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June 25, 2012 4:22:28 AM

Under this data sheet, it states the only compatible Mobos and memory are as stated:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/gaming-co...

I am purchasing the ASUS P8Z77-V, not the Pro, will XMP still work?

Also, the datasheet recommends G.Skill, but I am purchasing Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz. Will Corsair also work?

Also, if I purchase the G.Skill one, will Quad Channel work on my Dual channel board?

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

G.SKILL Ares Series:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for the help!

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a c 146 } Memory
June 25, 2012 5:02:27 AM

Yes it will work. If the RAM supports XMP, than u are fine.
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a c 146 } Memory
June 25, 2012 5:03:13 AM

Both Corsair and the mobo is fine and it will work.
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a c 347 } Memory
June 25, 2012 11:39:30 AM

I'm not a fanboy of 'Ares' because of the VCCSA 1.25v requirement, I like G.SKILL just not the Ares lines.

XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile) is from Intel so you'll be hard pressed to find a modern Intel based MOBO that lacks XMP support. It's not plug-n-play and with your ASUS it takes a few seconds to enable support; AI Overclock Tuner -> XMP and use Profile1 in 9/10 cases -- Corsair LP only has Profile 1.
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June 25, 2012 11:54:28 AM

unknown9122 said:
Also, if I purchase the G.Skill one, will Quad Channel work on my Dual channel board?

It will work as a dual channel.

Quad is used on X79 Express chipset and Intel® Core™ i7 processor based PCs.

Yours is Z77 and it uses the dual channel.
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a c 347 } Memory
June 25, 2012 12:04:17 PM

^I missed that part, but Quad works fine on Dual MOBO's, but Dual kits even 4x_GB don't always work in Quad MOBO's. The CAS Timings are often too tight (particularly in XMP) for Quad and require manual tweaking to avoid errors.

QVL Lists - is a fraction of the kits that will 'work' and with the Ivy or Sandy Bridge CPU's it's best to purchase newer kits with a DRAM Voltage of 1.50v and that can run properly with a VCCSA/VCCIO of 1.0v~1.20v (max).

Some ultra-fast kits e.g. >DDR3-1600 have 1.60v~1.65v BUT they still can work within the confines of VCCSA/VCCIO of 1.0v~1.20v. Though the gains for 9.999/10 folks doesn't pay off other than some obscure benchmarks (exception is a RAM Drive).
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June 25, 2012 2:24:16 PM

Thanks so much for the responses y'all.
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June 25, 2012 2:28:11 PM

jaquith said:
I'm not a fanboy of 'Ares' because of the VCCSA 1.25v requirement, I like G.SKILL just not the Ares lines.

XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile) is from Intel so you'll be hard pressed to find a modern Intel based MOBO that lacks XMP support. It's not plug-n-play and with your ASUS it takes a few seconds to enable support; AI Overclock Tuner -> XMP and use Profile1 in 9/10 cases -- Corsair LP only has Profile 1.


What do you mean? You have to go into Bios to enable what? XMP?
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June 25, 2012 2:47:03 PM

unknown9122 said:
What do you mean? You have to go into Bios to enable what? XMP?

Yep, simple: AI Overclock Tuner -> XMP and F10 (save).
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June 25, 2012 2:51:59 PM

Alright, I can't wait to try it, thanks a lot for the help.
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July 2, 2012 2:29:14 AM

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July 2, 2012 5:27:35 AM

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