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help with what ram to get please guys n gals

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Jun 15, 2014
just need a bit advice as to what rams the best to get, ive read a few things but still a bit unsure if it would manage to run 2100+ with my mobo and cpu,,, specs below for cpu and mobo sorry for the long winded specs :-/ thanks for any advice given

AMD Piledriver FX-6 Six Core 6300 Black Edition 3.50GHz (Socket AM3+) Processor

- Multiplier Unlocked
- Six Core Technology
- 3.50GHz Clock Speed
- 4.10GHz Turbo Clock Speed
- 5.2 GT/s System Bus
- AM3+ Socket
- 6MB L2 Cache
- 8MB L3 Cache
- 64-Bit Technology
- TDP: 95W
- Voltage: 0.925v - 1.4125v
- 32nm technology
- Support upto 2400MHz DDR3
- HyperTransport 3.0 Technology
- AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Technology

and specs for mobo

ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 AMD 970 (Socket AM3+) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

Support for Socket AM3+ processors
- Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD Phenom™ II X6 / X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron processors
- Supports 8-Core CPU
- Supports UCC feature (Unlock CPU Core)
- Digi Power Design
- 4 + 1 Power Phase Design
- Supports CPU up to 140W
- Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- FSB 2400 MHz (4.8 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
- Northbridge: AMD 970
- Southbridge: AMD SB950
- Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 2100(OC)/1866*/1800*/1600*/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
- 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, VCCM, NB, SB Voltage Multi-adjustment
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray audio support
- Supports THX TruStudio™
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111E
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports LAN Cable Detection
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2 @ x16 mode; PCIE4 @ x4 mode)
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
- 5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ168A, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
- 5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x CIR header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- 1 x Power LED header
- CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 8 pin 12V power connector
- Front panel audio connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATA3 Connector
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

forgot to put down i think its got the 32nm 8-core desktop processor featuring the all-new "Bulldozer" architecture and ive read that with this it should be able to handle 2100+ but need comformation off people who know there stuff as to weather this will work or not thanks again in advance for any reply's

haha actually when ive looked at all the info ive put down and comparing the two together its looking like 1866mhz is the best optimum speed without having to oc it which i dont know how to do never tried it, so might of answered my own question lmao but if anyone has any further info still let me know cheers :)
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hello new friend, hehe. there is a lot of confusion on the market, how else would they sell you things you don't need? even though your system might handle 2133, and the cpu can run at 1866, doesn't mean anything over 1600mhz is going to make a day to day notice in what you're doing. AND THAT is the big point. ((The AMD guys here will tell you what speed your memory controller actually runs at, it's either 1333 or 1600.))

no matter what, you might have to "overclock" the ram; after you put it in you might need to go in to the bios and set the settings manually. you won't really know until you put in some new sticks and checkout cpuz..

do you have memory sticks now? if so what?

A low latency 1600mhz 8gb to 16gb kit should be more than enough for you; blow $5 more and go 1866/1800 if you please. latency is more important once you pass/reach 1600mhz.