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January 10, 2011 11:23:17 AM

Hi guys. I decided to get 2500K and ASUS P8P67 motherboard.
It has 4 ram slots.
I want 2 x 2GB rams = 4 GB rams.
If I need total of 8 GB rams in the future, I think I can just simply buy new 2x2GB rams but until then, could you guys recommend me which 2x2GB ram to buy?


And is it also possible to just use 1 out of 4 slots for 1x4GB ram for 4GB instead of 2x 2GB rams?

There are some brands that are almost the double the price of the others. Maybe their quality is better.

I am not just looking for cheaper ones. I want some decent one but not overpriced rams.

Can you guys recommend me couple of them?

And are all rams compatible with this board and CPU as long as it's DDR3?

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January 10, 2011 12:56:19 PM

joonkimdmd said:

And is it also possible to just use 1 out of 4 slots for 1x4GB ram for 4GB instead of 2x 2GB rams?


According to the manual, yes- but you will lose dual channel mode. Not recommended.

Instead get your 8 GB now with 2 x 4GB modules (assuming you are on Win 7). This leaves you room to upgrade to 16 GB in the future, and keeps you in dual channel mode.

I went with Ripjaws DDR3 2000 as a decent midrange RAM, but Ripjaws X is either about to come out or out and is optimized for P67.

Whatever you do, keep your future options open by going with 4GB modules. The board can support 8 GB modules for a total of 32 GB, but those are rare and expensive.
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January 16, 2011 4:35:06 PM

joonkimdmd said:
Hi guys. I decided to get 2500K and ASUS P8P67 motherboard.

... could you guys recommend me which 2x2GB ram to buy?


I have a P8P67 Deluxe board with an i7 2600k. I purchased this 8GB kit: CMX8GX3M2A1600C9. They were pretty reasonable.

Overall the system is working great. The only weird issue I get is sometimes when rebooting the EFI bios screen will lock up, but that is only occasionally when rebooting and I think it's some issue with the bios.
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January 16, 2011 4:38:09 PM

Actually, from ASUS P8P67, I decided to go with Asrock Extreme 4.
Does it change anything in terms of rams?
I don't know which one to get between 1333 and 1600.
Also between 9-9-9 and 7-7-7...etc.
Some people say ribjaw X is not as good as the regular ripjaw...hm..
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January 16, 2011 5:21:42 PM

You could get 7-8-7-24 or 6-8-6-24
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January 16, 2011 5:23:17 PM

nged72 said:
You could get 7-8-7-24 or 6-8-6-24


what kind of differences would I get from getting those instead of 9-9-9-24?
would it be noticeable? and also the difference between 1333 and 1600?
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January 17, 2011 2:27:12 AM

shotosan said:


Overall the system is working great. The only weird issue I get is sometimes when rebooting the EFI bios screen will lock up, but that is only occasionally when rebooting and I think it's some issue with the bios.


Have you updated the BIOS? I had the same issue with my Pro board. I updated and it is much more stable now.
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January 17, 2011 10:54:46 AM

I just purchased the asus p8p67 pro board as well and it seems that a lot of people are also having issues with the bios it is shippped with. What bios did you upgrade to exactly? The current one or the current beta one?

Thanks, would like to know in order to upgrade before i do anything

Any other drivers i should install from the asus website, audio, lan, saTA or is everything else working fine?
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January 17, 2011 1:31:54 PM

My Pro model came with v0402 dated Oct 10 and I downloaded v1003 dated Dec 27/10. Much better, very stable.
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January 17, 2011 1:38:12 PM

Really Eagle_Eye? I have the 0402 BIOS too, once I cleared the CMOS my RAM ran at 1600MHZ, but I'm still unconvinced. I will try the 1003 BIOS instead!
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January 17, 2011 3:11:57 PM

chadclifton said:
Really Eagle_Eye? I have the 0402 BIOS too, once I cleared the CMOS my RAM ran at 1600MHZ, but I'm still unconvinced. I will try the 1003 BIOS instead!


YES REALLY! :wahoo:  There are a number of issues with any new mobo and this one is no exception. As you will see in the ASUS description of the update, there are a host of fixes on it. I DO NOT recommend loading the Beta update that is also available. Remember though, any BIOS update is potentially bad news so if you do it, proceed with up most caution. I backed up my original BIOS on a USB stick and have kept it just in case.

Good luck and enjoy your new build.
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January 17, 2011 3:54:03 PM

Agreed, I would never update BIOS with a Beta release. Going to upgrade to 1003 tonight :) 
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January 18, 2011 12:37:33 PM

Updated the BIOS last night. Memory set back to 1333MHz. Changed within the BIOS, got 1 "double-boot" but seems ok now. I will keep an eye on it, but hopefully I can begin to forget about it now.
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January 18, 2011 1:32:04 PM

chadclifton said:
Updated the BIOS last night. Memory set back to 1333MHz. Changed within the BIOS, got 1 "double-boot" but seems ok now. I will keep an eye on it, but hopefully I can begin to forget about it now.


The double boot seems to be the normal thing as it resets. Hope it goes good. You might end up keeping the setting at 1333 for the DRAM but the difference in performance is minor.
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January 18, 2011 7:48:46 PM

That will explain it then, still got 1600MHz in brackets when posting (I disabled the logo screen to see). When I get home I will see how stable it's been and do another full power off and unplug. My other 8GB arrived today too, so let's see how it handles that!
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January 18, 2011 8:56:59 PM

16GB now installed. OS reads it fine, but everywhere I look (except for during POST and the BIOS) the memory reads at 1333MHz. Not sure what to believe!!

