[SOLVED] Ram compatibility with motherboard

Anurup Raveendran

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Will I be able to use HX318C10F/8 memory module with my ASUS M4A89GTD/PRO USB3 mboard?

This is the RAM
https://www.amazon.in/HyperX-1866MHz-Desktop-Memory-HX318C10F/dp/B00J8E91UO/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1PA4RHPQALHSL&keywords=8gb+ddr3+1600mhz+desktop+ram&qid=1580544803&sprefix=8gb+ddr3,aps,321&sr=8-3

I checked the motherboard manual and it does mention 1866 MHZ but I just want to make sure I can put in a 8 GB stick with 1866MHZ on it

This is the asus motherboard page

 
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Lutfij

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Given how the rams are rated for 1.5v, you might struggle with them on that board. In retrospect, make sure you're on the latest BIOS update for your motherboard and then you can look into a 1.65v ram kit. Mind you, you may or may not be able to get to DDR3-1866MHz since that will entail that you're overclocking.

Anything above DDR3-1333MHz will be an overclock for that platform. Since you've got 4 slots and the maximum ram capacity supported for your board is 16GB, you should only be able to populate 4GB sticks of ram in each slot.

Bottom line: Stick to a 4x4GB DDR3-1600MHz 1.65v ram kit if you want to go for a 16GB ram upgrade.

What are you current system's specs? List them like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Given how the rams are rated for 1.5v, you might struggle with them on that board. In retrospect, make sure you're on the latest BIOS update for your motherboard and then you can look into a 1.65v ram kit. Mind you, you may or may not be able to get to DDR3-1866MHz since that will entail that you're overclocking.

Anything above DDR3-1333MHz will be an overclock for that platform. Since you've got 4 slots and the maximum ram capacity supported for your board is 16GB, you should only be able to populate 4GB sticks of ram in each slot.

Bottom line: Stick to a 4x4GB DDR3-1600MHz 1.65v ram kit if you want to go for a 16GB ram upgrade.

What are you current system's specs? List them like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
 

Anurup Raveendran

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hey, thanks for the response!

Mind you, you may or may not be able to get to DDR3-1866MHz since that will entail that you're overclocking.
I wasn't planning on getting that far. I don't intend to do any overclocking. I just want to upgrade my memory to a total of 16 gb ram which is, as you know, the maximum supported by my motherboard .

Here are my specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / USB3
Ram: 10 GB RAM
Slot 1 - TWINMOS 2GB DDR3-1600 / PC3-12800
Slot 2 - TWINMOS 4GB DDR3-1333 / PC3-10600
Slot 3 - MUSHKIN 2 GB DDR3-1066 / PC3-8500
Slot 4 - MUSHKIN 2 GB DDR3-1333 / PC3-10600
SSD/HDD:
480GB KINGSTON SSD ( OS )
~ 4TB HDD ( with multiple hard disks )
GPU: ASUS DUAL RX 580 OC 4GB
PSU: COOLERMASTER V1000
Chassis: COOLERMASTER CM 690 II
OS: WINDOWS 10 Build 1903

So right now im operating at 533 mhz (RAM) since that is the lowest speed available.

So what i want to do is remove the module in slot 3 and put an 8gb there. the hyperx is the one that is the cheapest right now, which is why im looking at that. Technically , i should get a speed of 666.7 mhz if i put that in. again im not interested in overclocking. im able to do most of my work and gaming pretty decently on this rig. just want to put in more RAM because i have that option.
 
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