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SkyXero

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So it says on the MSI 970 motherboard carries DDR3 ram. I noticed in the numbers 2133 it has an OC next to it. I am planning to buy G.Skill Sniper series 2x8 sticks that has DDR3 2133. Is this an okay choice? Should I pick different ram?


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Gday SkyXero.

There are 5 AMD 970 based Motherboards on this page, . https://www.msi.com/...s/#?chipset=AMD970&chipset_no=956 

Which one are you enquiring about? 

 

Please link to the RAM. 


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Link to the motherboard : http://www.newegg.co...790&ignorebbr=1

Link to the RAM : http://www.newegg.co...661&ignorebbr=1

 

Also adding another question. Could this cooler work with this motherboard? As in installation with the screws.

 

Link to the cooler : http://www.newegg.co...714&ignorebbr=1


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Many users have had issues on that MB getting DDR3 2133 to run stable at that speed.   It is not on the MB QVL, > https://www.msi.com/...t/TR10_3193.pdf

nor on G.Skill QVL for that MB.http://www.gskill.co...-2133c10d-16gsr

 

The difference in performance, on the Desktop, between DDR3 2133 and DDR3 1866 is indistinguishable.

I would go with the Sniper F3-1866C9D-16GSR > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231627

It has been tested on 970s, though not that exact board, > http://www.gskill.co...3-1866c9d-16gsr

.RAM height

42 mm / 1.65 inch

The cooler is compatible with the MB socket. > http://www.ocaholic....mid=1237&page=2

You will need to do some research to find out the cooler clearance for the RAM. 


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Gday.

Did you select RAM and a cooler yet?   An update would be appreciated.

Thanks.


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