that the right RAM for this motherboard? I don't see it on their website. I am computer illiterate.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

It wasn't found on their website but I found 3 people selling it with the exact same information, word for word. If you want, I can find the official specifications for it, just to make sure.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:11 PM

If you would that would be great. I just need to know if either of them will work or if I have to order different RAM.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:15 PM

The DDR3 1333 mHZ, (PC3 10600) will work according to specifications. I found 2 websites that actually sell it and they say the same thing. Apparently, Asus doesn't like to show off their merchandise online.

Edit: Here is the website I found it at: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ctCode=10010097

Edited by Swordie, 23 September 2009 - 09:16 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:26 PM

So I take it this RAM will not work at all OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P20002GK . This is the ram I have now. The other ram is still on its way.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:34 PM

Return this one and use the other one.. Why don't you get 4x 2GB RAM instead though? 3 Sticks is kind of a waste.. You don't get the full effect of duel channeling.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:37 PM

I am a newb. Didn't know much about it when I was ordering. Can you give me a link to go get some of that ram?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:38 PM

Sure. What is your budget on RAM?

Oh, and what exactly are you doing with this computer? If it's heavy gaming, I would go for 8GB RAM, but if it was daily browsing and low gaming, 3 GB will be sufficient..

Edited by Swordie, 23 September 2009 - 09:46 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:50 PM

I play World of Warcraft and I want to copy movies and burn cd's.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:52 PM

Well, in that case, 3GB might be sufficient. What I would do is test it out, and if you think you lack performance, you can buy more RAM.
In case you need it, here is the list of RAM I found..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;x=0&y=0

Best of luck!
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the help. I will try it and if I need more I will pick up one of those at newegg.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:09 PM

Alright! Do you have the rest of your components? A graphics card? A Hard drive?
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

Yes I have everything, but I am not sure if my powere supply has two plugs to power my graphics card.

power supply NEW OCZ StealthXStream 500W ATX PSU Power Supply 80+Eff

Graphics card POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card




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