M4A79XTD EVO ram compatibility

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I have a M4A79XTD EVO motherboard and have downloaded the compatibility list for RAM, and I have to say I am not real happy with what look to be my choices. I currently have 4gb of fairly slow ram installed and wanted to get a 8gb kit *2 sticks of 4gb* 1600 speed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

I know from experience that the compatibility list isn't a be all end all list of what would work, but I was hoping maybe some people on the forums here may have had or know someone that has an old EVO that are running 8gb of ram on it and if they have any issues.

I would really rather not have to get a new motherboard just to be able to install 8gb of ram just because the compatibility list says only a max of 6gb.

thanks.
 
Mobo specs...
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 ECC,

Dual Channel memory architecture
*AMD AM3 100 and 200 series CPU support up to DDR3 1066MHz
**Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
***Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).


Both are perfect fit : )
 

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I am using the stock cooler. That ram still isnt on the spec sheet, but hopefully they will work.

and to rages question, yes I have kept my BIOS up to date.

Currently have a phenom II x4 955 processor at stock 3.20ghz, a radeon HD 4800, and 4gb of i think 1333 ram.

Was thinking of upgrading to the ram i mentioned earlier for 8gb total, and a radeon HD 6790 video card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161377&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Video%20Cards-_-Hightech%20Information%20System%20Ltd.-_-14161377&AID=10440897&PID=3087823&SID=

Basically trying to get a performance boost for under $200. The cpu is pretty much still good and i have an SSD so the only weak point would be my video card and ram.

Oh, and yes i have win7 64bit.
 

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for the compatibility list, *its late and not thinking the best* I was thinking what it listed were the max it could take, not what kits it was compatible with, so kinda DUH on my part.

still though, those 2 aren't on the list.
 

It just means, that the RAM maker decided not to have it tested, so they don't have to pay any certification fees : ) The RAM is a industry standard and it will work fine.
 

Yes, because its so cheap, people get 16GB a lot, but games have no advantage over 8GB RAM, but audio+video+3D apps the do love lots of RAM.

If u game only, 8GB it is : )
 

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yeah, i do video conversions from time to time and a little mp3 stuff, but primarily I game on my computer. Time to annoy the wife by asking if I can buy stuff lol.
 

I hear u, I always show the most expensive and than I show what I want and she like when it is a compromised amount : )

When I wanted 2 x 27'in lcd's, I pointed out to 2 x 30'in ones and it was done : )