Best memory for AMD FX8350 PC build

Jerald7

Senior Member
#1
I am building a new PC, using an AMD FX8350 on a MSI 970A-G46 mobo. I have G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2 X 4MB). I also have one stick of G.Skill F3-14900CL10S-8GBXL. Which would be better for this build?
 


kemical

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#2
Personally I'd use the Faster RAM as the FX8350 will go just beyond that speed although if you buy another stick then they wouldn't be matched but It's not a huge deal I guess just more desirable...
 


Jerald7

Senior Member
#3
Personally I'd use the Faster RAM as the FX8350 will go just beyond that speed although if you buy another stick then they wouldn't be matched but It's not a huge deal I guess just more desirable...
I thought that as long as you had the exact same memory stick (even though not purchased together), it would be matched. Is that not true?
 


kemical

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#4
No not as a rule. They are matched in the factory and anything else cannot really be considered a true matched pair. Saying all this though doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing. It's just more desirable to have matched pairs although I've ran RAM in the past that hasn't been matched and it's been perfectly fine. I would hazard that it would perhaps only truly matter if they were being overclocked..
 


seekermeister

Honorable Member
#5
Personally, I would ask whether a MSI motherboard is the best choice? Then start by checking the manufacturer's QVL. After deciding on a RAM manufacturer, many of them have wizards on website to help in selecting which RAM to use.
 


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