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Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z and I7 2600...looking to hit 4.6-5GHZ. I jumped the gun my last build and just want to get it right this time with the right stuff. Any Suggestions?
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Ram doesn't play a role in how SB clocks. But Gskill is a good place to start. Good ram for the money if not some of the best all around.
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Telia, I checked it out, however that RAM isn't listed under ASUS's compatibility chart for this motherboard, does that matter?
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How about Mushkin redline?
    
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that g.skill kit is nice, but if you are going for high clocks 8gb isn't easy to OC. but that kit looks like it fits the bill, its PSC if i am not mistaken, should OC well on the M4E.
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I'm looking for new ram, I have the Corsair Vengeance 1866 2x4GB kit, and it crashes when I run a Blend on Prime 95. Worked great on my P8P67, now on my MIVE-Z it blows. System is stable forever on small FFTs

It's running 666.8 @ 9-9-9-24.

Anyone have some first hand experience with a kit running well atm?
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Originally Posted by Sedyn View Post
I'm looking for new ram, I have the Corsair Vengeance 1866 2x4GB kit, and it crashes when I run a Blend on Prime 95. Worked great on my P8P67, now on my MIVE-Z it blows. System is stable forever on small FFTs

It's running 666.8 @ 9-9-9-24.

Anyone have some first hand experience with a kit running well atm?
Drop the whole system to stock and set the RAM to XMP via ai tweaker and check with either memtest or prime blend. I believe a few runs of hyperpi should also do the trick. Once you have found that the RAM is fine (may need to set the stock settings manually or even increase the VCCIO a little), try it in combination to your overclock if you have set one. Use Prime Custom blend with 80/90% of your available RAM to determine the CPU and RAM stability. If you find that you're unstable, leave the RAM at stock and concentrate on the cpu sides of things first.
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Thanks munaim1, as soon as I get a chance I will get that all done. FYI, I am running the MIVE-Z stock 4.6 OC as I have no time currently to do it all manually.

Any thoughts on the voltage for the XMP profile? That is likely to be the first sticking point. The kit I have is part number CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9

http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-8gb...m2a1866c9.html

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