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Memory for the ASUS P8P67

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April 30, 2011 11:27:40 AM

Hi.

I've been using Gskill Ripjaw F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4) since I built my computer a few weeks ago. Unfortunately one of my sticks went bad (tested multiple times with Prime95 and computer would Bluescreen immediately or shortly after when using this stick alone) and I'm thinking of ordering another 8 gigs in (2x4) configuration. I'm just wondering if (1333) (10666) is the best way to go on an ASUS P8P67 motherboard.

Thanks :) 

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May 1, 2011 2:13:52 AM

If its a few weeks old, I would return it for a new set. Unless you're using some professional grade apps, 16GB not going to do anything for ya.

I prefer to use DDR3-1600, nothing that has tall heat sinks ... above $1500 in system costs, I use CAS 7

In < $1500 systems (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 ($83)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In > $1500 systems (2 x 4GB) Mushkin CAS 7 ($144)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the alleged voltage issue:

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-s...

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Sandy Bridge does not demand only 1.5v modules, it will be perfectly happy with 1.65v modules too. If someone tries to tell you that you must have 1.5v modules, then they are either trying to sell them to you, or they have been reading misinformation, or both! Another point to consider here, is that in your BIOS, if you head to the memory voltage setting, and enter 1.5v, the text will remain white/grey, if you enter 1.65v, it will turn yellow, and it isn't until 1.73v that it turns red, so at the moment, I'd rest assured that 1.65v modules are OK to use, and I have had this confirmed by Asus, Gigabyte and Corsair so far, as soon as I hear from anyone else, I will update this again
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May 1, 2011 2:35:40 AM

As to the "alleged" RAM voltage issue:

There really IS something to it -- read the first two paragraphs. That "wink and a nod" won't prevent damage to the memory controller, and the warranty will still be void if they find out you're running 1.65v RAM.

In your quote, those colors in the BIOS are set by the board manufacturer, not Intel. They could set it to turn red at 1.35v if they wanted to.

If someone's buying a new system, why not recommend 1.5v RAM? Just to screw with the people who do recommend 1.5v? It's not like 1.65v RAM is less expensive or anything.

For Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge "E", the required RAM voltage will be even lower (likely 1.35v or less). Are you going to insist on recommending 1.5v RAM then, even though it's out of spec? lol
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