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Is this suitable Memory for a new build?

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September 7, 2012 1:13:29 PM

I'm planning to build a (mostly) new computer by the end of the month. I'm dead set on getting the cheaper Intel i5 3570K and the Asus Sabertooth Z77 Mobo. As for memory I have no idea, my current system has 8GB of Kingston 1600MHz so I was planning to match the capacity and up the speed (old parts are being given to family) but have no idea what is suitable.

I read a review on this Patriot memory and it seemed like a good choice. Can the new system handle it? Are they're better alternatives?

Thanks for any help. :) 

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September 7, 2012 2:05:35 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Motherboards & Memory by Mousemonkey
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September 7, 2012 2:19:23 PM

Hmm okay, corsair is easier to buy as Scan sell corsair exclusively and thats where I'm getting everything else. I just had a quick look at other memory threads and everyone is saying that you shouldn't get 1.65V for ivy bridge, do you know why?
a b } Memory
September 7, 2012 2:25:17 PM

yes, because the memory controller in the cpu is limited to 1.5 volts.
September 7, 2012 2:28:54 PM

Ah right, how are those timing better than the other modules? And thanks, you've saved me £40 :D 
a b } Memory
September 7, 2012 2:30:31 PM

you're welcome. Yes, the timing is better than the Samsung modules originally suggested.
a b } Memory
September 7, 2012 2:51:39 PM

abekl said:
I wouldn't go for that memory because it's cas is 11-28, where good memory at that speed should be running at cas 9-24.

Better is this kit:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...


did you read the bit at the bottom?

tested at

- 1600MHz (7-8-8-24 1N) @ 1.40v
- 1866MHz (9-9-9-27 1N) @ 1.40v
- 2000MHz (9-10-10-28 1N) @ 1.45v
- 2133MHz (10-10-10-28 1N) @ 1.45v
- 2400MHz (11-11-11-28 2N) @ 1.50v

its running at cas 7-24 at 1600mhz at only 1.4v
a b } Memory
September 7, 2012 2:59:19 PM

I missed that. Those must be manual timings.
a b } Memory
September 7, 2012 3:26:01 PM

yeah they are manual timings

and very impressive timings at low voltage as well--must be because its 30nm ram

and they are probably the lowest profile ddr3 ram modules i have seen--so no worries about heatsink clearance
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