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Asus P5E and This Memory?

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I'm about to pick up the Asus P5E. I'm long over due to upgrade my RAM. I've had the same 2GB of OCZ DDR2-800 now for a while, and it's served me well, but it's time for an upgrade.

I'd like to kick it up a notch to 4GB. I'll be reinstalling Vista 64 Bit if I wind up doing this.

I'm looking at this RAM: OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB(2 x 2GB).

On Newegg's site it lists the memory standard for the P5E as: DDR2 1200. The Reapers are listed as DDR2 1000. I'm just concerned there might be some compatability issues, which I'm obviously trying to avoid.

Any thoughts or other suggestions on RAM combos? I'm all ears. Repz for thoughtful help.
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post #2 of 7
dont listen to newegg about specs that memory will be fine with the P5E. iIn fact i used to run 2GB of reapers with mine before i got my lanfests
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I'm runnig the G.SKill 2x2Gb DDR2 1000 in my P5E. The only problem I've had is that the ram's tRFC has to be at 52. But the motherboard's manual setings max out at 42. So I have to set the memory timings to auto...

BTW, the 502 bios for this board is the best bios IMO.

Edit:
Also be aware that the ram slots are a little closer to the CPU socket then other boards I have used due to the ram slot's circuitry layout. So the Reaper heatsinks might interfere with the CPU heatsink.
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Thanks for the input fellas. Right now I'm just debating if I need flashy RAM like the Reapers. Seems like it might be a little overkill if I can find another set of 2x2GB for less money.
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I also thoguht I would throw into your thread that the P5E and Maximus Formula differ in price by $20 becuase of some features. With the extra $20 you get a few extra fan headers, and temp sensors for the chipset. The drawback of the P5E is it only gives you CPU and motherboard temp readings...

SO if you want to know what your X38 temp readings are, go for the Maximus Formula.
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I also thoguht I would throw into your thread that the P5E and Maximus Formula differ in price by $20 becuase of some features. With the extra $20 you get a few extra fan headers, and temp sensors for the chipset. The drawback of the P5E is it only gives you CPU and motherboard temp readings...

SO if you want to know what your X38 temp readings are, go for the Maximus Formula.
I was just comparing those two boards actually. They look identical for the most part...I wasn't sure what the difference is. Thanks for the heads up.
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post #7 of 7
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Ordered the x38 Maximus Formula and the 2x2GB G.Skill DDR2 1000 kit instead of the Reapers. Thanks again for the input.
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