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how to know if the memory i choose will work with my motherboard?

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    ok so i am about to build my first build :D I just do not know if the memory i choose will actually work :( I'm thinking about getting the asus p8p67 and it says it supports
    '4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1866(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066. Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz'
    does this mean i can use any memory with any one of these particular amount of MHz? also i have noticed that different memory have a different amount of pins? would i be using 240 for this board? and also what does O.C. mean? one quick thing, the memory i am looking at says pc3-16000 what does this mean?

    many thanks, nate.
     
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    get some DDR3 1600mhz CAS7 1.5V sticks and you will be fine (anything under 1.65V really)
     
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    i've found some 2000MHz that says its memory voltage is 1.65, would this not work?
     
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    Yes it will work but OCing will be hard since its already at intels limit voltage. you could always loosen the timings and OC but i perfer to find low cas and low voltage sticks for ocing
     
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    I run 1.65v dominators with no issues whatsoever but i run high speeds. Get some nice 1.5v and be done with it.
     
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    work, but it works on lower speed except you set it manually thru bios
    for ram compability you can read the manual, most run fine
     
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    i'm new to this so i don't really know anything you all said. but i will get some 1.5, any suggestions?
     
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    G. Skill is always nice. You in the states?
     
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    G. Skill ECO sticks. 1600 CL7 @ 1.4v ... mmmmm ....
     
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    If you want to know exactly what memory is supported by your motherboard (through manufacturer testing) check out the listing they maintain:

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67/#MSL (under "memory/Device Support Tab)

    Otherwise, any listed speed will be supported, just make sure all of your sticks run at the same speed. The asterix listing generally means that you either have to OC the bus, or you have to use XMP profiles to support that speed.
     
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    asus provides a really cool list of memories supported. its available for download at the support tab.
     
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    england
     
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    so lower the voltage the more OC i can do?, when i learn that is
     
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    Lower voltage and lower CAS latency.

    Like if you get 1600mhz chips that run cas7 1.5V then they will have high head room for an OC
     
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    microdirect.co.uk
    also amazon have some pretty good prices
     
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    Is it just me or does anyone else get "Welcome to Micro Direct" when you goto their site?
     
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    and with out sounding completely stupid, OC makes stuff faster, like greater MHz, this would increase voltage and heat right?
     
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    Most ram comes with heatspreaders and in testing 1.65V is perfectly fine even for non shielded ram
     
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    for green one (lower than 1,5v) it looks you need to buy it online since it may hard to find in local store
     
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    when OC im guessing 1.65V is the limit for ram?

    and lower the voltage the better, so 1.25 would be great?
     
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    Its intels limit on the newer chipsets. not the ram
     
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    right so if you do have low voltage ram it means you can OC more to the limit of 1.65 than say ram that is 1.5V that has everything else the same, like mhz?
     

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