Solved

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

Posted on 2014-03-24
4
274 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-25
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Jason Johanknecht
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
JojoSantovenia earned 200 total points
ID: 39952086
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.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Trenton Knew
ID: 39952089
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
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Trenton Knew
ID: 39952094
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
0
 
LVL 4

Author Closing Comment

by:Jason Johanknecht
ID: 39954971
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.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
My Desktop is gone! 17 104
COM Port 37 84
Another Convert MBR to GPT question 10 120
Find power supply plug from picture.. 6 69
How can this article save you time AND money?  In just a few minutes you may discover something you didn't know existed that is easy enough for you to fix yourself!
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question