I'm building a Hyper-V 2008 server to host several Windows/Exchange/SQL server VMs using a i5-2500K CPU and Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H-B3 motherboard.
I want the i5-2500K's built-in GPU so I'm using the H67 chipset, which means I WON'T be doing any overclocking.
I need the 16GB of RAM in it to be as stable and high performing as possible without OCing, so I want to keep it at 1.5V as recommended for Sandybridge, but I don't understand which other criteria to use to make my choice.
H67 chipset locks RAM to 1333MHz, but I think I can use 1600 modules with it. If so, does this enforced underclocking change anything else I should be aware of? How do voltage, speed and latency affect one another?
The ripjawX has faster Latency and is optimized for Sandy Bridge.
Thanks for that.
I just had another thought. Could height of RipJawX be a problem on this mATX board with the CPU heatsink/fan? I'm looking at Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 or Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Extreme.
Heat's not going to be a problem, I just want it to be silent. Can't find full details of dimensions/shape of all components to work it out.