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Help with motherboard and memory.


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Perdu

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Hi guys.

I need help with my build.
I didn't check the specifications properly of the Asus M5A78L motherboard and now I don't think the memory is supported.
The motherboard manual said that the only 2000MHz is Transcend 2x2GB, I've bought Corsair 2000MHz 2x4GB
Do you think the motherboard supports the memory?
If not, what do you recommend, the motherboard and the memory cost nearly the same so change the memory on the motherboard?
If I change the motherboard, what motherboard you recommend?

Build details below:

Thanks
Tony

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L USB3
CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 3.6GHz AM3+
Cooling fan: Cooler Master hyper TX3 evo
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2000MHz
Graphics card: Sapphire HD 5450
Hard drive: Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB
DVD drive: LiteOn iHAS124 SATA
PSU: Xenta 600w

Intended OS: Windows 7 64bit Home premium

Edited by Perdu, 08 May 2012 - 10:42 AM.

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Perdu

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Really, what I need to know is if I install the memory what is the worst result. Unstable, doesn't work, damage to a memory or motherboard or cause the end of time and space? :)
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With respect the question is irrelevant in the way you are asking it

What you should be asking and I am sorry to tell you that the answer is NO

is - can the CPU support the memory and is the memory the most suitable for my purpose.

These questions are more relevant that the one you are actually asking.

It is ALWAYS best to use the memory that has been certified for use on the board.

That is not to say the the memory would not work

However any memory above 1333 is for overclocking

4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture


and unless you are going to, which I would strongly advise against, there is no benefit in using the other memory

You will never perceive a difference between DDR3 1333 and DDR3 2000 in normal use.

However the relevant point in issue here is this
YOUR processor
http://www.cpu-world...%20FX-4100.html

The fastest supported memory is DDR3-1866


See this as well
http://www.guru3d.co...rmance-review/9

and your motherboard will no doubt default to 1333 any way .
as the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) of the ram you have bought is

SPD Speed 1333Mhz



Corsair are very good I have dealt with them for a long time and if you have NOT unwrapped the anti-static or broken the seal they will change it without question.
Even if you have broken the seal, provided you have not installed the ram - I suggest you speak to them.
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Perdu

It is now some 20 days since a reply was made to your request for advice.
Would you kindly respond to your topic.
Thank you
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