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  • matching memory speeds and cpu

    Im in the process of upgrading my gaming pc which is about 6 years old to a modern gaming pc. Im considering the Core i7-8086K.
    This processor list memory type as DDR4-2666. I want to get the fastest memory that i can take advantage of. Does that mean its pointless to go above 2666?

    Im looking at the ASUS ROG Maximus X Code LGA 1151 (300 Series) mobo and it supports memory speeds upto 4133 but it seems unlikley that I could take advantage of that.

    latency is probably more important that speeds alone to some extent if I recall correct. I found on the asus QVL F4-3200C14Q-32GTZR its 4x 8gb 3200 with CAS of 14.

    I would like 32gb of memory what should I be looking for to get best performance without wasting money on something that will provide no benefit in my case

    Thanks

  • #2
    3200 C14 is right where you should be, so that kit would be perfect.

    You can also consider two 16GB modules

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