I'm thinking of getting 2x 4gb since my htpc seems to use over 50% of memory more often than not. I have a biostar ta75m+ mobo with amd llano a6-3500.
I want to be under $85 if possible.
The GPU cores on AMD's APU's benefit greatly from high frequency RAM.
My first two recommendations are based on real-world experience, however they cost a little more than $85.
I ran this kit in my Llano based HTPC for 2 years with no issues and they fit underneath my Big Shuriken cooler:
I'm currently running this kit in my new Richland based HTPC with no issues and I'm overclocking the GPU portion of my APU:
If you totally need to stay under $85, this kit would be a good choice:
All three kits are 1.5v, CL9, DDR3-1866, 8 GB (two 4 GB sticks).
As an aside, your motherboard can accept DDR3-2000 OC, however since your APU is locked, you'd be limited to running at DDR3-1866.
Keep us appraised as to what you decide on!
My bad I edited my post, for reference here's the kit I used with my Llano:
Anyway, yes, your APU, especially the GPU portion of you APU, will benefit greatly from DDR3-1866.
Renethx has an awesome post in this thread wherein he tests different CPUs and APUs and stuff with different memory speeds:
Now, some of it's dependent on whether or not you're going to run madVR and stuff, but overall DDR3-1866 would be a good choice.
Those are darn good prices!
Out of both of those kits, I'd go with the Corsair's, as they're timings are a better.
Also, if you can find them, the Corsair kit does come in red (Newegg's selling the kit in red, although they're more expensive than the blue kit on Amazon).
Cool, I didn't realize the Patriot's where timed as good as the Corsair's...
That is pretty killer, nice OC, congrats on getting everything working well.
What renderer are you using (madVR, EVR, VMR9)?
Ok, cool, you're prolly using EVR as your renderer...if you go to MPC-HC Options, Playback, Output, DirectShow Video, you'll see what renderer MPC-HC is setup to use.
I still think it's awesome that you where able to increase your multiplier, safely, on an unlocked APU.