Memory and general advice for P8P67 system?

Hi everyone. I'm new here and haven't built a system in a while, so I'm trying to get back up to speed. I'm building a Windows 7 64-bit system mainly for 3D animation, motion graphics and video editing work. In particular, I want to know if I've selected the correct memory for this system, and if anyone thinks I'm making a terrible mistake about any of this. This will have 16gb RAM in it. I'll be using my existing GeForce GTX470 card.

I'm looking at two memory choices, depending on whether I go with Newegg or Tiger Direct. Links are below:

ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429


ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard and Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked and Intel Promotion - Civilization V Game Download Bundle
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7144663&sku=B69-5209

Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 Dominator Dual Channel 8192MB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, 9-9-9-24
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6285151&sku=C13-6179
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  1. I would get the G. Skill Rip Jaw X RAM if you can get it. The rest of your hardware choices are fine. One thing though..... I question the need for 16 GB of RAM. 4GB is enough and 8GB is lots.
  2. Thanks for the response. I can easily consume all 16GB RAM with a dense 3D scene, so I think I'm correct on that. I assume the 9-9-9-24 memory should be okay for my purposes? I'm not doing any hardcore gaming, although 3D rendering and processing tons of layers of 1080P video footage can certainly tax the memory thoughput at times.

    On another note, am I gaining anything by getting the i7-2600K instead of the locked i7-2600 version? The benchmarks do show it performing better, but I have no plans to do any overclocking on my own.
  3. The K version allows you to OC which is a real bonus. Since it only costs about $20 extra, I'd say get it even if you didn't intend to OC right now.

    The extra 8GB RAM will help you in your case and I would buy 9-9-9-24 for stability.
  4. Great, thanks! Just to confirm, the Corsair RAM is also the correct type, just in case I need to go that way for some reason?
  5. deastman said:
    Hi everyone. I'm new here and haven't built a system in a while, so I'm trying to get back up to speed. I'm building a Windows 7 64-bit system mainly for 3D animation, motion graphics and video editing work. In particular, I want to know if I've selected the correct memory for this system, and if anyone thinks I'm making a terrible mistake about any of this. This will have 16gb RAM in it. I'll be using my existing GeForce GTX470 card.

    I'm looking at two memory choices, depending on whether I go with Newegg or Tiger Direct. Links are below:

    ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131682

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429


    ASUS P8P67 Pro Intel P67 Motherboard and Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked and Intel Promotion - Civilization V Game Download Bundle
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7144663&sku=B69-5209

    Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 Dominator Dual Channel 8192MB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, 9-9-9-24
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6285151&sku=C13-6179



    Let me know how your ram works out. I bought 2 8GB kits, and i'm having stability issues (which may or may not be related to the ram......running tests now
  6. To stop the RAM trouble, I have learned that one should set the RAM voltage to 1.5v or manually set the system to run at 1333Mhz. If you are buying RAM, the Corsair Vengence runs 16000Mhz at 1.5v and is reported to work well. The other option is just running 1333 Mhz stuff. Unless you need a few more frames, it should not be a deal breaker.
  7. Eagle Eye_54 said:
    To stop the RAM trouble, I have learned that one should set the RAM voltage to 1.5v or manually set the system to run at 1333Mhz. If you are buying RAM, the Corsair Vengence runs 16000Mhz at 1.5v and is reported to work well. The other option is just running 1333 Mhz stuff. Unless you need a few more frames, it should not be a deal breaker.



    tried already. even tried jumping up the voltage higher than the 1.5. I even ran it @ 1066...and its capable to 1600. And manually adjusted the timings.

    I'm still working on memtest. 2 modules down, 2 to go. After I memtest, i'm gonna try 2 modules at a time and see if I can get through intelburntest
  8. The ram was fine. Turns out it was the nvidia driver causing the crashes. The most recent driver 260.99(?) was causing the problem
  9. Thanks for the help. I went with the Newegg choices from my first post.

    @rkolb86: Good to know about the nvidia drivers... I'll have to watch for that. How did you end up diagnosing the problem? And which card to you have?
  10. nice. I'm not a ram expert, but that ram as a 16gb kit says quad channel. I bought 2 4gb x 2 kits listed as dual channel. I bet it's the same stuff, but just something to think about. The 2 4x2 kits were $30 cheaper than the 16gb kit.
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