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SNB-E is coming out sooner each day, and the itch to upgrade is getting unbearable. I would like to get some RAM before the CPU comes out because of the several defective RAM kits I've received in the past.

SNB-E has native support for DDR3 1600 MHz. According to this link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,3026.html

Because SNB-E is derived from SNB, I'm going to assume they share the same IMC. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I recall the recommended RAM voltage for the SNB IMC being 1.5V.

Here is the RAM kit I'm interested in.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231429

It appears it will be supported, but I just want some confirmation.

-Thanks
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I will be getting two of these i think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233164
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It will be compatible, but remember that SB-E is gonna support some very fast speeds of DDR3, upto around 2400Mhz. By it's release you'll probably see much better kits available specifically for SB-E.
 
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I will be getting two of these i think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233164
Not bad, although personally I would prefer higher density DIMMs over throughput.

@ Mhill2029

I think you may be right on waiting. Waiting is almost painless.
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Not bad, although personally I would prefer higher density DIMMs over throughput.

@ Mhill2029

I think you may be right on waiting. Waiting is almost painless.
Im a folder, give me bandwidth!
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According to bassplayer, Elpida still makes BBSE IC's, so try and get your hands on some memory sticks with those. BBSE sticks are some of the best overclocking DDR3 sticks, second only to the Hypers. Look for the G.Skill 2133 8-9-8 4GB (2 x 2GB) kit and try and get 2 kits. They go in and out of stock pretty often, though.
post #7 of 9
to all the people recommending 2GB sticks... this is SB-E we are talking about... i will for sure support sticks up to 8GBs and probably beyond... corsair will be releasing 8GB/stick sets of vengence soon, and then dominators, then finally dominator GTs... these will probably go way upwards of 2400MHz as 2400MHz was achieved with either 1066 or 1333 native... SB-E will be 1600MHz native... this support will allow for increased OCing (because of the new processor set-up (moving to allow higher BLKs) and the higher bandwidth) and probably sticks that approach the higher end of the 2GHz spectrum once we get the technology figured out... basically what im saying, is wait... getting RAM now is a mistake... there will be much bigger and faster ram coming out soon, and the current RAM is not guaranteed to work wit SB-E... just save up, and get it all in one big go
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post #8 of 9
2GB sticks can actually be overclocked, though...4Gb sticks...not so much, and I anticipate the same thing out of 8GB sticks.
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2GB sticks can actually be overclocked, though...4Gb sticks...not so much, and I anticipate the same thing out of 8GB sticks.
Lol... Ik this... But with the bandwidth increase, the 4th sticks should become more efficient overclockers... And I wouldn't guess the op is going for extreme ram OC, but something along the lines of an epeen if he does go for top of the line... As of right now, he seems to be looking at the middle of the line where the benefit of the slightly better OCing that the 2GB sticks have... Even if he doesn't go with 8GB sticks... There should be a benefit of 4 GB sticks as most of the reviewed boards only take 4 sticks of ram (not 8)
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