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Cas8 1600MHz is the Minimum Reccomendation for Sandy Bridge

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Here's an article I had found that SB owner's should check out...

The Best Memory for Sandy Bridge.

Helpful info for those building a SB rig
Edited by drBlahMan - 1/13/11 at 4:12am
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Nice article - thanks for posting.

I've been debating on which memory to get for my 2600k rig - and I've about spent what I have on the rest of my components... considering this 2x4GB 1333 CL9 1.5V kit from newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178333

honestly the gains in real-world and gaming from 1333 to 1600 don't make 1600 look all that necessary, probably different if you're going to OC though.
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This is exactly the info I needed as I get parts together for my Sandy Bridge build.
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Thanks, getting a sb build next week. +rep
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Nice article - thanks for posting.

I've been debating on which memory to get for my 2600k rig - and I've about spent what I have on the rest of my components... considering this 2x4GB 1333 CL9 1.5V kit from newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178333
Have you checked the ASUS site to see the listed memory that has been tested for your mobo?

Click here and you will see the tab for the Memory Support List
Edited by drBlahMan - 1/13/11 at 6:29am
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Have you checked the ASUS site to see the listed memory that has been tested for your mobo?

Click here and you will see the tab for the Memory Support List
TY, repped for both helpful posts. this doesn't mean other RAM is necessarily incompatible does it? Why would some RAM not work on some boards?
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TY, repped for both helpful posts. this doesn't mean other RAM is necessarily incompatible does it? Why would some RAM not work on some boards?
Not necessarily but it's a good reference tool to use to be on the safe side if you're not sure. You can also go to the memory manufacturer site to check if they have a mobo compatibility list. Typically for myself, I try to buy the memory from compatibility lists...but that's me
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Memory purchase is the last roadblock in purchasing my 2500k rig. Thanks for the article!
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Nice find, it looks like 1866 cl7 is the best for gaming. Hopefully I can get my 2000 cl8 sticks down to that.
 
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