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Building my First PC. Question about RAM.

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Xenokai, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Xenokai

    Xenokai Regular member

    Jul 10, 2004
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    Im building my very first budget PC and im not a huge PC gamer but wanted something that wouldn't buckle under some low/medium setting games if i choose to play one. I have already bought/ordered all the parts for it which are....

    Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E45
    Cpu: AMD A8-6600k
    Ram: G. Skill Sniper 8GB
    SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
    Case: Corsair Carbide 200R
    Psu: Corsaire CX430m
    Optical drive: Asus DVD RW drive

    My questions are regarding the RAM I choose. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231518
    My motherboard supports upto 2133 ram but my CPU is rated for a max of 1866, so I want to run this ram at 1866. Will it default to 1866? Also wouldn't the XMP profile goto 2133 by default if i used that? If it defaults to 2133 for some reason that would be bad for my cpu right? I don't want to do any overclocking to this stuff. Also if it defaulted to 1600 how hard would it be to set it to 1866? Ive read that you have to set the timing and voltage if you do a manual setting to the frequancy and that just something Ive never messed with. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

    Ive not messed with RAM in a pc in like 12 years so im kinda worried i may have choose the wrong ram. Also the reason i got the 2133 ram over the 1866 model of the same ram is because it was the exact same price and the case latency/timing were the same.

    Here is some links to the hardware for easy lookup.

    MSI A88XM-E45 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130745 ($66)
    AMD A8-6600k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113333 ($100)
    G. Skill Sniper 8GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231518 ($80)
    Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248 ($131)
    Corsair Carbide 200R - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139018 ($40 after MIR/discount)
    Corsaire CX430m - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049 ($30 after MIR)
    Asus DVDRW Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135305 ($15)
  2. raman kumar

    raman kumar Newbie

    Aug 21, 2014
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    No need to worry. it will work fine...

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