Basically, it mentions this ram => KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX but I notice it isn't the new HyperX Genesis which is supposed to be for Sandy Bridge. It is also 1.65V, which apparently is too high for Sandy Bridge - yet it's still on the mobo recommended Ram list??
What do you reckon? Is this Ram going to be OK, or is there anything else I should go for. There's also F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 G.Skill RAM on the list - would it be a better option?
As I mentioned, the 1.25v F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 should be fine. You'll need to either set the RAM manually i.e. DRAM Voltage or use XMP to insure 1.25v is being properly supplied to the DIMM slots/RAM. The current default is 1.50v.
I KNOW RAM & etc is heading towards <1.0v, and the Ivy Bridge and smaller lithography (nm) CPU, IC's, etc are on the horizon. The current Sandy Bridge and P67/Z68's are all geared towards 1.50v DIMM voltage.
I KNOW 1.25v or 1.35v RAM aren't compatible with current AMD, but I know it is 'okay' with LGA 1155. Part of the initial technology trade-off with small nm/low voltage RAM is that it's a little slower.