Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 = I5 2500K = Ram?

Another shortie.

Been looking at the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 and an I5 2500K, but I've read that the sandybridge processors don't like 1.65V ram, which happens to be the voltage of EVERY ram-stick (Of 2GB+ Sizes) mentioned here :

http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3

Does anyone know where I could find sub 1.65V RAM with atleast 2GB per stick? I'd prefer 4 (Or even 8, but meh).

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Here is a nice set that works at as low as 1.5v. The 2400's are new and will need some time for better sticks to arrive. For the most part those are overclocked when they are beyond 1.5v.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468
  2. Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226099

    from the reviews people are running this ram with 1155 2500k fine
    you should not be concerned with ram voltages as the processor is unlocked. you will be ocing it by upping the multi. you will not be ocing by raising the blk affecting the memory and the whole system.
  3. @Elbert, @Alvine Wicked cool. Will take a look at those two :3

    @mcnumpty Correct me if I'm wrong, but not every stick of ram will work in a motherboard.
  4. Elberts link is ddr2133 so higher latency 11-11-11

    recommended speed is 1600mhz latency 9-9-9 or lower no great advantage on sandybridge from ram speed

    over 1600mhz

    alvines link is still 1.65v

    not all ram will be on the motherboard makers compatibility list--only the ones they decide to test--so as long

    as you get the right ddr--ie ddr3 and right speed and voltage any should work really

    if you are going to use a large heatsink then low profile ram may be a good idea

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/Corsair+Vengeance+Low+Profile+8GB+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+%28CML8GX3M2A1600C9%29+?productId=45511
  5. Yes you would need to overclock for better timing. If you want low latency at 1.5v g.skills has 1866 at 8 latency.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538

    Mcnumpty23 I would say that is a good suggest but aria price is crazy. That is almost $70 and newegg has it for only $49.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
  6. the op didnt say what country they are in so dont know if they can order from newegg

    was only an example--found it cheaper--about $55

    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-8gb--2x4gb--vengeance-blue-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-240-pin-cl9-lp-7KHN.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=Q200
  7. I'm gonna buy this.
    2x4gb DDR3 1600 8 latency at 1.5V for $55

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226296
  8. mcnumpty23 said:
    Elberts link is ddr2133 so higher latency 11-11-11

    recommended speed is 1600mhz latency 9-9-9 or lower no great advantage on sandybridge from ram speed

    over 1600mhz

    alvines link is still 1.65v

    not all ram will be on the motherboard makers compatibility list--only the ones they decide to test--so as long

    as you get the right ddr--ie ddr3 and right speed and voltage any should work really

    if you are going to use a large heatsink then low profile ram may be a good idea

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/Corsair+Vengeance+Low+Profile+8GB+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+%28CML8GX3M2A1600C9%29+?productId=45511

    This test with an i5 2500k shows performance advantages with every increase in RAM speed. Looks to me like the 1866 with 8 latency would be a good choice. With a 2~10fps difference in games I would suggest the faster RAM.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/sandy-bridge-ddr3_7.html

    I would suggest the g.skills 8GB 1866 8 latency kit.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1jsylqlqzlqmx
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