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Old 03-13-11, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default Choosing ram, is Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance the right choice?

is Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600mhz Vengeance the right choice for a 2500k ultimately adding 4gb at a time for 16gb or should I save some pennies by getting something a bit cheaper?

4gb Kingston Hyperx maybe.
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Old 03-13-11, 07:55 AM   #2
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is Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600mhz Vengeance the right choice for a 2500k ultimately adding 4gb at a time for 16gb or should I save some pennies by getting something a bit cheaper?

4gb Kingston Hyperx maybe.
I use this stuff and it's pretty phenomenal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-260-_-Product
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Old 03-13-11, 07:59 AM   #3
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I'd get the Vengeance over that stuff merely for the fact that it's 1.5v and not 1.65, which is what SB calls for.
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I'd get the Vengeance over that stuff merely for the fact that it's 1.5v and not 1.65, which is what SB calls for.
Didn't notice that ,Hyperx is also 1.65v


Is getting 4gb modules unwise for some reason?

Unstable OC's or doesn't it matter ?

Will be putting it in a p8p67-pro
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Didn't notice that ,Hyperx is also 1.65v


Is getting 4gb modules unwise for some reason?

Unstable OC's or doesn't it matter ?

Will be putting it in a p8p67-pro
4 X 4GB (two dual channel kits) of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 worked well in my P8P67 Pro until the board became unbootable after I updated its firmware to v. 1305. I used manual timings and voltages for the RAM, although I didn't overclock it. (About the best I could do reliably with my I7-2600k was 4.8GHz, on air.)
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Old 03-13-11, 02:06 PM   #6
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the board became unbootable after I updated its firmware to v. 1305.
Why did this happen?
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it is kinda strange as Corsair memory is used for testing all asus motherboards.
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Theres a new cheaper Vengence in blue now, I'm getting that, Goes with the mobo.

Taking my PSU out today to sell and upgrade so will have no proper PC for a week
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I would rather have Corsair over any other RAM. Corsair has always been more reliable than most other RAM I've used.
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I am running Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2 x 4gb) CL8 in my P8P67 Deluxe and its running great, no issues. You probably already know this, but just incase you dont the heat spreaders are quite high and can be a problem if you run a big after market CPU Cooler.
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I'm a devote G.Skill fan, never a bad experience with them yet and I've been using them for years.
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Not sure about US, but Corsair has an awesome lifetime warranty here, with cross shipping, in most cases you are back up and running the next day with new RAM.
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