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I'm sure you guys have been asked this but after some searches I got nothing.

GSKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Cas 8


Says: Designed for Intel P67 motherboard


The question isn't if it will work, the question is, will it perform the same as the exact same card here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231400

Same specs, one just has a different heatsink and says a probably inaccurate marketing term of "designed for P67 boards"


Will i get the same performance if I choose the much better looking design for intel P67 cards?
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The X series runs at 1.5v which is what the P67 board needs while the older set of ripjaws run at 1.6v
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post #3 of 17
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The X series runs at 1.5v which is what the P67 board needs while the older set of ripjaws run at 1.6v
So the only difference is it's running a lower voltage? So it'll be just fine, right?
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So the only difference is it's running a lower voltage? So it'll be just fine, right?
Yes either of those sets will run fine on an AMD board.
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post #5 of 17
The 1.5v just means that they are rated to run at 1600MHz at 1.5v.

So they can do 1600MHz at a lower voltage.

They will perform the same because they are the same settings, only at a different voltage.

The only thing it will effect i think is your overclocking potential.
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Thanks guys, appreciate it.
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post #7 of 17
One thing to remember.

My G.skill ripjaws was recommended for Intel 1156 dual channel @ 1.6v but that is using an XMP profile (that Intel only has)

But I ended up having to use 1.65v on my amd set up, this may not be the case with the newer G.skill ram modules. But none the less something to take into consideration.

Another point is that you will have to key in the voltage,speed and timings by hand, once again this is due to the XMP profile not working on AMD.
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One thing to remember.

My G.skill ripjaws was recommended for Intel 1156 dual channel @ 1.6v but that is using an XMP profile (that Intel only has)

But I ended up having to use 1.65v on my amd set up, this may not be the case with the newer G.skill ram modules. But none the less something to take into consideration.

Another point is that you will have to key in the voltage,speed and timings by hand, once again this is due to the XMP profile not working on AMD.
Key it in by hand in the bios when I first install them?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-321-_-Product

Try these,will run cas 6 at 1600........
unless you like the lego look?

What mobo are you using and how many dimms you gong to run?
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Maybe he's looking for 8gbs total.
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