Originally Posted by m00nshine
Thanks for the info.
Do you usually run a memtest after you put together a new rig?
Do you run prime95 at all?
Which programs will you run after a new build to test stability?
Before I purchase my next board I will be sure to check the recommended RAM from the manufacturer. I should probably check to make sure that the CPU will be good to go, also.
I went ahead and purchased the memory that GLC had recommended in another thread:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
I've read my Mobo manual and know where to enable XMP, but I have one last question:
The manual doesn't seem to go into the specifics of choosing between Profile 1 and Profile 2.
Since I've never done this before, I don't know what to expect.
Do I simply choose Profile 1 and then it will display the new timings and frequency?
Do I just choose the profile that will use the chips' correct settings? (CAS Latency 9, 1.5V, Timing 9-9-9-24)
No I do not. If it gets through a Windows install, I call it a day. I stick with ram that works. I use three... Crucial, Kingston, and Corsair.
Choose profile for chip's correct setting. Did you get the Vengeance memory?