What speed should i get.
Is there any good reason to get this faster memory with this motherboard/CPU combo ? or should i just get the 1333mHz memory.
Also i read in the motherboard manual.
"According to Intel spec definition, DDR3 1600 is supported for one DIMM per channel only. ASUS exclusively provides two DDR3-1600 DIMM support for each memory channel."
What dose this mean ?, if i used DDR3-1600 memory will it only be in single channel mode ?
It seems all this memory is out of stock so i have some time to pick the correct ones for this system.
DDR3-1333 MHz is the native frequency for your motherboard and for Intel i5 and i7-8xxx cpu. Therefore, no other setting changes in BIOS are necessary.
But your cpu ( Intel i7-8xxx series only ) is also compliant with DDR3-1600 MHz with no setting changes in BIOS. Therefore, you can get DDR3-1600 MHz RAM sticks.
The important thing is, DRAM voltage should preferably be 1.5 V and not greater than 1.65 V for i5 and i7-8xxx cpu.
If your DRAM is X.M.P. capable and you enable this setting in BIOS, then the motherboard manual says you should use one DDR3-1600 MHz RAM stick per channel only. That means, you can install 4 GB + 4 GB RAM sticks only, a total of 8 GB. This will still be dual-channel ( not single channel ) provided that you install one DIMM in A1 ( blue ) slot and one DIMM in B1 ( black ) slot.
If you do not enable X.M.P. in BIOS ( and you do not need to enable that for i7-8xxx cpu ), then this restriction should not hold true for you.
The important thing to remember is, A1 slot is not the slot ( blue ) closest to cpu socket. It is the slot second closest to cpu.
I will be using 16GB so the X.M.P setting will not apply.
I guess if i really wanted to Over Clock this thing and that includes the memory i could spend more for the memory but i don't think i will be doing that at least not the memory anyways.
I seem to have read i would need the best top notch memory to over clock it and have it work good and you get a very small gain doing so. Not sure it is worth it for the little OC i would be doing.