I'm trying to get hold of 2x2GB sticks of Dual-Channel 1600mhz for the system (under £90-£100).
-Mobo: ASUS P7P55D iP55 Socket LGA 1156 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
-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).
-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?
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...
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.
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)