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February 4, 2012 3:54:41 AM

Can anyone tell me is this memory compatible with this board?

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

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

I was originally going to go with this memory but its listed at 1.65V and from the video he says the board is made for 1.5V so I am assuming this memory is a no go
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


also if anyone has or has opinions on that motherboard I would appreciate it. I am having a hard time picking between this and the 169 asus board...I like the smart response technology they talk about with this board as I plan to run a SSD.

appreciate any help guys.

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February 4, 2012 4:02:17 AM

I have the UD3P which is a different variant but it's an excellent board. The UD3H should be no different.

As far as the RAM goes don't listen to what the video says - go to your manufacturer's support site and check the QVL before buying *ANY* memory. The QVL is a guideline - it will give you a good idea as to what's compatible and what isn't. If you do that and match a few modules from the list to what you want to use, you should be good.

However, I will suggest not getting the RAM with the tall heat spreaders because if you buy an aftermarket cooler it will make installation incredibly difficult. Try something like this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 4, 2012 4:08:46 AM

excellent feedback g-unit...do you know anyone who has used mushkin memory?

I will check the QVL now...thanks for the link to that memory...I will not be overclocking anyway so perhaps those heat sinks aren't even needed anyway.

have you used the memory you sent the link for before...it certainly looks solid.
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February 4, 2012 4:20:59 AM

rmt333 said:
excellent feedback g-unit...do you know anyone who has used mushkin memory?

I will check the QVL now...thanks for the link to that memory...I will not be overclocking anyway so perhaps those heat sinks aren't even needed anyway.

have you used the memory you sent the link for before...it certainly looks solid.


I've used plenty of Corsair RAM - both of my systems I have now have it and it's been great.

Mushkin is supposed to be a good RAM vendor. Pretty much if you pick from these - Corsair, G.Skill, Mushkin, Kingston, Crucial, PNY, or ADATA you'll be fine. There's a couple of new manufacturers like Geil and Team Elite that have been getting really high remarks as well but I'd suggest reading into those reviews before buying.

The tall heat spreaders don't do anything and can actually hurt your system's air flow in the long run as you have to position your fans in a much different way than if you didn't have them.
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February 4, 2012 4:28:17 AM

cool i appreciate your help.

unfortunately it looks like for this board the QVL is pretty limited...mostly to 2G sticks...

however there is G.Skill 4G sticks listed:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

solid reviews but they do have the fins as well...I like the link you sent to the corsair memory

is it overkill to run all 4 slots with 4GB chips for 16GB ram...mostly doing gaming and video with some high res photography as well.
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February 4, 2012 5:13:23 AM

rmt333 said:
cool i appreciate your help.

unfortunately it looks like for this board the QVL is pretty limited...mostly to 2G sticks...

however there is G.Skill 4G sticks listed:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

solid reviews but they do have the fins as well...I like the link you sent to the corsair memory

is it overkill to run all 4 slots with 4GB chips for 16GB ram...mostly doing gaming and video with some high res photography as well.


It's just a guideline. The board makers like Gigabyte and Asus don't have the time and resources to test every part out there. It's better to check the RAM you want to get against the tested specs and see what works and what doesn't.

Most people will tell you you need 8GB for a gaming system but if you're doing photo and video editing and working with large files, 16GB will be plenty.
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