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August 3, 2011 4:27:28 PM

Hello,
Im building a computer and i want to use this ram Kingston HyperX blu DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333Mhz) KHX1333C9D3B1/4G but the problem is that is not in the supported ram list on the motherboard website im using this mobo: ASUS P8P67 LE What should i do i wanted to call asus but they dont have a toll free number :/  ty.

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August 3, 2011 4:50:31 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

IMO - don't buy single sticks and most of the "Kingston HyperX blu" are 1.65v and nothing to use on the Sandy Bridge; I know the kit you listed is 1.50v.

For a few buck more:
2x2GB F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL
2x2GB F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

IMO 2x4GB is the new 'standard':
F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

*** F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM *** $20 Rebate :) 
August 3, 2011 5:01:15 PM

Interesting that your telling me i shouldnt buy single sticks a friend of mine that is expert building computers or at least he claims to be , he told me that buying single sticks is more reliable as they dont produce so much heat and that means more durability, but if you now something about it i will like to now why tvm, also de ram that youre recommending me is 1.5v sorry if im a noob is the first time i build a pc :/ , also im planning in buying 8Gb not only 4 :) , and please dont be a snob , and answer me.
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a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 715 V Motherboard
August 3, 2011 5:24:22 PM

Single Sticks - I totally disagree with your expert friend, and later matching is a real PITA. DDR3 1333 MHz is a lesser problem than DDR3 1600+. This is nothing I would ever do and nothing I would ever recommend.

Heat - If anything your friend is thinking of much older DDR2 with 1.8v and higher. The current DDR3 for Sandy Bridge is 1.50v and some are 1.25v and there's not too much heat even with 4x4GB kits. As far a durability there's no differences, and if anything in a 2x__GB if one fails then at least you're up and running vs dead as a door nail.

You might want to read -> http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...
August 3, 2011 5:44:12 PM

Ok firstable tvm im planning to buy kingston memory because i believe that brand is very reliable i have this option HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz but i will like to now is there so much difference if i buy the 1333 mhz or the 1600 mhz one the only thing i would do on this pc is gaming WOW and working :/  , actually my cpu is a core i5 2300 so i cannot oc ,but im really happy with my build.
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a c 107 V Motherboard
August 3, 2011 5:56:29 PM

For a dual-channel system, always buy dual-channel memory or you are losing out on free performance. If you buy single sticks of RAM, they will not always work together. Plus, RAM doesn't produce enough heat to matter.

There is only a small performance difference between 1333 and 1600. I would definitely recommend 8GB (2x4GB) over 4GB (2x2GB).
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 715 V Motherboard
August 3, 2011 6:03:25 PM

IN WOW 1333 MHz CAS 9 vs 1600 MHz CAS 9 is about 2~4FPS. Also, 2x2GB vs 2x4GB is another 2~6FPS. So all of this is adding up to my original statement:

IMO 2x4GB is the new 'standard':
F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

*** F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM *** $20 Rebate :) 

GB vs FPS -> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...
August 3, 2011 6:03:54 PM

Leaps can u tell me whats wrong with this memory if i want to install in a asus p8p67 LE mobo, Kingston HyperX blu DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333Mhz) CL9, 4GB i have to tell you it does not appear to be on the list of approved memory on asus site :/  but im really interested in this memory is 1.5v ty.

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a c 107 V Motherboard
August 3, 2011 6:18:39 PM
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Note that the list hasn't been updated since January 2011. Other Kingston KHX1333 types are on there, so this kind should work as well.
August 3, 2011 6:29:49 PM

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