Question Best RAM for ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0?

Apr 16, 2019
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Hi,

I am looking for an upgrade to my RAM I’m currently using on my PC. I have a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboard with AMD FX-8350. I am currently using 4x2GB sticks of Corsair Vengeance, as was wondering what the best upgrade would be for 16GB (2x8GB)

Anything under £100 would be great.

Thank you in advance
 

HEXiT

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that cpu handles ddr3 1866 natively. so get some of that with the lowest latenesses you can afford.
cas 8 is about as good as it gets for 1866 MT's ram... so aim for that if you can... but if you cant go to that price then

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/memory/#s=301866&Z=16384002&B=0,1650000000&L=0,90&sort=price&page=1

the stuff at the top of the links cas 9 would likely be able to be tightened to cas 8 at 50+ quid less.
So these would be a good option?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N9PVXJK/?tag=pcp0f-21
 
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Yep. 1866 C9 for £87 is about as good as its gonna get, most others are C10/11 in that price range, although a 2133 C11 wouldn't hurt either, because you are overclocking that FX right?
As much a didn‘t wanna say it, I don’t touch overclocking. I don’t touch something I don’t know what to do😂
 
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2133 would be a nice bump if he can get low enough timings for the money.
he would have to start at cas 9, 2133 to get faster performance than from the 1866 @cas 8
but if he can find cas 9 or lower 2133 for the same money... yeah good call.
My motherboard only supports 1866/1600/1333/1066
 

Karadjgne

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1600/7, 1866/8, 2133/9 all run very high, you'd be looking at Dominators for those Cas sizes mostly, and a price tag to match. You won't get lower than that

1600/9, 1866/10, 2133/11 are about standard Cas, so anything 1 Cas lower is better but not best.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£112.36 @ Amazon UK) Total: £112.36 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 18:20 BST+0100
2133 Cas 9.

Unless you have a 9 series FX, I'd seriously consider spending some time on the interweb, be it YouTube, Asus ROG forums, overclockers.uk etc and research OC for amd FX. You have a top grade board, built just for that and a cpu that even when new was sadly lacking. Those FX cpus had roughly 66% of the IPC (instructions per clock) of a 3rd gen Intel, (we are on 9th gen now) which translated into seriously lower fps. There was only 1 cure for low instruction count, increase the amount of clocks. You shouldn't have any issues whatsoever bumping that cpu upto @4.5-4.6GHz. (Other than lack of sufficient cooling).
 

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