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Gigabyte X58 Extreme

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April 12, 2010 12:35:05 AM

seems last nite i read loads of forums regarding these Gigabyte X58 Extreme m/boards to be tempamental in the memory department i dont want the board for overclocking as i think the i7 975 extreme cpu is powerfull enough for gaming plus im hoping to run it with 6g ram...do any one have this board with same cpu running stable ..if so what memory best to use...the guy i bought the board of was using 3x2GB Patriot Viper 1600Mhz (9-9-9-24)..but when i googled it, it then tells me this>>>> We have 2 lines of Viper Triple Channels.
1600 Low Latency: 8-8-8 and Enhanced or Eased Latency: 9-9-9.
The lower the latencies, the better system performance because your system can access data through your RAM quicker. So, the 8-8-8-24 kit is a better kit than the 9-9-9-24 kit. But, since not everyone can always afford the faster kits, or don't need performance RAM, they have a cheaper option available....so>>>>> im confused...just want an awsome gaming pc not interested with overclocking :whistle: 

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a c 177 V Motherboard
April 12, 2010 1:37:42 AM

Latency is exactly what you want to pay for - raw clock speed is comparatively worthless - and makes the whole process of bringing up the board more complex and fraught with (sometimes unfixable) difficulties... What king of price range are you aiming at?
April 12, 2010 7:55:26 PM

well its not a matter of price as long as it will run without any issues and be very stable as i have stated i dont want it to use for overclocking just gaming.. and i think the i7 965 extreme running at 3.2 standard will be more than enough speed wise ..
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April 12, 2010 8:09:41 PM

so is it the Low Latency: 8-8-8-24 or Enhanced or Eased Latency: 9-9-9-24 ????
a c 177 V Motherboard
April 12, 2010 8:33:58 PM

If the price differential isn't too awful, I'd go with the lower latency - if you have problems, I'll try to help here with a walk through... [:isamuelson:8] Be sure, though, that it is listed as being 'XMP compatible'...
April 13, 2010 12:51:12 AM

thank you...i was thinking of getting the same as the guy i bought the board off.. was the 3x2GB Patriot Viper 1600Mhz ..but not knowing if there were a better and faster ram.. am unsure what to get..and want to get the right ram suited to the board
a c 177 V Motherboard
April 13, 2010 1:32:57 AM

RAM clock speed doesn't matter with these chips, outside convenience in overclocking... The plain and simple fact is that none of the i7 processors actually and officially support anything above 1333 - the rest is done by 'smoke and mirrors', 'cheating' with the BIOS and the hardware...
April 13, 2010 10:27:11 PM

ahh i see there are lots for me to learn..(lets hope it,ll all make sence.. :o  )..i ended up getting the Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (TR3X6G1600C9) [TR3X6G1600C9]
making sure it was the XMS as you stated...just waiting for more parts for the build :D 
April 13, 2010 10:34:06 PM

whoops i meant the xmp
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