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Will a ASRock Extreme3 handle G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz CL10

I'm planning on purchasing an ASRock Extreme3 mobo with a G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz CL10. The mobo says it can only OC at 2100mhz for the ram, do you think it would handle the OC to 2133 with the ripjaws and is that even compatible? I'm running it on a FX 8320. Here are the links to mobo and ram http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=614&item_id=060905
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_1207_1205_335&item_id=042746

OR what kind of mobo would i need to run that ram with my FX 8320? any suggestions are appreciated.
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  1. The mobo will yes, the problem may be with the CPU and if it can carry the two sticks of 2133, most 8320s can carry 2 sticks of 1866 but many have problems w/2133, takes a decent OC of the CPU and extra voltage to DRAM and CPU/NB.....the FX CPUs are rated up to 1866 at 1 DIMM per channel

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ddr3memoryfrequencyguide.aspx
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    The mobo will yes, the problem may be with the CPU and if it can carry the two sticks of 2133, most 8320s can carry 2 sticks of 1866 but many have problems w/2133, takes a decent OC of the CPU and extra voltage to DRAM and CPU/NB.....the FX CPUs are rated up to 1866 at 1 DIMM per channel

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/ddr3memoryfrequencyguide.aspx


    thanks, that's been helpful. I was reading around in the forums and was wondering if it was possible to change the mhz/cl and downclock down to 1866 through the BIOS? or would it just default to the standard 1866 for the FX for me without giving me too many complications? Is there other mobos and ram someone could suggest for me?
  3. Here is a general guide for DDR3-1866:

    http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=11742

    You just need to manually input settings and everything should work fine. We will be here if you need help or have any questions. =)

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  4. gskill support said:
    Here is a general guide for DDR3-1866:

    http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=11742

    You just need to manually input settings and everything should work fine. We will be here if you need help or have any questions. =)

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT


    Really, So I could buy that ram which is set to run at 2133 cl10, stick it into a new 970 series mobo and it would boot up and work and I would just have to input the settings to downclock the mhz to 1866? Or would I run into complications doing so? i'm really curious because most of the ram at 1866 cl9 are as much or more. I'm going to put this build together in the next couple of days, it's been 4-5 years since i've built one it should be fun :). Again greatly appreciated.
  5. Best answer
    Yes, no matter how good the RAM is, it will only default up to DDR3-1600 CL11. This is the highest ANY DDR3 motherboard and automatically default to without inputting any settings. This allows RAM to boot in any computer, then for any performance values, it is up to the user to enable those values if their hardware can support it.

    So once the system boots up with the RAM, go into BIOS and manually change DRAM Frequency, timings, voltage, and CPU-NB Voltage. If you input the correct values, everything should be stable.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
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