I understand that the difference will be minimal, I just hope an updated BIOS will finally fix.
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January 19, 2011 4:55:54 AM

chadclifton said:
16GB now installed. OS reads it fine, but everywhere I look (except for during POST and the BIOS) the memory reads at 1333MHz. Not sure what to believe!!

I understand that the difference will be minimal, I just hope an updated BIOS will finally fix.


Can you link to what specific RAM you are using? I'm putting the final touches on a build myself and after some advice on here I was told to go with a lower speed (1333) with tighter timings since I'm filling all slots up with a total of 16GB like yourself. Had any issues with the higher speed RAM?
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January 19, 2011 12:41:00 PM

I'm using 2 x http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I am POSTing at 1648MHz at the moment, and the BIOS agrees with that speed. But when in Windows it reads at 667MHz rather than 800MHz. In CPU-Z the memory tab is correct at 800MHz but the SPD tab shows 667MHz per slot....very weird.

That being said, I'm getting 7.9 on the Windows experience test and I have no issues with Crysis etc...so I'm happy for now and just hope that a new BIOS might sort out the incorrect readings and I can be sure what speed my RAM is running at.
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January 19, 2011 1:53:31 PM

Excellent article http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-... the P67 reacts a little different.

Per the OP don't go the single stick route unless you will never add more memory.

Therefore, my (2) recommendations for 2x2GB:
$50 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$68 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 19, 2011 3:55:56 PM

chadclifton said:
I'm using 2 x http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I am POSTing at 1648MHz at the moment, and the BIOS agrees with that speed. But when in Windows it reads at 667MHz rather than 800MHz. In CPU-Z the memory tab is correct at 800MHz but the SPD tab shows 667MHz per slot....very weird.

That being said, I'm getting 7.9 on the Windows experience test and I have no issues with Crysis etc...so I'm happy for now and just hope that a new BIOS might sort out the incorrect readings and I can be sure what speed my RAM is running at.


Sweet, thanks.
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January 19, 2011 4:10:56 PM

No probs, let us know how you get on.
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January 20, 2011 4:21:51 AM

I got myself Kingston HyperX Ti RAM. 2 x 2GB DDR3 2133MHz, for R1,279 (South African currency). I'm still waiting to see how it performs, as the motherboard I ordered with it (Asus P8P67 Pro) only arrives in SA at the 31st of January, FTL. I saw that the board supports up to 32GB RAM @ 2200MHz OC, so I'm hoping to get another set of this same chips ASAP to pump my RAM up to a decent 8GB, and OC to 2200MHz to get the most out of them. Also, I'd not recommend getting 4GB chips. 2 x 2GB (in dual channel) will perform better than a single 4GB chip, as they have the speed of their own channels available to them, where in the 4GB chip all the data has only one way to and from the chip. (Dual channel uses a seperate bus for each channel, theoretically doubling the transfer capability). The only reason you would get 4GB chips is of you are still running a mobo with only two RAM slots (:o ). Also, getting 2 x 4GB chips, and then another set of 2 x 4GB chips will give you 16GB of RAM. WTF are you going to do with 16GB of RAM?
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January 20, 2011 12:29:23 PM

Yeah, I'm getting rid of 8 of my 16GB, as you said not worth it. I use my PC for games and multi-tasking, and 8GB is plenty.
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May 28, 2011 6:32:02 AM

I have windows 64bit and have yet to reach 4 gigs of memory out of my 8gig (2x4gig corsair vengeance) even playing a game, winamp running, fraps, and some other stuff downloading in the background. Even when video editing software i never reach 4 gigs maybe 3.5 max. I think memory is just overkill. Stop wasting your money people. PC enthusiasts are just getting robbed by advertising hype performance.

By the way i'm running
Asus p8p67 pro B3 version (hating this mobo totally lead into the hype and it just backfired)
Intel i5 2500k
Corsair vengeance 2x4=8gig
Corsair H70 cooler
Corsair 650D case
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May 28, 2011 7:18:51 AM

studioman22 said:
According to the manual, yes- but you will lose dual channel mode. Not recommended.

Instead get your 8 GB now with 2 x 4GB modules (assuming you are on Win 7). This leaves you room to upgrade to 16 GB in the future, and keeps you in dual channel mode.

I went with Ripjaws DDR3 2000 as a decent midrange RAM, but Ripjaws X is either about to come out or out and is optimized for P67.

Whatever you do, keep your future options open by going with 4GB modules. The board can support 8 GB modules for a total of 32 GB, but those are rare and expensive.



I don't think this is correct... you can have 2x2GB and 4GB and still be in dual channel
See here:
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs...

also in ASUS manual page 2-6, it says you may install varying memory sizes, but it will take the lower sized channel for dual channel, any extra would operate as single channel. So as stated in Intel's site, if the two channels matched in memory size, it would all operate as dual channel (512+512 in channel A, then 1GB in channel B)
but if you had for example you had 1GB in channel A and (2x1GB) 2GB in channel B, then 2GB of your ram would run as dual channel (1gb from each side) and the extra 1GB would run as single channel
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