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Ram Compatibility?

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#1 Odori


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:01 PM

I'm a novice when it comes to this and any help or advice is greatly appreciated. It's intended to be a budget game machine.


This is my motherboard.



I'm using the AMD A10-7850K APU so I want to use 8gb 2133 (the highest the apu supports) for memory. I originally ordered the G.Skill Trident X ram but it does not fit in my mobo so this time around I'm using the mobo's memory compatibility chart here however, I'm dissapointed with the memory listed there. Most of the 4gb isn't even sold on newegg anymore, infact all the 1800+ ram isn't available. So my questions are: is this really the only memory that will work with my board? If not, what ram would you reccomend / would this ram work? If the ram listed in compatibility list is really my only options, which one would be best for my situation? Once again, can't thank anyone enough for help.

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#2 rotor123


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:43 PM

Hi I would suggest trying a Memory Vendor. They usually have memory listed and tested for specific equipment.

Examples would Be Kingston or Crucial. You can search by Your motherboard make and model and they will then show You memory that will fit and work.


For example when I look for You computer I saw that Two 8Gb in a kit for a total of 16Gb was around $170.

I looked for an Asrock FM2A88X+ BTC as You listed.


Good Luck


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

Your motherboard looks like it should use standard DDR3 240-pin DIMM's.  Did the memory not fit into the slot or was there some other kind of incompatibility, such as the RAM hitting a fan?  The G.Skill RAM has a large heatsink attached to it.  Something more low-profile, like the Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133, may be a better choice if the RAM heatsinks were the issue.



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