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Gigabyte x58 ud3r & patriot viper II memory compatibility?

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September 28, 2010 3:35:24 PM

hey,
has anyone had any experience -good, bad or indifferent- using Patriot Viper II DDR3 SDRam with the x58 mobo? Patriot doesn't have gigabyte listed as one of the tested mobos though with some forum entries on their site a couple of folks attest to their compatiblity. main reason i'm looking at this ram is the price point and a pretty attractive specs. on sale at newegg with some other discounts, the trio of sticks totals out to $105.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the link.

this is one of the last bits in a system build that i need to buy.
thoughts much appreciated as always
a c 717 V Motherboard
September 28, 2010 3:54:49 PM

Patriot Memory is a frequent "problem" visitor. Recommended {Corsair, G.SKILL, Mushkin, Kingston, Crucial}

GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0)
Certified RAM - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...
Tested RAM {example Corsair} - http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.asp...

My pick Corsair Dominator 1600 Mhz 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65V - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW - I thought I "tried" to talk you out of the GA-X58A-UD3R for the ASUS P6X58D-E - Have fun with that ;) 
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September 28, 2010 4:24:37 PM

jaquith said:
Patriot Memory is a frequent "problem" visitor. Recommended {Corsair, G.SKILL, Mushkin, Kingston, Crucial}

GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0)
Certified RAM - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...
Tested RAM {example Corsair} - http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.asp...

My pick Corsair Dominator 1600 Mhz 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65V - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW - I thought I "tried" to talk you out of the GA-X58A-UD3R for the ASUS P6X58D-E - Have fun with that ;) 


thanks, jaquith! gonna heed your advice here and be unpatriotic even if i went the other way on the mobo!
george
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September 30, 2010 1:45:39 PM

incidentally, it's a damn shame memory is so much more expensive than a year ago. i haven't explored what precious commodity figures into that dramatic fluctuation but one would think & hope that it would be the other way around as time lingers on and improved sticks are introduced to the market.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 30, 2010 2:24:03 PM

^It's all about simple economics of Supply & Demand. A few years back one of the major suppliers had a factory fire and the prices for a while ~ doubled!
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September 30, 2010 2:36:34 PM

i figured as much. out of curiosity, where does that put the prices now? they certainly aren't double but as far as i can tell they do seem to be about 30% higher than awhile back.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 30, 2010 3:10:55 PM

^ Yes, they have gone up over the past few weeks. My guess is the economy is doing a little better; September on the Dow Jones is historically a lager month but this month it is up ~ 8%.
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