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January 20, 2011 2:43:34 PM

Hey guys, I'm building a $1600 Gaming PC and I have a few motherboard/memory related questions. I asked a few other questions and you guys have been very helpful.
I'm buying a sandybridge setup with a 2500k which I plan to overclock. An asus p67 pro motherboard and corsair 8 GB ddr3 1600 @ 1.65V.

I read on a few boards that ram should not surpass 1.5V on a p67 mobo however this ram was listed in asus' compatibility list.

My ram requires a low profile because I'm using a themaltake frio cooler

Has anyone encountered any problems qhn installing 1.65V ram into their p67 mobo? If so, are there any solutions or do I need yo buy more ram? Could you recommend replacement ram that's 2x4gb 1600 ram with a low profile?

RAM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...



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January 20, 2011 3:06:38 PM

xalexon said:
Hey guys, I'm building a $1600 Gaming PC and I have a few motherboard/memory related questions. I asked a few other questions and you guys have been very helpful.
I'm buying a sandybridge setup with a 2500k which I plan to overclock. An asus p67 pro motherboard and corsair 8 GB ddr3 1600 @ 1.65V.

I read on a few boards that ram should not surpass 1.5V on a p67 mobo however this ram was listed in asus' compatibility list.

My ram requires a low profile because I'm using a themaltake frio cooler

Has anyone encountered any problems qhn installing 1.65V ram into their p67 mobo? If so, are there any solutions or do I need yo buy more ram? Could you recommend replacement ram that's 2x4gb 1600 ram with a low profile?

RAM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Thanks


Nice setup you are buying. Very much like mine actually.

I am running 8GB of 1.5v Kingston ValueRam @1333Mhz. It works flawlessly and I bought it on my dealers' recommendation (they don't carry G.SKill unfortunately). I was told it simply runs well, is reasonably priced and known for solid stability. The others recommended were Corsair Vengence and Patriot Sector 5. The Kingston stuff is low profile (no heat sink) so an after market CPU cooler won't be an issue. I should add that in actual performance in real work use, you won't be able to tell the RAM speed. Playing games, you might get a few extra frames per second with 1600Mhz stuff. 1600 seems to be okay with Sandy Bridge....it is the voltage that seems to cause headaches. My dealer reports they have had lots of returns with 1.65v RAM after a few days of use in a new P8 board. I have no reason to doubt what I have been told since the dealer has been around for years and is one of the biggest retailers in Western Canada. I have also noted some issues raised over this on the net. If you could find some G.Skill Ripjaw X RAM it is supposed to be excellent too. It is sold out up here but I think it is available on-line from the States.

This link should help you:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...

I have studied a number of reports from places like ASUS technical papers that there is no need for any after market CPU cooler as long as you don't OC more than about 4200. For this reason and the fact that my dealer said the same thing, I am running stock air without issue. I have monitored my thermals without any issues arising. Mine is set to throttle back to stock speed when there is no demand for Turbo boost by the computer. If you plan to go above that to say 5GHz, then they recommend a cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212+. Maximum PC Magazine also calls this cooler the best for the least.

Sorry, I don't have time right now to find more URLs to assist you but if you Google it, you should find a lot of info on this topic.

Hope this is of some help to you. Have fun! :hello: 


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January 20, 2011 6:08:37 PM

xalexon said:
Im planning on getting G.Skill Sniper ram. Will this work with my setup? I believe it has a low enough profile for my frio. How have your experiences with this ram been?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...



Yeah, that looks to be a great match. The Sniper stuff is 2x4GB low profile with 1.5v voltage and 9-9-9-24 specs. Pretty stock stuff....I wonder what makes it so special? Anyway, it seems the reviewers who posted on Newegg liked it. I like the rep and reviews I have read about G.Skill but I can only buy it mail order here....not main line products way up here yet. It would be nice to get some feedback on this site from folks that own this stuff.
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