Upgrading memory for a P55

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Hey everyone,

I am looking to upgrade the ram on my P55-usb 3-Rev 1, with an I7-860. I currently have 8 gigs of 1600 Gskill and I want the fastest possible option under $200 so I am thinking about this

Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133 MHz (PC3 17000) Desktop, Red

Not sure if I can post links but I found this at Amazon for $186. is this good for my system or should I choose something else?

I need something rather low in profile because of my large cpu cooler.

Thanks,
Rich
 

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It's been shown that faster timings influence more than higher clock rates, though that memory is still excellent. Memory after a certain point comes down to which manufacturers you trust and which aesthetics you like for your price-point.
 

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Thanks,

Do you have any recommendations? In other words, if this was your rig what would you get?

This is an older rig and I am honestly in need of a complete rebuild. I am looking for decent memory that hopefully I can carry over to my next rig when i have the money.

just a few more specs, this one has ATI Radeon HD5770, a 750 watt Mad Dog powersupply and a really decent cpu cooler all in a coolermaster Storm case. I used to overclock but I have been running stock cpu settings lately. I am definitely in need of some tweaks again so I am planning on the ram upgrade from the current 8 gig Gskill Ripjaw 1500 to 16gig and I may grab an ssd drive for my os as well. For not the first focis ios the ram so what ever you guys suggest would be helpful.

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Technically 2 dual channel kits should be faster than 1 but you've just doubled your potential failure rate. Can't recommend anything in brand particular as a lot has to do with you preference.

Did some checking and according to GB website your motherboard doesn't support those speeds. I don't know if a later bios updated this, but on their site it reports differently. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3440#sp
 

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careful ... check your MB first .. as far as i know the P55 chip set support max 16 gig of ram but that 4x4 ... you might not able to put 8 gig dim in it
 

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Oh wow, Thanks guys. I missed that.

I will be upgrading the entire rig in the next 6 to 12 months but really need a boost until that happens.

Thanks again,
Rich
 

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CPU is an I7-860 and running stock speed right now but has been overclocked to about 3.9 in the past with no issues. I will most likely be doing this again once I get the new memory installed.

I am looking at:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH
 

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Hey guys,

I got the memory and have just installed it though I think I can do better with the bios settings.

All 16gb are being detected without issue. The problem is that I am still running at 1600 when this ram is 2133. I am not sure how to go higher because I keep crashing when going higher. I know I am doing something wrong with the settings.

I am currently using the following

Baseclock off
Profile`1
everything else is at auto and timings are set to spec. I must raise the multplier but not sure of the best route. Is anyone familiar with this mo board?

###Update-I have managed to increase the timing. I thought the bios was crashing but it was just that warning that pops up. It has been awhile since i made any bios changes.

Thanks!

I hope it is ok to ask here. I figured it would be easier because the ram I am using is already listed. Beautiful ram btw! Much thicker cooling fins than my old ram.
 

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I am still not sure what to do with the memory settings. It shows up at boot as 16 gigs running on 1600.

I am not sure how to set this up.

Is there a walk through for setting up 16gb on the p55? Do I use the profile option?

I had it running but not sure it was running well as it should..

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Thanks,

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webdevoman

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This is 2200 ram though :)

What should I set the mutplier to? Right now i just have it on Profile2.. profile one takes it to high and causes a crash.

 

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Actually running much faster now and much faster than originally.

I think I will overclock again until I get my upgrades.. I am looking at ASUS Z97-DELUXE (NFC & WLC) ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97-DELUXE (NFC & WLC) but not sure on the cpu yet. This one is steep but I only upgrade once every few years so as long as it lasts I am fine with it. I like the goodies and am dying to try Thundervolt.

I will make another post on this soon. The way my rig is running right now without even being overclocked is pretty decent at least for work and light gaming so I do not really need to rush but then again my current rig could die any die. I have new hard drives and new ram, I have reseated the cpu and it runs tops and rarely goes over 40C so who knows.

Anyways, thanks again guys!
 

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Hi webdevoman,

I owns an Asrock P55 Deluxe with the same I7-860 and I plan a similar upgrade with the same 16 Gb (4x4) kit. Currently I am on a CL7 with 8 Gb G.Skill 4 x 2 Gb so if I can't get those 2133 with the new RAM but only 1600 it does not make sense in terms of latency.

How actually did you set those G.SKILL Ripjaws Z S F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH ?!
:??:
Above you had crashes with Profile 2 -- so which settings did you choose in order to get that 2133, please? :ange:
 

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