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Well I got a new mobo, Asus P5P43TD which supports 1600MHz DDR3 (up to 16GB). I'm currently using a 2GB stick of ADATA XPG (temporary) and will soon get new sticks.

I'm confused between the Kingston HyperX Grey series (LINK) and HyperX T1 (LINK). Can anyone help me choose between these two please? I'll upgrade to a new socket at Q3 so I'd be able to use these sticks in the new build too, and that's gonna be pretty decent biggrin.gif

So suggest, and thanks biggrin.gif
    
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Hi mate! I tried several times to send you a PM. I wrote a whole rundown of the mobo.
I really hope you got the PM otherwise I would have to write the wj´hole thing again.

Ok regarding the RAM: You can only run the RAM at max ~1475MHz. Forget to run 1600MHz RAM at stock frequency.
Some might say, ok get higher rated RAM and run it with tighter timings.
BUT: We talk about the p5p43!!! This is a VERY finicky board. I have 1600MHz hyperX, from a member here.
They wont accept with much tighter timings.

So to be honest everything above 1600MHz is folly. Get some nice 1333MHz G.Skills or Kingstons with 7-7-7-XY and you are good to go.
Please let me know if you have the PM...

Edit: Just saw your links...I would never EVER buy RAM with these high fins (see the T1). If you buy the GREY ones you are better off.
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 1/8/12 at 2:46pm
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Hi mate! I tried several times to send you a PM. I wrote a whole rundown of the mobo.
I really hope you got the PM otherwise I would have to write the wj´hole thing again.
Ok regarding the RAM: You can only run the RAM at max ~1475MHz. Forget to run 1600MHz RAM at stock frequency.
Some might say, ok get higher rated RAM and run it with tighter timings.
BUT: We talk about the p5p43!!! This is a VERY finicky board. I have 1600MHz hyperX, from a member here.
They wont accept with much tighter timings.
So to be honest everything above 1600MHz is folly. Get some nice 1333MHz G.Skills or Kingstons with 7-7-7-XY and you are good to go.
Please let me know if you have the PM...
Edit: Just saw your links...I would never EVER buy RAM with these high fins (see the T1). If you buy the GREY ones you are better off.

Thanks for the reply smile.gif I also had problems sending you a pm but then I cleared my inbox and it was successful. Could you try again? I further cleared my inbox. smile.gif
    
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I cant PM you so:
Hi mate,

that is really sad that you cant up the voltage more...but:
-You really have to let the PCI frequency loose!!!
Let it on auto, it chooses a frequency of 103-104MHz which is not harmful but the NB chip can handle the FSB better.

-CPU spread spectrum has to be disabled!!!

-Go with the RAM one notch lower (not 1600MHz).

That might do the trick. I went up to 3,74GHz with 1,3V (of course with a different chip) but 1,3V for 3,6GHz seems doable. I would say if you try the settings I explained you might get even 3,8GHz with this voltage.
It is also possible that you have a bad chip and 3,5GHz is the limit.
But please try the settings and report back.
And remember you dont benefit from high RAM clocks as much as from a high CPU clock. So better stick with the setting below 1600MHz and try a higher CPU clock.

Good Luck my indian friend,

Cheers
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I don't know if you made your decision yet but I'd like to throw in my 2cents.gif. Don't get the Kingston's you listed. Kingston is a great brand but those just don't appeal to some of us. I think you probably know that 1600MHz is the sweet spot for Sandy Bridge so I think I can skip that. All you need to pay attention to now is voltage and timings. The tighter the timings and the lower the voltage, the better. Now if I remember correctly, anything above 1.6v can fry the memory controller so stay with 1.5v or lower to give yourself some headroom if you want to overclock the sticks or try to tighten the timings. I can find some 1.5v sticks that perform just as well or better in a couple of seconds.

I prefer G.Skill > Corsair/Mushkin/ADATA > other. I don't know about you but I think you should get a set of Ripjaws. You can find a 4GB 1600MHz CL7 1.5v set for I think $55 on Newegg. They also sell a set with CL6 latency instead but I can't find it anywhere in the US.
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I don't know if you made your decision yet but I'd like to throw in my 2cents.gif. Don't get the Kingston's you listed. Kingston is a great brand but those just don't appeal to some of us. I think you probably know that 1600MHz is the sweet spot for Sandy Bridge so I think I can skip that. All you need to pay attention to now is voltage and timings. The tighter the timings and the lower the voltage, the better. Now if I remember correctly, anything above 1.6v can fry the memory controller so stay with 1.5v or lower to give yourself some headroom if you want to overclock the sticks or try to tighten the timings. I can find some 1.5v sticks that perform just as well or better in a couple of seconds.
I prefer G.Skill > Corsair/Mushkin/ADATA > other. I don't know about you but I think you should get a set of Ripjaws. You can find a 4GB 1600MHz CL7 1.5v set for I think $55 on Newegg. They also sell a set with CL6 latency instead but I can't find it anywhere in the US.

+1 to this, G.Skill RAM if you havernt bought yet... Ripjaws series are one of thier best series. you can use ripjawsX though in difference the only thing you will miss out on as im aware is XMP which is only avalible with Intel Ix series 1st and 2nd gen CPUs smile.gif
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I don't know if you made your decision yet but I'd like to throw in my 2cents.gif. Don't get the Kingston's you listed. Kingston is a great brand but those just don't appeal to some of us. I think you probably know that 1600MHz is the sweet spot for Sandy Bridge so I think I can skip that. All you need to pay attention to now is voltage and timings. The tighter the timings and the lower the voltage, the better. Now if I remember correctly, anything above 1.6v can fry the memory controller so stay with 1.5v or lower to give yourself some headroom if you want to overclock the sticks or try to tighten the timings. I can find some 1.5v sticks that perform just as well or better in a couple of seconds.
I prefer G.Skill > Corsair/Mushkin/ADATA > other. I don't know about you but I think you should get a set of Ripjaws. You can find a 4GB 1600MHz CL7 1.5v set for I think $55 on Newegg. They also sell a set with CL6 latency instead but I can't find it anywhere in the US.

Couldn't find a 1600MHz CL7 :/ And recently I got robbed and lost the money I saved for the RAMs, so this would take a while.
    
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Whoo, that is bad mate. Sorry to hear that. madsmiley.png
But I hope at least on the OC front got something stable now.
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Whoo, that is bad mate. Sorry to hear that. madsmiley.png
But I hope at least on the OC front got something stable now.

Couldn't go higher than 3.56ghz, and I had to return the xpg stick that I borrowed from a friend. Back to the G31 now -_-
    
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