Is this ok RAM for HD video editing?

Hey guys, I'm building a computer that will for the most part be used for HD video editing. I'll be using all the adobe creative suite c5.5-6 and might do a little gaming on the side.

My rig will have:

-i7 870
-radeon 5850
-either a asus p7p55d-e lx or p7p55d-e pro
-windows 7 home premium
-750w PS

The main two brands of RAM i feel the most comfortable with are gskill and corsair. But there is so many different models of the same speed that I can't decide.

Any suggestions for DDR3 (1600)? 16gb

Thanks
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  1. Corsair Vengeance is extremely popular. I have several sets and they all work great
  2. Hi there, do u have already the CPU and mobo?


    Anyway, 16GB is OK and your OS will not let u use more, unless u use the RAM disc.

    If u could get a IB CPU, it would be bit faster work : )
  3. And if u encode a lot and overnight, faster RAM would be a definite plus.


    I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile.
    And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198
    Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
  4. Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 993995
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226272

    or

    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198

    Either will do just fine for you and be compatible with your motherboard.
  5. I already have the i7 870. I am literally researching motherboards as of writing this. I think i'm going to go with the p7p55d-e deluxe.

    I have a RAM/Motherboard question. I fried my last p7p55d deluxe (no E). I always thought it was just a static thing. It had 2 x 2gb of ripjaw 1600 in it and I bought 2 x 2gb 1600 more to bump it up to 8.

    I just found this in my mobo manual:

    "Due to intel spec definition, X.M.P. DIMMs and DDR3-1600 are supported for one DIMM per channel only"

    So could I have fried my last mobo because I stuck 4 separate sticks of 1600 in it? All along the only thing I could think of was static. And if I continue with 1600 RAM and want 16GB, then I should put 2 x 8gb sticks instead of 4 x 4gb. Am I right?

    Thanks,
    -WooDy
  6. "I should put 2 x 8gb sticks instead of 4 x 4gb. Am I right? "

    You are absolutely right. That is a good caveat to have found.

    Are 8GB DIMMS even supported on that MB?

    If so you're choices are:
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231568

    and

    Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148545
  7. 16GB is really needed. Anything less than that will choke, especially with HD editing.

    I would get 2x8GB, as there is 50% less chance that one stick will die on u.

    Good mobo choice.
  8. To nikorr: I totally agree about a minimum of 16gb, thats my goal.

    To abekl: I'm not exactly sure if 8's are supported. I'm looking in the old p7p55d (no E) manual under the qualified vendor lists and actually I don't see any that say 8. CRAP! The E board can take 2200 or 1333 so maybe I should drop to 1333 and go back to 4 x 4gb. I don't even see 2200 on Newegg.
  9. If you're nott seeing 8's then I wouldn't chance it. Drop to 1333, 4x4. It's the safest and least expensive route.

    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 993770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226293

    or

    G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-1333C9Q-16GAO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231543
  10. Max 4GB/slot : (

    Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 PC3-16000, DDR3 (non-ECC)
    Maximum Memory: 16GB
    Slots: 4
    Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 PC3-16000 with a maximum of 8GB Kit (4GBx2) per slot.*
  11. I'm cool with playing it safe at 1333, however I just downloaded the manual for the new -E board and I don't see any 8's anywhere for any speed RAM. I'm confused. Clearly under "Maximum Memory Supported" it says 16gb. But no where in the manual does it look like its ok to do so. What am I missing?
  12. You're not missing anything. This is a clear case where the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. The manual states 2 opposing things, and you end up wondering which is reality. Play it safe and go with 4x4, 1333MHz
  13. I hear you. This stuff could make one start smoking. If you don't mind me asking, what mobo/RAM combo are you using?
  14. nevermind I just found the member config
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