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Ok so I've had a lot of issues with my motherboard (gone through 10 whole or almost whole systems and it all started with the motherboard). Now some people say its my ram but I believe its the motherboard compay(asus's) fault, I'm not going ot rule out the RAM as an issue however. So I need to know while the black friday deals are still going what should I grab?

I noticed some Patriot RAM that seemed ok, but should I look at the Z68 boards as well? I do alot of video encoding so which board and chipset and I best going with or should I stick with the one I have? (I should have gone with the 2600k I suppose)

All system parts are in my sig anyways I'm back in the gaem after along downtime so please help me out.E

DIT: just to clear things up I need 1600 MHz or higher RAM
 

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Ok so I've had a lot of issues with my motherboard (gone through 10 whole or almost whole systems and it all started with the motherboard). Now some people say its my ram but I believe its the motherboard compay(asus's) fault, I'm not going ot rule out the RAM as an issue however. So I need to know while the black friday deals are still going what should I grab?

I noticed some Patriot RAM that seemed ok, but should I look at the Z68 boards as well? I do alot of video encoding so which board and chipset and I best going with or should I stick with the one I have? (I should have gone with the 2600k I suppose)

All system parts are in my sig anyways I'm back in the gaem after along downtime so please help me out.
Black friday deals are over. Now it's cyber monday. RAM get g skill or corsair. z68 is really not much improvement from p67 just some rarely used features.
 

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If I was you I would look at G. Skill, Mushkin, Kingston, and Corsair.

Also, ASUS makes good motherboards and it seems unlikely that you would get that many bad ones if they did indeed replace them.

For [email protected], latency doesn't really matter; just the frequency. So instead of getting DDR3 1600 you would be better off with 1866. I don't really know a whole lot about Patriot RAM unfortunately, but I do know that it's usually possible to get 8GB of Mushkin and Corsair RAM that is 1866 for under $80.
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Hope that helped! I subscribe to every thread I post in so no need to PM me if you want me to try to answer more questions, just reply to the thread.
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Well to tell the truth I've never really had a problem with ASUS before it's probably more the chipset but I've gone through an extremely high number of parts wearing full gear and I think most of th eproblem boards were defective out of the box but I've had a few where its the memory lanes or the one other part that go first. I had one where lanes 1 and 3 worked and 2 and four didn't

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50008476%2040000147%20600006130&IsNodeId=1&Description=G%20Skill&name=DDR3%201866%20%28PC3%2014900%29&Order=BESTMATCH

These might have a chance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050001459%2040000147%20600006133&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR3%201866%20%28PC3%2015000%29

anything in there or in the previous corsair link? I don't see the 1866 model corsair from that link anymore but idk if it is supported by motherboard it doesn't seem to like anything that needs more than 1.65v
 

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Well to tell the truth I've never really had a problem with ASUS before it's probably more the chipset but I've gone through an extremely high number of parts wearing full gear and I think most of th eproblem boards were defective out of the box but I've had a few where its the memory lanes or the one other part that go first. I had one where lanes 1 and 3 worked and 2 and four didn't

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50008476%2040000147%20600006130&IsNodeId=1&Description=G%20Skill&name=DDR3%201866%20%28PC3%2014900%29&Order=BESTMATCH

These might have a chance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050001459%2040000147%20600006133&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR3%201866%20%28PC3%2015000%29

Remember my motherboard can't handle anything above 1.65v and 1.65v is pushing it

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it could be your oc on your cpu, 24/7 on 5GHz is pretty demanding what cooler are you using?

I haven't had a problem with ASUS yet they are good.
 

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5GHz was my first cpu before the cooler broke. 4.7 is my max now though it's at 4.5 for 24/7 because I can get 4.5/4.6 @ 1.315v/1.345v as opposed to 1.4v for 4.7, either way it was the board it happened even at stock speeds.

Thanks for looking pLuhhmm I guess I should have mentioned my friend gave me his set of 1333 sticks but it's not quite fast enough RAM for what I'm using it for (besides folding of course) 1600 MHZ is really the minimum but dang those 1333 sticks look like a steal for those in the market.

I was expecting higher prices (I'm glad they lowered again) after the tsunami my motherboard's price jumped from 189.99 to 219.99 and a couple of my other parts jumped as well.
 

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Heyas.

I would pass on a Z68 board, unless you *really* want some of the extra (and more or less useless, in my honest opinion) features.

And you're fine with a 2500K, you really don't need a 2600K unless you're going to take advantage of its hyperthreading capabilities (i.e. heavy encoding work, CAD, graphic design, etc - gaming doesn't need HT).

Why do you have three sticks of RAM installed when your mobo has four DIMMs? You really should use either two or four, not three.
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This is some of my favorite RAM: G.SKILL 16GB (4x4) 1866 - $135

It's total latency is 9.64ms ((9/(1866/2))*1000), and you wanted 1600+ RAM, so it fits the bill. It's also priced pretty well, though you could always find an 8GB version of the same RAM (just make sure you go 2x4GB or 4x2GB).

Hope this helps!
 

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Out of the 3 I would go with the G.Skill if you're not going to try to overclock your RAM a lot and Corsair if you are.

I don't know if those two differently priced G.Skill kits are actually different other than the heat spreader. It's certainly possible but I'm leaning toward no. Someone else may know better than I though.
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The fact that you have 3 sticks in a dual channel system is likely to be one of the causes (if not the cause) of your instability.

I don't know why I didn't see that before...
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If I were you I would take the extra stick out and see if your problems resolve themselves.
 
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