I need help choosing 4GB DDR3 memory

Hi there

I need help on choosing among some DDR3 memories...
1. OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P16004GK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227297

2. OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1066LV4GK http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227582

3. CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

I want to use them with this: ASUS Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131407

So... I want to know for sure if all of them are compatible with this motherboard... As far as I know they are (I'm not sure for number 1)!

Which one is the best or do you have to suggest me some other (in the same cost range of course)...
Among no. 1 and 2 which one is better?

Thanks for stopping by
Post with confidence...


Pandyred
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  1. Hello
    I wouldn't recommend the first one because 1.7v is quite high for Core "i" CPUs;therefore, it may damage your motherboard.
    Between the other too,definitely go with the Corsair one,I wouldn't recommend DDR3 1066 for Core "i" CPUs.(1333 and 1600MHz are recommended)
    In the same price range,you can get this G.Skill Ripjaws which have lower voltage and timings
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278
  2. Thanks for the interest...

    What about this one? http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr3_pc3_12800_platinum_low_voltage_dual_channel
    Is it compatible?
    Among the Corsair and this one which is the better? (OCZ as a brand is it trusted?)
  3. That's also a great choice and yes its compatible with your board.
    Between OCZ and Corsair,well it depends on the models that you are considering but overall i prefer Corsair;however,OCZ is a trusted brand too.
  4. Maziar said:
    Hello
    I wouldn't recommend the first one because 1.7v is quite high for Core "i" CPUs;therefore, it may damage your motherboard.
    Between the other too,definitely go with the Corsair one,I wouldn't recommend DDR3 1066 for Core "i" CPUs.(1333 and 1600MHz are recommended)
    In the same price range,you can get this G.Skill Ripjaws which have lower voltage and timings
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278


    ^ Vote for Ripjaws, link above
  5. A friend of mine told that Kingston is also a good brand... I think that they are a little bit expensive than those brands above... I really don't know what to choose!

    You believe that 4GB is enough or I should go for 6Gb or 8Gb? The PC I'm creating won't be for hardcore gaming or something... Just for regular use with some "shines" of gaming and video editing...
  6. Kingston,Corsair,OCZ,Crucial,G.Skill etc. are all good.The G.Skill Ripjaws which i linked is one of the best in terms of price/performance ratio.
    And 4GB is enough for your tasks,there is no need to get more.
  7. I'd like to know if this one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+4GB+DDR3+DIMM+Desktop+Memory/1120738.p;jsessionid=A9FD2D9D330989EBC1B4FF98930DB93D.bbolsp-app06-44?id=1218222798223&skuId=1120738&st=CMX&cp=1&lp=3
    Model: CMXG4GX3M2A1600C9

    is the same with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3899435&SID=skim1402X558040
    Model: CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

    I want to know because I'm interested in both of them and I want to which one is the best and if they are compatible with my system...

    I fixed the URLs...
  8. The second link doesn't work.
  9. I'm using:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274

    So far it working like a charm on my ASUS board.
  10. Pandyred said:
    I'd like to know if this one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+4GB+DDR3+DIMM+Desktop+Memory/1120738.p;jsessionid=A9FD2D9D330989EBC1B4FF98930DB93D.bbolsp-app06-44?id=1218222798223&skuId=1120738&st=CMX&cp=1&lp=3
    Model: CMXG4GX3M2A1600C9

    is the same with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3899435&SID=skim1402X558040
    Model: CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

    I want to know because I'm interested in both of them and I want to which one is the best and if they are compatible with my system...

    I fixed the URLs...

    I did a google search about the first model and couldn't find any other places that sell the exact model.And since bestbuy doesn't provide information about timings and voltages, go with the second one.Its cheaper too.
  11. The memories are probably going to be used with an Intel Core i5... but the one thing that concerns me now is that most of the Core i5 are saying in their specifications: "Supported Memory Types: DDR3-800/1066/1333"...

    The thing is that the memories that I'm interested and are mentioned above are , most of them, 1600MHz... Is this a problem? Is there going to be an incompatibility?

    Quote:
    with what cpu.?
    I thought that i7 was a triple channel RAM possibility.
    So if running an i7 then go triple channel of 6GB(3x2GB) and you don't have to worry about it.
    look for these specs in particular: 1333 frequency settings 9-9-9-24 1.65V

    are you going to eventually run dual video cards.?


    About the Cpu is answered above... I would prefer Core i7 but as I said, I will probably use the memories with Core i5...
    About the VGAs, no. I'm going to use only one VGA card.

    I've opened a thread about some Core i5 CPUs I'm interested in... you can have a look... http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/292120-10-which-core-best
  12. Hi again after a while...

    I just need to know if this memory is compatible with my system:

    CORSAIR 12GB(6x2GB) XMS3 PC3(DDR3) HX3X12G1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145235, http://www.twenga.co.uk/prices-XMS3-HX3X12G1600C9-CORSAIR-RAM-memory-536716-0

    My system: ASUS P7P55D EVO + Intel Core i5 760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 1156 95W Quad-Core

    It doesn't have to be used up to 12GB... I mean I'm intending to use it as 8GB (if I had these memories, because they are too expensive in my opinion...) since my motherboard has only 4 slots. (Can this be done?)
  13. Yes its compatible.
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