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Memory advice for Asus Sabertooth X79 & I-7 3930

Q: Memory advice for Asus Sabertooth X79 & I-7 3930

I need forum recommendations on good reliable memory sticks, 4x4 GB or 8x2 GB (don't sure which is better). Mostly PC will be using for games and some audio recording.
Don't know which clock 1866 or 2400 (O.C.) for motherboard will be better.
Can somebody share his experience with me?

Thank you!

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A: Memory advice for Asus Sabertooth X79 & I-7 3930

First, you should know that X79 is the first (and only) consumer platform with a quad channel memory controller. That means for maximum memory performance you must use at least 4 DIMMs, populating channels A, B, C, and D.
The Sabertooth X79 originally supported up to only 1866 MHz, but I see the QVL lists kits up to 2400. X79&hashedid=RPOIwd0pKLoXnbFV
If you buy a kit on this list, it has already been tested to work with your board, at least at stock CPU speeds. If you overclock your CPU (and you should with that unlocked processor), some of the higher speed RAM may not boot. I believe you'll be safe buying a 2133 kit, even one that's not on the QVL. I'm running Kingston HyperX Beast 2400 in my Asus P8Z77-V & i5-3570K system with great results, and it's not on my QVL. If you do go for the 2400, you should pick one of the 4x4GB kits from your QVL for assured compatibility. If all those are hard to find (or too expensive), roll the dice and get the kit you want, but make sure it's a name brand like Corsair, Adata, G.Skill, Patriot, Kingston HyperX, Crucial, etc., as they have reputations to preserve and do lots of testing on all platforms.
Also, check out this recent thread about whether or not fast RAM is worth the money -
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What exactly do you mean by halting? I need a more in depth description in order to help you.
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At work we run diagnostics on every system that we take in for repair (before we even start working on it). At a minimum, please run the free diagnostics here: Initial Hardware Diagnostics. For more in-depth diagnostics, please run those listed here: Hardware Diagnostics

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's. Here's the information that I've compiled so far:

There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Update the motherboard controllers drivers to the latest available version from the controller manufacturer (NOT the mobo manufacturer unless you can't find any on the controller manufacturer's website)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.
- Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
It's my opinion that SSD's aren't reliable enough (with current hardware) to be used on a system that needs to work reliably. Until I see reliability I will not recommend, nor will I use, SSD's for critical applications.
06 Dec 2011 - This post tends to confirm issues with certain SSD chipsets and certain controllers - [SOLVED] cant find the cause of BSOD F4 - Tech Support Forum
29 May 2012 - The frequency of BSOD's with SSD's seems to have been decreasing over the last several months. It may be approaching time to re-evaluate my stand on their suitability for use in production systems.
10 Nov 2012 - I'm seeing an upswing in SSD errors - but most appear due to older storage controller drivers. I strongly suggest NOT using storage controller drivers that don't date from 2012 (if none are available, don't connect an SSD to that controller)

Memory dumps blame the Microsoft USB attached SCSI driver - this is a new one for me.
I would ensure that you update the firmware for your SSD's and get the latest 2012 drivers for your Intel storage controllers.
If that doesn't help, then I'd suggest that you run these free diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Engine Interface

iaStorV.sys Mon Apr 11 14:48:16 2011 (4DA34CF0)
Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver (base) (now is the Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver)

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A:ASUS Mobo buying advice

Good motherboard as following...
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MSI 865PE Neo2-P Platinum Edition, 865PEM3-ILS or 865PE Neo2-V

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You are not alone! I'm experiencing the exact same problem as you too! Just that mine is on the right side of the screen

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Could you post a pic of your device manager with the video adapter expanded?

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I assume English is not your native language?
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Have a native speaker review this and it may be very helpful.
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A:Memory for Asus A7n8x-x

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A:Memory for Asus a8n Deluxe.

Re: First post

I would use Kingston Extream and only go with 2x 512 as there will not be much demand for even that and it will still give you good room for advancement. unless you are using that motherboard in a game server you realy don't need more then a gig use the money you were going to spend on the other gig and buy the best RAM you can find it will be worth it and remeber the Kingston name is the warrentee anything ever goes wrong with the ram RTM and they will replacce it.
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A:Best memory for the ASUS A7N8X

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Why not use Kingston memory.....tried and trusted
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A:Memory advice

64-bit OS, CPU?

It depends on if you are running a 64-bit OS that can even use the 4GB you have.

My advice is:

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A:Memory advice

I Have Kingston 256X2 Pc-2100. Its running at 333mhz with ThermalTake coolers just fine,,bios settings at 2,2,2,6.

thare are memory sticks out thare made to please the overclockers, PNY,ocZ.K-Byte& Viking offer good deals on what your looking for.

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A:RAM for Sabertooth 990fx

veilreaper said:

I was wondering if anyone has used this model of ram with the amd sabertooth 990fx r2.0? Seen lots of people using it on the intel boards and g.skill website says its compatible with those but there is no mention of amd version. Just wanted to see if it would run 2400 before I buy it. Thanks to expand...

Generally speaking G.Skill ram is very flexible and compatible with AMD and Intel systems alike in all fields that I have come across. I have not yet run into one set of ram that would not work on anything I put it into.

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Chipset Bus Properties
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Thanks for any help!

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i have a P5P43TD PRO motherboard and i want to buy a RAM with highest performance.
can i buy these?
Corsair 6GB Triple Channel DDR3 2000
Corsair 6GB Triple Channel DDR3 1600

moreover, does works my old RAM (2GB Geil DDR3) with this new RAM?

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Quote: Originally Posted by mort3za

i have a P5P43TD PRO motherboard and i want to buy a RAM with highest performance.
can i buy these?
Corsair 6GB Triple Channel DDR3 2000
Corsair 6GB Triple Channel DDR3 1600

moreover, does works my old RAM (2GB Geil DDR3) with this new RAM?

This board is a dual channel one. You will be able to use DIMMs from a triple channel kit, but you won't get triple channel operation. (In fact, you may need to use DIMMs in matched pairs.)

If you want to be assured of compatibility, use RAM from the QVL (qualified vendors list) on the page you've linked to. The main problems with the QVL are: it tends to be out of date, and there are all sorts of compatible RAM that's not on the list because Asus didn't test it.

You may be able to mix old and new RAM, but I think that you'd usually have to set the RAM all to the same voltage, frequency, and timings, manually in the BIOS settings. You'd be limited by the slowest RAM.