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Recommendations on RAM with A8-5500 and Asus A85XM-A

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Going to be running Windows 7 Home 64-bit.  Mobo lists DDR3-1600 as top option, but CPU spec shows DDR3-1866.  Asus shows the CPU is compatible with this mobo.  Looking at systems on the market, they are using DDR3-1600.  Thoughts?
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DDR3 1600 should be fine, the difference in speed is negligible, unless you are running on board graphics in which case the speed difference may become more of an issue.
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if you're looking for speed... then find a 1600 module with the lowest CAS latency.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAS_latency

IMO CAS latency makes a bigger difference than a couple mhz in clockrate
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Also, DDR3-12800 modules are going to be easier to find and thus get a better deal on.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006127%20600006156&IsNodeId=1&name=7

7 CAS is going to be the shortest latency on that memory spec
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Wasn't looking for recommendations on performance, but the fact of function vs fail.  More research looks like the CPU can communicate at the higher speeds, but not required.  I will soon find out.  Thanks to everyone for their input.
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