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Recommend RAM: Asus P7P55D with Core i5

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December 18, 2009 6:39:31 PM

Hey

I'm trying to get hold of 2x2GB sticks of Dual-Channel 1600mhz for the system (under £90-£100).

Other components:

-Mobo: ASUS P7P55D iP55 Socket LGA 1156 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Memory details:
-4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
-Dual Channel memory architecture
-Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
-*Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper
DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
-**Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lists).

-CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket LGA1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

-HDD Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

-Graphics: Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

-PSU: Corsair tx750 750w


I had been looking at getting this: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Obsidian i5 Memory Kit 1.65V CL9(9-9-9-24) (manufacturer #: OCZ3OB1600LV4GK)


but then:
-found this forum page.

-Checked the QLV (to find it wasn't there

-Also read the nots at the top of the QLV for the PRO version (P7P55D PRO QLV) which btw is basically identical to the QLV for the standard P7P55D but with added notes. Which raised a few more issues:

----According to Intel CPU spec, CPUs with a core frequency of 2.66G support the maximum DIMM
frequency of up to DDR3-1333. To use DIMMs of a higher frequency with a 2.66G CPU, enable
the DRAM O.C. Profile feature in BIOS.

----According to Intel CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to protect the CPU.


This now left me very confused. was wondering if anyone could recommend either a 1600mhz or 1333mhz 4GB kit and/or tell me if the OCZ kit would/should work?

any help would be much appreciated.

many thanks,
Regards,
Joe
December 18, 2009 7:00:56 PM

Sorry just realised i've written QLV in few places please ignore i ment to write QVL
December 18, 2009 8:48:15 PM

Newegg bounces there prices around all the time (imo, I noticed) on ddr3 ram, the 4 gig 2gx2 kits. based on inventory and the old buyer presumption pricing equates to quality, lol. I have those Obsidians 1.65 volts in my gigabyte p55 build. They were on sale for 83.00 the day I bought them. I do a search on Newegg for ddr3 desktop memory in 4 gig kit. Then pick a manufacturer and list by price, lowest first. Did that for GSkill and came up with this. Alot of people are talking about their new ecco kit. 1.35 volts. But there are kits with different latencies and voltages with good prices.
The Obsidians do not run correct until you enter bios and raise from initial setting of 1.5 to the 1.65.
Gskilll 4 gig kits
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
The ecco 1.35 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 18, 2009 9:15:45 PM

Cheers for links. g.skills is brand i never really checked out before..... and they look like they got some pritty good deals.

I guess what really need to know before i go buy the RAM is whether i'm safe to ingore ASUS's QVL and just pick any RAM that meets the specs rather than only the ones the they list in the QVL.

Regards,
Joe
December 18, 2009 10:31:04 PM

+1 for the eco 1.35v Gskill.
December 18, 2009 11:31:42 PM

okay i've had look around these three seem like my best options:

-G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Ripjaw Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-24) 1.65V (£79.99)

-OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Obsidian i5 Memory Kit 1.65V CL9(9-9-9-24) (£74.98)

-GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 ECO Series (9-9-9-24, 1.35V) Dual Channel kit (£86.86 + p&p:£5.43)

could anyone recommend one of these and/or confirm whether they will work with my mobo(ASUS P7P55D) and processor(Intel Core i5)?

thanks,
Joe
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December 24, 2009 5:08:56 PM

LoL!! I'm planning to buy the exact same configuration.
core i5 + asus P7p55D
I was just confused about which ram to buy.
Everybody did recommand me G.Skills though. but which one...

and indeed, the QVL on asus website does not show what I wanted to see...

I think I'm gonna buy this:

http://www.pricebat.ca/G-SKILL-F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM-Ripja...

If u check out the review, a guy says he bought this for his Asus P7p55D and he said it worked fine.



December 25, 2009 1:35:18 PM

The G Skill one is pretty good. I myself got pretty much the same setup, I have an OCZ Platinum Low Voltage with DDR3-12800, but the timings are 7-7-7-24 instead of 8-8-8-24. The G Skill will work fine.
December 29, 2009 9:44:45 AM

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I'm trying to get hold of 2x2GB sticks of Dual-Channel 1600mhz for the system (under £90-£100).

Hi thepigeon,

I highly recommend using G-Skill F3-16000CL9D-4GBRH.

I bought 2 packs myself (8Gb in total) after reading this post http://gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?p=12387.

At £84.98 they are within your price range (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-037-GS) but with the added benefit of running out-of-the-box on XMP settings at 2004Mhz (9-9-9-24) with a DRAM voltage of only 1.60v (100% stable with no lock up's or hard freezes at all - stress tested with Hyper Pi) :D 

Kind regards
Ratcatcher :sol: 
!