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Would this motherboard be compatible with this memory?


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#1 dethklok19

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:09 PM

I want to upgrade from 2GBs to 8GBs, and I wanted to know if my motherboard

which is:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A77TD_PRO/#specifications


would be compatible with this RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220572




and if they are not compatible could anyone tell me which RAM I could get that would be compatible with my computer.


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Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:18 PM

You would need to overclock the motherboard to achieve the 1600 speed of that ram.
Otherwise it will default to 1333 or 1066.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

According to the Device Support List linked here: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A77TD_PRO/#MSL it is not compatible.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:44 PM

cryptodan, though I'd agree dethlok19 should not buy this ram; my opinion is based on OC requirements - saying that the ram is "incompatible" is a misnomer. The list states "Memory modules listed below are for reference only. Due to massive memory models on the market, we can only verify some of them."

RAM "comapatibility" lists, IMO, are misleading. The ram is (most likely) compatible, however, the mobo requires overclocking to support 1600 speeds, AND this particular ram has not been tested; so, I would suggest a different choice of tested 1333.

Edited by mrfoxar, 04 September 2011 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:56 PM

The motherboard doesn't need to overclock to support that RAM speed that is the RAM speed that is supported. There are different levels of speed a RAM can use, and that is based upon the clock level of the motherboard. The RAM may or may not be compatible and that is a gamble that I advise against taking. It would be extremely bothersome to the user to get incompatible RAM only to have to RMA it back and wait for the refund to buy more RAM. The RAM will underclock to match the clock speed of the motherboard and processor, and this is by design. If the RAM turns out to be compatible it will work on the motherboard, and if need bee can be used on a future build that has a matched clock speed for the motherboard.

You don't need matched speed ram for installations.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:30 PM

If that ram is compatible, which it may very well be, it will only run at 1333. The user will have to go into the BIOS and and overclock the ram to 1600 support that 1600 ram speed. That motherboard supports DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066, hence the overclocking requirement for 1600. Again, I recommend a quality, tested, DDR3 1333. No sense in buying something rated at 1600, which will only run at 1333 anyway (on that motherboard - without toying with BIOS).

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:40 PM

It is not an overclocking requirement it is merely a suggestion to overclock to obtain the speed of 1600, but a 333Mhz Jump will be moot the speed of that RAM should be plenty for the user. Overclocking in any scenario is very bad advice to give to someone, because it could fry their components. I do not condone overclocking in any scenario the boost it might give is outweighed by the cost to replace components if one does fail.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:47 PM

It is not an overclocking requirement it is merely a suggestion to overclock to obtain the speed of 1600, but a 333Mhz Jump will be moot the speed of that RAM should be plenty for the user. Overclocking in any scenario is very bad advice to give to someone, because it could fry their components. I do not condone overclocking in any scenario the boost it might give is outweighed by the cost to replace components if one does fail.

Okay, we're splitting hairs here now. Suffice it to say, I agree. It's not a requirement, because you don't HAVE to overclock for the ram to work; it will just work at 1333; which is what I have been saying all along - hence my suggestion to simply go with 1333 - and I too recommend against overclocking. :thumbup2:

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:03 PM

You can't see the difference between 1333 and 1600 speed.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

You can't see the difference between 1333 and 1600 speed.

:busy: It's 267. :hysterical:

Okay, maybe it wasn't that funny. :whistle:

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:12 AM

:scratchhead:

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 12:24 PM

You can't see the difference between 1333 and 1600 speed.


Depends what your doing, ive noticed a bit of a difference in what I do when I upgraded from 1333 to 1600, but most people will not, and I agree 1333 should be more then enough speed

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

I'm running the speed 1600 in my rig and i can't see any difference from 1333.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:28 PM

it all depeends on what you use it for. In most instances I dont either, but in certain cases I do.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:30 AM

Such as?

>Michael 
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