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Mobo RAM compatibility?

Hey all, building my first comp and having some trouble deciding what memory would work with my 1155 motherboard of choice: ( MSI P67A G43 ). I've seen around the webs that this specific board has issues with certain models of ram, so I was wondering if anyone who knows the board could point me in the right direction and recommend something that works, so I don't have any nasty surprises when I order the parts.

Specifically, I need 4gb (2x2gb), and don't want to go over $50. I also won't be overclocking the ram (unless overclocking the cpu means you have to overclock ram? New to this!)

Thanks guys
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  1. Any 1.5 or 1.65v DDR3 RAM modules will work on your mobo. It isn't rocket science.
  2. Get some 1.5v Corsair, Kingston, or Gskill in DDR3-1333 or 1600.

    You don't need to overclock your memory to overclock your cpu.
  3. Newegg has 10% promo code on memory today only. promo code EMCKFJE26

    I prefer these new Corsair 1.5v.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145339
  4. Unfortunately, the MSI QVL doesn't show much in matched kits.
    but,
    Here is a 4Gb value kit that will work well in your MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161279
  5. Who looks at QVL's anymore? I haven't had one case where DDR3 didn't work, in any board.
    As long as the motheboard supports the speed and voltage, it will work.
    I would certainly go with Corsair memory over Wintec Ampo.

    You mentioned that people with that board stated they had problems with certain ram. That's likely a user error and not a problem with the board or memory.

    Most people have no idea what they are doing and just stick it in and boot it on auto without checking what it actually running at. That's why we recommend you always set your speed, voltage and timings manually.
  6. Thanks everyone for the replies!

    Yes I've looked at that list but I've read that its not much use as its so limited. So will this work in the mobo? Its the set that I had originally had my eye on until the paranoia hit. And yes there was apparently an infinite boot loop issue with some of the boards, and incompatibility with some GSkill models was a proposed cause, so I wanted to see if anyone here had the same issue
  7. davcon said:


    Both exceed, his $50 budgetary limit

    These CAS 7's are low profile and only $44.99, delivered (free priority - 2day shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285
  8. That is a good sale - jump on it!
  9. JackNaylorPE said:
    Both exceed, his $50 budgetary limit

    These CAS 7's are low profile and only $44.99, delivered (free priority - 2day shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285

    Huh! both kits i listed are under $50 with the promo codes entered at checkout.
    He has to layout $64.99 and wait for a mir with that Corsair kit.= over $50 limit
  10. davcon said:



    How are they cheaper, they are more. You can take 10% off the ones we mentioned too, duh, so yeah that still makes them more expensiven, not cheaper. I take it you failed math? lol
  11. valuum said:
    Thanks everyone for the replies!

    Yes I've looked at that list but I've read that its not much use as its so limited. So will this work in the mobo? Its the set that I had originally had my eye on until the paranoia hit. And yes there was apparently an infinite boot loop issue with some of the boards, and incompatibility with some GSkill models was a proposed cause, so I wanted to see if anyone here had the same issue

    They should work but this is the review of the day where they test the faster version of the same http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-vengeance-crucial-ballistix-kingston-hyperX,2907.html
  12. Like I said originally, Corsair and Kingston are tops in my book.
  13. geekapproved said:
    How are they cheaper, they are more. You can take 10% off the ones we mentioned too, duh, so yeah that still makes them more expensiven, not cheaper. I take it you failed math? lol

    $10 is more off the price then 10% duh!
  14. Hey sorry for the massive delay in responding to my own thread, right in the middle of finals right now :cry:

    So I'm a little more comfortable with compatibility now, but another issue popped up: apparently the hyper 212 I plan on having will partially block the first dimm slot, and G-skill X-series ram is problematic because of its tall heatspreaders.

    Will the heatspreaders on corsair xms3 modules do the same? I have no means of physically comparing them.

    Edit: I'm ordering sometime in the next few days and I won't be able to log on very often until around friday, if you guys see anything on newegg.ca let me know!
  15. Best answer
    You'll have no problem with that set-up.
    Vengeance 52mm
    Ripjaws are 41mm tall
    XMS3 33mm tall
    I have a 212+ and ripjaws on an 1155 mobo no problems.
    You could even fill all 4 dimms and just slide the fan up a bit to clear the closest stick.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231443
    You could even use this kit which would be fine imo.
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL-7-7-7-21 Memory
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57949&vpn=F3%2D10666CL7D%2D4GBXH&manufacture=G%2ESkill
    Just pricematch it at NCIX checkout
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/232567/F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH/G.SKILL/
    NCIX has cheap shipping
  16. Thanks for those measurements Davcon! So I've already ordered, and ended up going with a pair of XMS3's just to be on the safe side, and because they seem to be a very well received brand in this community. Thanks for all the help people!
  17. Best answer selected by valuum.
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