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Asus P5Q PRO 8g of 1066 mhz?

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April 13, 2009 12:17:24 AM

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=N82E168...
I would use 2 sets of it for 8 gigs total.

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a b V Motherboard
April 13, 2009 1:19:41 AM

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=N82E168...
April 13, 2009 1:41:16 AM

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
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a b V Motherboard
April 13, 2009 1:53:35 AM

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=N82E168...

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.
April 13, 2009 2:04:51 AM

wow sick that looks really good. Do you think that would work in my board?
April 13, 2009 2:10:33 AM

that Ram you showed my isn't on the QVL but do you think I could run 2 sets for 8 gig?
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a c 230 V Motherboard
April 13, 2009 2:33:22 AM

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).
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a c 89 V Motherboard
April 13, 2009 2:50:12 AM

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-upgra...


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
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a c 230 V Motherboard
April 13, 2009 3:12:26 AM

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.
April 13, 2009 11:18:23 PM

So you think one set of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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?
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April 14, 2009 12:11:38 AM

qwoz said:
So you think one set of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
April 14, 2009 10:56:38 PM

would vista 64 bit run good with 4 gig ram? I want to leave the option to upgrade to more later.
a b V Motherboard
April 15, 2009 12:44:35 AM

Sure. Runs great..... and don't even bother with the MB CD. Vista 64 SP1 will have everything you need.
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