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shadowwolf128 February 12, 2012 07:29 PM

Advice on Motherboard Processor and Ram
Im thinking of using a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5, Socket-1155 Motherboard.
Komplett.no - Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5, Socket-1155

With a Intel® Core i7-2700K Processor
Komplett.no - Intel® Core i7-2700K Processor

and Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 2000MHz 12GB
Komplett.no - Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 2000MHz 12GB

Does the motherboard suport the ram?
If not please leave sugestions for other Great ram chips that is suported by the motherboard

Thanks. :D

Dragonstongue February 13, 2012 06:30 AM

suggestion, dont go with 2700k if you really want to, go 2600k, save a few $ and they are both able to hit the same speeds anyways.

I do not see why the motherboard would not, but keep in mind, for that ram to be supported you have to be overclocking quite a bit.

Eldonko February 13, 2012 09:36 AM

That is tri-channel memory on a dual channel board.. I would go with the 8GB version.

shadowwolf128 February 13, 2012 10:37 AM

Any suggestion for a motherboard that will support both?
it's not that much less $ with the processor so i will go with my choice thanks anyway :D
Is there LGA1155 boards that will suport the tripple channel RAM?

Eldonko February 13, 2012 10:45 AM

LGA1366 is triple channel, LGA1155 is dual.

shadowwolf128 February 13, 2012 11:03 AM

I will use same motherboard and processor.
please give sugestions for other high speed DDR3 RAM suported by my motherboard not under 1600MHz and with 12GB or more.
Thanks :D

Eldonko February 13, 2012 11:32 AM

Well you will either need 2 x 8GB modules (which are expensive) or you can get 4 x 4GB modules. Tough to make specific recommendations when Im not sure what you have available there.

enaberif February 13, 2012 12:37 PM

I wouldn't bother with 2000mhz ram either just get some 1333 or 1600 CL9 memory.

pellelu February 13, 2012 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 601389)
I wouldn't bother with 2000mhz ram either just get some 1333 or 1600 CL9 memory.

Agreed, you can find great deals on good 1600.

Dragonstongue February 13, 2012 02:36 PM

Gskill Ripjaw X dual channel kits, its the motherboard/cpu that allow the dual-triple-quad channel, not the memory.

Gskill 1600 memory for the dual channel; stuff i.e 2x4gb goes from around $40 for the ram using timings of 9,9,9,24,39(but this can be dropped to 9,9,9,24,30-34) I would look at Gskill. 1600 or 1866 is as good, but find the lowest timings you can for the given speed/price, and if you want to avoid compatibility issues, go with standard heatspreader heights or a touch larger. Example, for Corsair Vengeance, get the ones that use the lower profile not the taller ones, for Gskill Sniper SE/Sniper SE low voltage, any of the Ripjaw kits will work fine as will ARES kits, but the taller ones such as Flares, Tridents, PI series may not.

Just for strictly gaming purposes 8gb is plenty, more then most of us use to be honest with you. Any of the Gskill kits ending in model numbers GBXL,GBRL,GBSR,GBSR2 and such will work fine, as will the newer ARES kits, I have the GBXL 1866 kit, love it, the GBRL/GBXL 1600 kits work splendid as well, the GBXL heatspreader is also quite low, just a touch taller then not having it on there, ~$45 for 2x4 gb of 1600 memory is awesome, you can spend more to get the lower latency 1600 kits as well, which help, but for gaming the difference is not noticeable, even benchmarking 1600 @ 9,9,9,24 or 7,7,7,20 is very little difference, though the 1600 kits with tight initial timings do seem to be able to overclock a bit higher.

Also, no there is not any board LGA1156 that supports triple channel, you can get 1 kit plus an extra stick if you wanted of the same stuff so you max out the slots on that motherboard, but, its the cpu that controls the channels available, not the motherboard.

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