Asus P5Q PRO 8g of 1066 mhz?

Is there any 1066 ram that will work or this board other than the super expensive corsair dominator ram. I want to use 8 gigs of ram (2g in each of the 4 slots).

Will this work? Its not on the QVL for this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
I would use 2 sets of it for 8 gigs total.
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  1. If I were trying to get something to work I would pick RAM with low voltage.

    Why do you feel you need 1066? is this for overclocking?

    1066 RAM is pretty much useless on a LGA 775 rig, unless you are pushing the FSB past 400, then it makes sense.

    If I were going to try to make something work, it would be along the lines of this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231195
  2. would that memory even work for this motherboard? There isn't any approved 1100 on the QVL.

    I do plan on doing a small overclock of the processor. Do you think i should just go for 800mhz ram? would there be any increase in gaming performance to go with the 1066 or would the 800 preform about the same
  3. With a mild to moderate overclock you don't need more than 800Mhz.

    Tests were done. The increased memory speed has almost no effect on gaming or most benchmarks. A few synthetic benchmarks show small improvements. The same is true for DDR3 on LGA 775 boards.

    A QVL is simply a list of memory the company has sitting around that they could run a test with. Pull up the QVL of other boards by the same company, and you'll discover they are quite similar ;)

    They never post a list of NON-qualified RAM, do they?

    My P5Q-E runs like a champ on this:

    G.Skill PI Black 4GB CAS4 1.8-1.9V 800Mhz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209

    Granted, it defaults to the CAS 5 1.8V config and has to be manually adjusted to the CAS 4 1.9V config.

    I could probably get 8GB to run if I wanted to, but it's kind of useless unless you are doing something specific that needs it.
  4. wow sick that looks really good. Do you think that would work in my board?
  5. that Ram you showed my isn't on the QVL but do you think I could run 2 sets for 8 gig?
  6. qwoz said:
    that Ram you showed my isn't on the QVL but do you think I could run 2 sets for 8 gig?
    That G.Skill RAM runs fine at 1.8V and 4-4-4-12 timings in a P5Q Deluxe and it should run just as well in any Asus P5Q motherboard (and lots of other P45 motherboards as well).
  7. I wish people would get over the "more is always better" idea and try some thinking instead .

    If the Tomshardware reviewers cant get a statistically significant improvement going from 3 - 6gig of ram , even using a 64 bit OS , then why would anyone waste money buying 8 gigs instead of 4?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgrade,2264.html


    And since i will get flamed , at least have the sense to fire up your favourite game in a WINDOW , and have a look at windows task manager to see how much RAM that game is actually using .

    Anyone who thinks more is always better is going to be surprised
  8. I agree with you. You might need 8 GB or more if you run several VMs at the same time, but you don't for gaming.
  9. So you think one set of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209
    should be good on a P5Q Pro with vista? I thought that 8g with vista is a good idea because 4 was slow or something.
    Oh and will all 4 gigs of this ram show up on 32 bit xp if i decide to use that?
  10. qwoz said:
    So you think one set of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209
    should be good on a P5Q Pro with vista? I thought that 8g with vista is a good idea because 4 was slow or something.
    Oh and will all 4 gigs of this ram show up on 32 bit xp if i decide to use that?
    4 or 8 GB of that RAM will work fine. A maximum of 3.2 GB will show up in XP, but that's enough for gaming and office applications. Get 8 GB if you'll use it, e.g., you'll run VMware Workstation and several VMs or you'll run applications that take advantage of more memory. As tested by Tom's, games don't need more than 3 GB. If you get 8 GB, also get Vista 64 to take advantage of it.
  11. would vista 64 bit run good with 4 gig ram? I want to leave the option to upgrade to more later.
  12. Sure. Runs great..... and don't even bother with the MB CD. Vista 64 SP1 will have everything you need.
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