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P5K - Vista x64 and Corsair XMS2 XTREME 8GB (4*2GB) PC8500 1066MHZ CL5


homar1

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Hi,

I would upgrade my memory to 8gb with Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-8500C5 (4x2gb).

My system is assembly as:

 

MB: P5K Asus

CPU: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

Memory (actual): OCZ2P800R21G DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 (399 MHz)[DDR2-800]

Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT - 512 Mb

HDD: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

S.O.: Vista x64 Ultimate

Chipset: NorthBridge : Intel P31/P35 - SouthBridge : 82801IB (ICH9) LPC

 

Well, I would to know if the memory Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-8500C5 (4x2gb) is compatible with my system and Which it is the best configuration in the BIOS in order to obtain the maximum of the performances? :roll:

 

Thanks at all

homar1

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Those settings are for 8 gig - could you list as you did above how to get my four gig kit to hit 1066?

 

The memory is compatible with that board. However, when you populate all four DRAM slots it is advised to drop the bandwidth and raise the MCH/Northbridge voltage +.2v ~ .3v.

 

Please research this thread:

 

http://www.houseofhelp.com/v3/showthread.php?t=64360&highlight=Unpredictable+results+QUAD2X4096+Gigabyte+X38-DS5

 

The issue is the On Motherboard (Intel) memory controller and a population of all four banks at the full speed of a two bank run. This issue is across the board with both Nvidia and Intel chipset based boards, DDR, DDR2 and DDR3.

 

Keep in mind that often issues arise in the longer term. The issues seldom damage the DRAM. They damage the on motherboard memory controller which has a harder time keeping up with the demands of a four DRAM slot population being run as fast as a two DRAM slot population. Those who want to be secure in their system either purchase a single kit of the DRAM capacity that the four singles have or they move to a higher bandwidth DRAM and drop the bandwidth. I also advise it as I have personally seen the issues that can and often do arise with a four DRAM slot population running at the full speed of a single kit speed.

 

I personally advise for a two stick solution as it is far gentler to the motherboard memory controller.

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Therefore you say me to hold 4 gb of RAM and, if possible, to use 2 modules from 2 gb everyone (type corsair dominator) instead increasing the ram to 8 gb. Or I could insert 2 modules from 4 gb everyone? But I do not know if the P5k can use them! I could make it?

Thanks

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Therefore you say me to hold 4 gb of RAM and, if possible, to use 2 modules from 2 gb everyone (type corsair dominator) instead increasing the ram to 8 gb. Or I could insert 2 modules from 4 gb everyone? But I do not know if the P5k can use them! I could make it?

Thanks

 

Maximum 2GB modules on that board. If you demand 8GB, then you are advised to drop the DRAM speed one bin, raise the memory controller voltage +.2v and I advise you to also clock your FSB up a bit to gain a stable ratio.

 

I advise people to go with a two slot population as stability is pretty much guaranteed and there can more variables to stability when populating with four slots.

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