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New Ram... Will It Work??


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#1 builder4130

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:42 PM

Hello!!!

   

          I have recently purchased a ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 motherboard, and my old ram does not work with this new ram because it is a diffrent pin number but anyhow i was wondering if somebody with a bit more knoledge about this topic could find out if 16gb of corsair dominator platinum would work with this motherboard. i want to get the 2133 kit. and i want to run them in 2 sticks so just 8x2

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:12 PM

For reference, we can not tell you for sure. It is going to depend a lot on how strong the memory controller on your chip is. It will likely work. Worse case is you may have to run it slightly underclocked to get it stable, or you may get it to run without issue. 

 

Here is the list of DIMMs that are certified to run on your board. http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/FM2A85X%20Extreme6/?cat=Memory


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

Go to www.crucial.com and they will tell you what RAM is compatible with your computer, and they guarantee their memory to work on your computer.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:30 PM

 i really want to use the dominator platinums



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

Have you tried to install them yet? As I said above, they should work. The only thing you may have to worry about is they may not run at 2133 depending on how strong the memory controller is on your processor. Which processor are you using here? And as stated before (iirc) the board is not certified to run the Dominators, but that will not mean that they will not run. My board is not certified to run my Samsung RAM at stock, let alone at 2400MHz, but it does run them.

 

*just a note, it seems at least some FM2 processors are certified for 2133. The A10-6800k is, as seen here http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-A10-Series%20A10-6800K.html. 


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

A6 640K



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

 

According to this http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-A6-Series%20A6-6400K.html your CPU only supports up to 1866MHz RAM by default. This means that you will not be able to use the 2133MHz RAM without overclocking, which is not bad, but is not a guarantee. If you set it to 2133 in the BIOS with the settings the RAM is guaranteed for, then it should run fine, but if it does not, then set it to 1866MHz and it will likely run.


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:45 AM

 i really want to use the dominator platinums

You can, but they won't run at PC-2133 with the processor you have selected. Since the processor doesn't  support that RAM speed, you can't overclock the system to get the full performance level for the memory. You could either go with a CPU with support for higher speed memory, or just use PC-1866 RAM.


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:53 AM

Sorry slgrieb, but have you ever assembled a computer? What you just said is not true. Memory, just like the CPU and GPU can be overclocked, and the memory controller will most often support speeds above what it is rated for. 

 

By what you just said, I guess I should buy an FM2 processor as my 2600k can't use my memory at 2133MHz, correct? Real nice to know since it does run that speed perfectly fine. Do a little research next time please. 


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

builder4130, let's get back to the memory speed issue. There's no guarantee that the A6 6400K will support the Corsair memory you want to use. Wolfeking disagrees with me, but if you re-read his posts, you'll see that he has hedged his bets. My advice would be to take a conservative approach and buy memory that's certified for the CPU, or buy an A10 that's certified for PC-2133. I thinks that's only like a $65 jump in price. It's easy to overclock the core rate of any of the Black Box AMD's but that doesn't automatically translate into support for memory that exceeds the speed for which the CPU is certified. Basically, I think it's always better to use a configuration that you know will work, and then you can tweak it from there.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:12 PM

im also upgrading my mobo and proccesor after christmas sometime the only reason i was woindering this is because I was just wondering if i would have any down time because the computer runs okay with the 4gb ram in it but im upgrading to the platinums i will be buying a asus maximus extreme iv and a intel 4770K, so thank you everyone for the help!!!!:)



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:48 AM

builder4130, let's get back to the memory speed issue. There's no guarantee that the A6 6400K will support the Corsair memory you want to use. Wolfeking disagrees with me, but if you re-read his posts, you'll see that he has hedged his bets. My advice would be to take a conservative approach and buy memory that's certified for the CPU, or buy an A10 that's certified for PC-2133. I thinks that's only like a $65 jump in price. It's easy to overclock the core rate of any of the Black Box AMD's but that doesn't automatically translate into support for memory that exceeds the speed for which the CPU is certified. Basically, I think it's always better to use a configuration that you know will work, and then you can tweak it from there.

Wow, someones cocky. To give some clear insight here. Aside from speed and junk that seems to be the argument here. You will not notice much difference in your performance in your computer between the 2 speeds. Most people run computers with 1200 MHz Ram and notice no speed difference (even tho yes, there is a difference). Most likely you will want to run your Ram under clocked at, well how about start at 1600 MHz and slowly raise it up from there and see what your system will handle. It really all relies on your CPU but so far your setup will do fine with this. :) 


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