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January 29, 2012 1:58:31 AM

Hi there, so the new motherboard i plan on buying, an Asus P8Z68-M PRO has some ram options that's kind of confusing me. There are different RAM speeds, from 1066 MHz to 2200 MHz and i would like to know whats the big difference... Is the higher one (the 2200) faster or something? And it also says 2200 Mhz(O.C.) does that mean it can be overclocked or something? Its a bit confusing :$

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January 29, 2012 2:07:18 AM
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gabrielorie said:
Hi there, so the new motherboard i plan on buying, an Asus P8Z68-M PRO has some ram options that's kind of confusing me. There are different RAM speeds, from 1066 MHz to 2200 MHz and i would like to know whats the big difference... Is the higher one (the 2200) faster or something? And it also says 2200 Mhz(O.C.) does that mean it can be overclocked or something? Its a bit confusing :$

OK, if u are getting 2500K, the CPU like the RAM on 1333MHz and in using it with XMP profile it can be run easily @ 1600MHz.

So, there is a difference, but between 1600 vs 2200, not that big that u would be able to notice with your eyes : ) In benchmarks, yes. In real life, not really.
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January 29, 2012 2:09:53 AM

So, if u will get this one, u will have very fast RAM and fully compatible with i5 or i7 CPU's.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Intel XMP certified, designed for Intel P67 & Z68

$46.99+FREE SHIPPING

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 29, 2012 2:29:42 AM

Oh ok, i taught it was gonna be like a big major difference, thanks :)  But i'm gonna be playing high end games on this, will it stilll not have a big difference? And yep i'm gonna buy an i5 2500k and i just went on the product specs on intel's website, i'm seeing under memory types its saying 'DDR3-1066/1333' does this mean its the only supported speeds?
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January 29, 2012 2:54:26 AM

gabrielorie said:
Oh ok, i taught it was gonna be like a big major difference, thanks :)  But i'm gonna be playing high end games on this, will it stilll not have a big difference? And yep i'm gonna buy an i5 2500k and i just went on the product specs on intel's website, i'm seeing under memory types its saying 'DDR3-1066/1333' does this mean its the only supported speeds?

It's good for the marketing, they let u think that u are going to increase the speed dramatically. U can tell the difference 10sec vs 20 sec.

U cannot tell the difference between 10ms vs 100ms. That's how fast are the RAM sticks today.

Sure, if u have high end system, where the bottleneck is the RAM speed, it makes sense to get one.

Usually the RAM is one of the fastest components in your PC : )
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January 29, 2012 2:57:18 AM

gabrielorie said:
Oh ok, i taught it was gonna be like a big major difference, thanks :)  But i'm gonna be playing high end games on this, will it stilll not have a big difference? And yep i'm gonna buy an i5 2500k and i just went on the product specs on intel's website, i'm seeing under memory types its saying 'DDR3-1066/1333' does this mean its the only supported speeds?


Your mobo will be able to run with in the speed...

4 x 8GB, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz
January 29, 2012 3:21:53 AM

that's the ram I bought realy happy got 16g on my Asus z68
January 29, 2012 3:58:55 AM

@nikorr Ok thanks a lot :)  I'll get the 1066 one, since its so cheap. And are there single sticks of 8gb 1066 MHz ram selling? Preferbly kingston... I keep seeing things like 8gb (2x4) and stuff like that, but i never saw it selling single.

@undercovernerd6 Haha cool, surely your system runs with no lags or bumps.

EDIT: If there's no single 8gb of ram is there a 16gb one with 2 8gb sticks of ram? Thanks x)
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January 29, 2012 4:02:06 AM

gabrielorie said:
@nikorr Ok thanks a lot :)  I'll get the 1066 one, since its so cheap. And are there single sticks of 8gb 1066 MHz ram selling? Preferbly kingston... I keep seeing things like 8gb (2x4) and stuff like that, but i never saw it selling single.

@undercovernerd6 Haha cool, surely your system runs with no lags or bumps.

No, they start @ 1333MHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Get good RAM and now its cheap, so get plenty : )
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January 29, 2012 4:03:29 AM

And the 8GB single stick is expensive, compare to 2GB/4GB stick.
January 29, 2012 4:17:39 AM

Agreed, I can get 16gbs of RAM for the price of one of those 8gb sticks... Will this work with the Asus P8Z68-M PRO? Its the first time i'm buying a motherboard without an AM2 or AM3 socket and i dont want to buy something that wont work. ]=http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-PC3-10666-1333MHz-Processors-CMX16GX3M4A1333C9/dp/B0054KPK9C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327817667&sr=8-1]

EDIT: 16Ggbs will be enough for newer games, right? And when will i need to upgrade next if games start coming with higher ram requirements? (I know this is a kinda unusual question :s )
January 29, 2012 4:30:23 AM

I'll buy the one i posted, its cheaper and i'm on a kind of tight budget here... Well thanks a lot for your help nikorr, i really appreciate it! x)
January 29, 2012 4:31:21 AM

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January 29, 2012 4:41:51 AM

Glad to help! Thanx for the vote : )
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January 29, 2012 4:42:01 AM

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