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Memory for Rampage IV Extreme and i7-3960x

Galafassi
Level 7
Hello,

I 'd like to ask the opinion of the experts to pickup the right memory this time...

Recently I have build a new system and bought memory from Corsair. I have tried a lot of models and configurations, but the result is always the same - BSOD.

I am very disappointed with the instability and issues that I have with Corsair memory, so it is time to change.

After reading the EXCELLENT post http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25510-Rampage-IV-Extreme-RAM-Guide&country=&status= of this forum, I choose G.Skill memory.

I have used "RAM CONFIGURATOR" on G.Skill page and based on the results, I found some models for 32GB and 64GB configuration.

My computer specs:

-Asus Rampage IV Extreme
-i7-3960x
-2x eVGA 680GTX (in SLI)
-SSD corsair GTX3 240GB
-6TB Raid0 (3x2TB Seagate HD)
-Water cooler for processor
-Case Thermaltake Armor with 2x8" and 1x20" Fans
-PSU Thermaltake (Toughpower Grand 1200W)
Based on my configuration, which one of these models will provide me the best performance without BSOD ?

F3-17000CL11Q2-64GBZLD
F3-12800CL10Q2-64GBZL
F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL
F3-14900CL9Q2-32GBZL
F3-17000CL9Q2-32GBZH <- My choose until now.

If exists more options that I have not listed please let me know.

Sorry for my bad English. It is not my native language.

Thank you & regards,

Leandro
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MHzTweaaker
Level 8
Galafassi wrote:
Hello,

I 'd like to ask the opinion of the experts to pickup the right memory this time...

Recently I have build a new system and bought memory from Corsair. I have tried a lot of models and configurations, but the result is always the same - BSOD.

I am very disappointed with the instability and issues that I have with Corsair memory, so it is time to change.

After reading the EXCELLENT post http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?25510-Rampage-IV-Extreme-RAM-Guide&country=&status= of this forum, I choose G.Skill memory.

I have used "RAM CONFIGURATOR" on G.Skill page and based on the results, I found some models for 32GB and 64GB configuration.

My computer specs:

-Asus Rampage IV Extreme
-i7-3960x
-2x eVGA 680GTX (in SLI)
-SSD corsair GTX3 240GB
-6TB Raid0 (3x2TB Seagate HD)
-Water cooler for processor
-Case Thermaltake Armor with 2x8" and 1x20" Fans
-PSU Thermaltake (Toughpower Grand 1200W)
Based on my configuration, which one of these models will provide me the best performance without BSOD ?

F3-17000CL11Q2-64GBZLD
F3-12800CL10Q2-64GBZL
F3-12800CL9Q2-32GBZL
F3-14900CL9Q2-32GBZL
F3-17000CL9Q2-32GBZH <- My choose until now.

If exists more options that I have not listed please let me know.

Sorry for my bad English. It is not my native language.

Thank you & regards,

Leandro


I use these: F3-17000CL11Q-32GBZLD
[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231524

Running full rated speed and no BSOD since November 2012

To me anything above 2133MHz is just for benching and bragging rights. I don't think my real world experience would show a difference between 2133, and 2400 or 2600. Above 2133 gets difficult for the socket 2011 CPU's and boards.

I prefer to run fewer sticks if possible. It is less strain on the internal memory controller.
If you plan to max the RAM capacity out, go ahead and get a kit that was tested with all 8 sticks together.

hope this helps
ASUS Rampage V Extreme (1401 BIOS) | Core i7-5930K @ 4.375GHz | Corsair 600T | G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB (4x8GB) 2666MHz | Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD | GELID GC-Extreme TIM | 4x Samsung 850 EVOs RAID 0 | eVGA SuperNova P2 1200 | Sony Blu-ray Burner | 2 Hitachi 4TB HDD's| eVGA 980FTW + 2 ASUS 27" LED + Acer 32"4K | ASUS Xonar Essence STX | Crown XTi 4000 1200w/p/ch Amp JBL JRX125 speakers | Klipsch RW-12d Sub | Win 8.1 Pro MCE | Logitech G910 Back-lit Mechanical | Logitech G700s

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
Well said. 100% agree.
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

Zka17
Level 16
+1 for what MHzTweaaker wrote!

Do you really need so much memory?

R4E3960X
Level 10
For me. Only 16GB kit enough and the best value one is GSKILL ZL 16GB 9-9-9-24 1T @1600. Keep your money prepare for next CPU better.
Intel Core i7 3960X 😮 C2 SR0KF 😮 @3.3GHz ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME BIOS 3602 03/15/2013 16 GB GSKILL ZL 9-9-9-24-1T @1600MHz Quad Channel HIS HD7979 1050MHz GPU 1500MHz DDR5 120GB OCZ VERTEX 3 SATA 6Gbps ASUS 24X DVD Corsair AX750 WINDOWS 8 PRO X64 6.2.9200.16384 RELEASE😮

Thank you for the answers !

I work with FTK. With this software 32GB or 64GB is really useful.

Best,

Leandro.

Zka17
Level 16
I see, then double- and triple-check the QVL of your mobo... with that much amount of RAM, I would stay at 2000-2133MHz on memory frequency... - just to be on the safe side...

That Ripjaws Z kit you pointed out earlier (F3-17000CL9Q2-32GBZH) would be a very nice choice...

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
Galafassi wrote:
I work with FTK.

You work W/Full Time Killers gaming clan? What's that like? What games are you playing now?
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

HalloweenWeed wrote:
You work W/Full Time Killers gaming clan? What's that like? What games are you playing now?


FTK is not a game. It is a software for computer forensics analysis.

Take a look at www.accessdata.com

But I also play some games. I like a lot of 1st person shooters and strategy games.

Best,

Leandro

HiVizMan
Level 40
All the 64GB kits of GSkill ram are very solid. You do not need memory frequency speed for that application you need amount of memory.
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