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What is the best memory for asus v pro ivy bridge

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September 28, 2012 7:35:21 PM

what is the best memory i should get for my gaming set up i plan on overclocking


CPU - I5 3750K
MOBO - ASUS V PRO Z77
GPU - HD RADEON 7950
RAM - ???
PSU - CORSAIR TX750

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September 28, 2012 10:43:13 PM

I don't know about "best" but a good place to start would be the Asus Qualified Vendor List. That is a list of RAM that has been tested and known to work with a given board. It's by no means exhaustive nor should you necessarily limit yourself specifically to that list, but it's as good a place to start as any.
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September 29, 2012 12:35:36 AM

8Gb of DDR3 1600Mhz or higher RAM would do you just fine. GSkill, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston HyperX, even ADATA is decent for a low cost. There really is only 3 RAM chip manufacturers anyway. Just make sure you get something with a CAS latency of 9 or less, 1.5V, and something without alot of bad reviews.
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September 29, 2012 1:07:25 AM

I agree.

It's pointless to spend much extra on RAM as you'll never be bottlenecked by it. I agree with above:
- 1600MHz (faster is generally a waste of money)
- 8GB (ideal for gamers, more is a waste unless you have a specific Video/Photo editing need requiring massive RAM or other RAMDISK/VM need.)

So get a 2x4GB set http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1303&...

*Two important points:
1) when you overclock the CPU, make sure you don't overclock your RAM (the RAM and CPU are tied to the same Base Clock so you may need to change the RAM MULTIPLIER to set the frequency back where it should be unless your motherboard can handle that automatically.)

2) Make sure your RAM HEIGHT (due to the heatsinks) don't interfere with your CPU HEATSINK.

Something like this:
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57869&vpn=KHX1600C9D3...
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