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Help with picking memory

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I am having problems with my rig and found out that my memory is not really compatible with my rig so im planning to buy a new set of memory, hopefully an 8gb one. Any help with picking the right memory would be helpful. Thanks

Current specs:
-Aerocool Predator White Case
-750W Antec Trupower blue psu
-Intel Core i7 2700K
-Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/gen 3 motherboard
- Corsair Force Gt 120gb ssd
- WD 1tb caviar black hdd
-Corsair Dominator memory_____Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 (replacing)
-Asus Radeon 6770
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  1. CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
  2. The Corsair kit is slightly more expensive than some other good kits, but Corsair is among the best brands and it's only a few dollars. The only other memory brand I'd put in Corsair's league is G.Skill.
  3. I see your existing memory is 1.65 volt memory. That is likely where your incompatibility lies. Have you tries upping the ram voltage in your bios to 1.65 volts? That might solve any problems you are having.
  4. CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
    $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
    $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    With the Sandy Bridge cpu you want to have ram that is 1.5v and any higher will damage the memory controller on the cpu. These choices will give you a few different colors to choose from.
  5. Sandy Bridge doesn't need to have 1.5v, it can run 1.65, but I'd recommend 1.5 anyway. It will probably last longer with 1.5v and there is a lower chance of incompatibility.
  6. blazorthon said:
    Sandy Bridge doesn't need to have 1.5v, it can run 1.65, but I'd recommend 1.5 anyway. It will probably last longer with 1.5v and there is a lower chance of incompatibility.



    Anything over 1.5v will void the CPU warranty.
  7. Corsair have almost 100% compatibility with all motherboards. Asus have some compatibility problems with some RAM brands,even with G.Skill.
  8. abekl said:
    I see your existing memory is 1.65 volt memory. That is likely where your incompatibility lies. Have you tries upping the ram voltage in your bios to 1.65 volts? That might solve any problems you are having.


    sorry im a newbie. How do you exactly do that. if you can, could you explain the steps to me?
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    ninja007 said:
    sorry im a newbie. How do you exactly do that. if you can, could you explain the steps to me?

    First, see section 3.2 of your user manual. It explains all of the BIOS options.

    You will need to go into the Advanced mode of the BIOS menu. Look at section 3.4 of the manual (A.I. Tweaker menu). It shows where to adjust the memory voltage.
  10. thanks everyone. Thanks for your help abekl
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