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MSI P67A-C43, choosing RAM

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

    I prefer Corsair XMS3 memory myself.

    1333 or 1600 is perfect.
  2. 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=N82E16820145284

    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=N82E16820145261
  3. 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.
  4. 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???
  5. Newegg

    $10 off promo code and rebate

    I paid $39 for mine a couple months ago, they are on sale all the time.
  6. Get the $59 8GB 1600CL9 G.Skill's posted on the Memory Discounts in the Hot Deals section.
  7. Memory discounts in the Hot Deals section??

    I've never seen 8gb of anything for $59.
  8. 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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