Ram for i7 and P8P67? (stock)

Hello. I'm new.

I have an Asus P8P67 LE

4 x DIMM Máx. 32 GB, DDR3 1866(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/1600*/1333/1066

And I will put hree an i7-2600K processor (D2 stepping)

I probably maintain the cpu in stock voltage.

The usage of the computer will be: virtualization under linux


I read that best RAM for OC are 1600Mhz, but I think I will not OC nothing (I THINK).


So my question is:

In performance terms for the computer, and with stock parameters of RAM and CPU.

Which RAM should I put for more performance? 1600 Mhz?? 2133Mhz??

I'm sawing the Kingston HyperX for 1600Mhz
And G.Skill Ripjaws X for 2133Mhz

Any more sugestions??


Thanks a lot
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  1. well, i say 1600 Mhz its enaugh for you, and if you really keep the 2600k @ stock voltage dont bother, grab the simple 2600.
  2. With 2133Mhz you will gain a litlle+ in performance but mostly in synthetic test. For normal users go 1600Mhz. If you wanna overclock your CPU with the new UEFI bios you can do just with a simple raise from the multiplier.
  3. You will not notice performance increases with higher clocked memory.

    With P67/Z68 chipsets, 1600MHz is sufficient. Just remember to get 1.5V.
  4. Thanks to all.

    I will purchase 1600Mhz RAM

    > and if you really keep the 2600k @ stock voltage dont bother, grab the simple 2600.

    but remember, actually you can buy 2600K at same price than a 2600
  5. > Just remember to get 1.5V.

    In 1.5V I have the same price between these, which you suggest me?

    G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 16GB 4x4GB CL8
    8-8-8-24
    1.5 Volts

    Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 DDR3 1600 16GB 4x4GB CL9
    9-9-9-24
    1.5 V

    And why not 1.65V of Kingston HyperX?

    Thanks
  6. Quote:
    G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 16GB 4x4GB CL8
    8-8-8-24
    1.5 Volts


    I use the same memory. In BIOS, set OC to X.M.P for best results.

    The Corsair is another alternative. I believe this is a little more expensive than G Skill (Here in Korea anyways).

    Quote:
    And why not 1.65V of Kingston HyperX?


    As mentioned, Sandy is rated for 1.5V. Using 1.65V can cause instability/damage to components.
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