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Will KHX1600C9D3K2 memory work on P8 Boards?

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July 14, 2012 7:36:51 PM

Title should read:
Will Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8G memory work on Z77 Boards?

Hi all
I brought 8Gb (2x4) Kingston memory chips on a special offer when I was Considering
going with an AMD FM1 system. After reading a great many reviews on Intel systems, I
came to the conclusion that these were a better (more bang for my buck) solution than the AMD. But everything I read about Intel boards recommend 1.5Volt mem chips, my Kingston are 1.65Volt,
can I use them, or have I wasted my money?
P.s. I like the ASRock Z77 Pro4 Motherboard, is compatible with my memory?

OneEye
July 15, 2012 8:02:03 AM

I've tried to tidy this mess that I made, I hope this makes more sense...
(I know the Title is still wrong, but I don't know how to edit it...)
Same question for the ASRock Z77 Pro3,
July 15, 2012 9:31:47 AM

Hi
I've been through the ASRock Z77 mem compatibility list and this one seems close:

DDR3 1600 2GB Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX DS v 4pcs

My Memory: Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8G

So I'm still not completely sure that it will work, any pointers will be much appreciated.
I haven't done any new builds for a few years, so I'm out of touch with much of the new tech,
for example; what is 'XMP'? In relation to memory...

oneeye
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July 17, 2012 5:49:05 PM

Hi
I've been doing some more research and have found that some boards accept the following memory:

Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

As the memory I purchased are only one character out: KHX1600C9D3K2/8G (no X on the end), I went to the
Kingston site and downloaded the 'SPECS' for both. On comparison of the two, there is just one difference:

Posted CAS

I have no idea what this means, so I hope someone on here with a knowledge of memory, can tell me (I
hope that it is not so important that it will prevent my memory from working.)
Many thanks in advance...

oneeye
July 19, 2012 10:36:31 AM

OK
I finally set my mind on an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 MoBo. and according to the Kingston site, my memory will work OK. Which is a big load off, as I'm saving hard to afford the new build.
By the by, 'Posted CAS' is all about timing, changing between odd and even clock cycles...

oneeye

One other question, if I may...
I have a really old Nvidia card, a Geforce 6600, is it worth using instead of the internal graphics?
The Nvidia gets a really crappy score on your 3D Mark...
I will of course replace it when I have the cash for something better...
!