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Processor and RAM

Best Answer phillpower2 , 13 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

    Tripple,  No such thing as a dumb question so never be afraid to ask if you are unsure on anything, we are here to help not judge   What will determine the most ap... Go to the full post »

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Probably a dumb question and I'm pretty sure the answer is that it doesn't matter. But does the type of processor effect the kind of ram I should get. So right now I have a 2 3200 cards. But I need 2600. I guess I'm asking because the ram I want to get says "G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-8GVR" and I'm running the ryzen 7. So I'm a but confused if it will be fine with this type of RAM. Sorry is long.
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:welcome:    Tripple,



No such thing as a dumb question so never be afraid to ask if you are unsure on anything, we are here to help not judge  :thumbsup:


What will determine the most appropriate RAM is mainly twofold, what is compatible with your MB (motherboard) and your processor, some MBs will be compatible with more than one CPU and some of the CPUs will be more compatible with RAM that is faster than with others.


Rule of thumb when building a rig, decide on a MB, then use the MBs QVL (qualified vendors list) to see what CPUs are compatible with the board, once your CPU has been chosen you check what the fastest RAM is that is compatible with the CPU then go back to the MBs QVL and look for a good brand and appropriate spec of RAM that is compatible with both the MB and CPU.


Post the brand and model name or number of your MB + the exact version of Ryzen 7 it is that you have and we can point you in the right direction and explain why the particular RAM was picked.

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