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MSI P67A-C43, choosing RAM

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April 26, 2011 4:56:40 AM

Got the MSI P67A-C43 B3 mobo, now I'm trying to choose RAM.

I was going to go with the Gskill Ripjaws (not X) 2x4gb DDR31600..but read a lot of forum posts of people having issues with their new Sandy Bridge..I've also read that the X series is marketing hype.

That being said, I need some advice. Am I safe with the Ripjaws or better to go with the RipjawsX? (G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)

I don't see my MOBO on the Qualified List that GSkill has on their website..

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April 26, 2011 4:54:55 PM

Forget the QVL. Any 1.5v ram will work fine for you.

I prefer Corsair XMS3 memory myself.

1333 or 1600 is perfect.
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April 26, 2011 5:14:29 PM

These are the choices, both are high performance but i recommend going to the second one.

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M4A1333C7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

lower latency means higher performance.

if you are on a budget,the one which is stated above would be best,

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 26, 2011 7:07:00 PM

The only thing I would caution against with the Dominators is the height. They may interfere with your cooler.

You can't go wrong with XM3 for the price. I saw 1600's yesterday for $34 after rebate.

Manu11, you want 1.5v ram for P67, 1.65v will work, but that is the absolute max or you can damage a SB cpu, so better to stay with the newer 1.5v standard.

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April 26, 2011 9:35:01 PM

Thanks for the advice, I was able to snag the RipjawsX for $90 for 8GB..(with the 15% off coupon on NewEgg)..A bit more expensive probably than I should have spent..Where did you see the XM3s for $34???
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April 26, 2011 10:06:26 PM

Newegg

$10 off promo code and rebate

I paid $39 for mine a couple months ago, they are on sale all the time.
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April 27, 2011 4:55:32 AM

Get the $59 8GB 1600CL9 G.Skill's posted on the Memory Discounts in the Hot Deals section.
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April 27, 2011 1:58:14 PM

Memory discounts in the Hot Deals section??

I've never seen 8gb of anything for $59.
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April 27, 2011 11:46:15 PM

Well it's dead now. I should've said Hot Deals of Tom's Hardware.

I almost bought some, but I don't even have a system with a use for it (X58).
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May 5, 2011 3:23:50 AM

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