Hi, I have recently started to assemble a new build and had to make some drastic changes due to several people reporting problems with their Gigabyte motherboards due to incompatibilities with their RAM.
Ever since I noticed this I have done extensive research and found that, at the Gigabyte site, they have a specific list of memory brands that they tested but unfortunately none of them are available at the shop I will be buying most of my components from: http://www.overclockers.co.uk ( newegg is not an option for me )
My questions are, 1. Are the asus motherboards less restrictive when it comes to RAM? If so, do you think that buying this RAM http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... will work well on this motherboard? 2. Any other RAM recommendations for this Asus board? 3. In case the Asus P7P55D-E motherboard also suffers from RAM compatibility issues, what other motherboards should I consider?
1. No... generally RAM compatibility is just the motherboard doesn't work with the RAM, the ASUS board will probably work with more kits seeing as there don't seem to be any complaints of RAM issues so far.
Thanks a lot for your help. I have decided to choose the OCZ RAM based on your recommendation and also because it says it's un-buffered and the motherboard also supports that so it gives me a better impression than the Patriot Vipers.