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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GAR
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Pros: Some of the AS Rock boards listed in complaints were not on the QVL list. If you do not match parts you do so at your own risk. Stop blaming the companies for lack of research. The maximus V formula is on the list. I have personally tested it with bios version 8.04 on XMP setting 1.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: The Gskill memory QVL for motherboards is posted on their website by using the memory configurator. it is free.

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GAR
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Pros: I am a network engineer and amazed at how many buy non matching parts here. This ram works excellent with boards listed on the GSkill QVL motherboard list. I have a Maximus V Formula and it runs at 1.5 volts on XMP with zero issues. Most of of these posts are from AS Rock board users. The ram is perfect for my CMV6GT cooler which is huge and conflcits with tall ram

Cons: none the ARES is a perfect match for the ASUS Maximus V Formula and will give low latency cas 9 without overclocking the CPU. If I decide to benchmark and OC I will go with GSkill 2X4 ram. But for every day this stuff is perfect and gives me 16gb

Other Thoughts: Most issues listed here are bios related. Always update your board to the latest BIOS. I have 7.8 on my 3770K and ram. The rest is 7.9. I am using a HAFX, with CM1100 PSU, 2 580 Ultras, Crucial M4 512gb, Seagate 2 TB for steam, and WD 2TB for storing customer subscriptions etc. This combined with a Steel series keyboard and G9X makes for 195 fps in BF3 in auto with vsync off.

ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: Quad Sli card spacing for 2 cards. Like the PCI Express slots for extra cards. This is why I didn't get the Extreme. You will need to create a raid driver disk on flashdrive same as my X58. Much faster raid than marvel sat II. Have my SSD as steam drive and origin games. see you online.

Cons: none so far. Recommend that if you are using air cooling 3rd party to buy low profile ram like I did. My CMV6GT fitted perfect but covers the 1st ram slot. But the ARES ram clears the cooler. Running between 35C idle and 45C load.

Other Thoughts: Bios is easy but the XMP glitched at first. Will update bios later. The menu says supreme FX but it is a realtek sound chip so if you have a dedicated sound card don't ditch just yet. My FPS is 15 fps higher than my I7950 at 1080P with 2 580 ultras. But the lag is gone so my kill count is substantially better. My X58 sabertooth was great for apps but not for gaming.


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Date Joined: 12/21/07


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