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May 10, 2012 2:22:49 PM


Dear All, :hello: 

i have an ASUS P6TD deluxe motherboard bios v.0106
and Intel i7 Extreme 975 socket 1366 LGA

my question is
what is the best and top rated RAM in the market that i can fix for the above specs , and should i update my current bios to 0608 or not.

thanks and regards,

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a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2012 2:35:18 PM

Yes update your BIOS but take backup of bios before upgrade
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a c 125 V Motherboard
May 10, 2012 2:48:00 PM

The best memory (or fastest) that your system supports is 1866. Any of the mushkin memory in the following list will be fine for your system:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Note: The Kingston memory is not suitable because it is 1.65 volt memory.
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May 10, 2012 3:00:03 PM

abekl said:
The best memory (or fastest) that your system supports is 1866. Any of the mushkin memory in the following list will be fine for your system:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Note: The Kingston memory is not suitable because it is 1.65 volt memory.


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what about 2000mhz ram ?
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a c 125 V Motherboard
May 10, 2012 3:01:23 PM

I didn't see any 2000 memory listed on their QVL

Update: I see in the specs that they do list 2000 memory.

The only compatible 2000 memory that I found is the following:
CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Personally, I would stick with the 1866.
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May 10, 2012 3:10:49 PM

abekl said:
I didn't see any 2000 memory listed on their QVL

Update: I see in the specs that they do list 2000 memory.

The only compatible 2000 memory that I found is the following:
CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Personally, I would stick with the 1866.


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why do u think i should stick with 1866 ??
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a c 125 V Motherboard
May 10, 2012 3:13:44 PM

Because it is a more common and well tested speed. The 2000 speed memory would be pushing the MB to its tolerances, and you'd be prone to timing related issues. Eevn Asus couldn't provide a reliable 2000 speed memory kit to include on their QVL.
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May 10, 2012 3:18:09 PM

abekl said:
Because it is a more common and well tested speed. The 2000 speed memory would be pushing the MB to its tolerances, and you'd be prone to timing related issues. Eevn Asus couldn't provide a reliable 2000 speed memory kit to include on their QVL.


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ah ok thanks for explaining it to me , im currently using the corsair cm3x2g1600c9d6 (6GB) and would it make that much of a difference if i replace it with Mushkin Enhanced Redline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory

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a c 125 V Motherboard
May 10, 2012 3:21:27 PM

Whether you'd see any improvements depends on whether the stuff that you do on the computer would actually make use of the extra ram. For example, large spreadsheets and databases would use it. But just everyday tasks would not use it.

As to the speed difference, there you'd see a tiny bit of speed increase, but it would be barely noticeable.
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May 16, 2012 4:56:23 PM

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May 17, 2012 12:28:58 AM

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