Memory Choice for system based on Intel i5-750
Posted on 2010-04-05
I am planning to build a system based on i5-750. My component list so far is:
Video Card ASUS EAH5970/G/2DIS/2GD5/A (requires one PCI Xpress 2.1 x 16 slot
Motherboard ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
Processor Intel i5-750 (socket LGA1156, P55 chipset)
Processor Cooling Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
Harddrive WD 3.5" Velocyraptor 300GB SATA Drive
Harddrive OCZ OCZ COLOSSUS LT SERIES SATA II 3.5" SSD 120GB
Power Supply FSP Everest Pro 1200W
Memory OCZ OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 PLATINUM LOW VOLTAGE QUAD KIT 8GB
DVD reader/writer Samsung Samsung SH-S223Q
I am a little bit confused regarding what memory i can use with the above motherboard and processor. The motherboard specs support up to 16GB memory with 2200Hz frequency. I read the processor supports up to 1333Hz in dual channel mode.
What does this practically mean? Can i add 4 x 4GB Dims and have the processor take advantage of them? I also looked a little bit around for 4GB Dims in order to consider having 2 X 4 GB Dims but i couldnt find any on online shops. I want to have minimum 8GB Memory. Can i use the quad kit i kind of selected above? What would be the frequency of memory i should be looking at? I read somewhere that i shouldn't use more than 1333Hz memory for i5-750 processors.
Looking forward to some clarifications. Also any comments regarding the hardware i selected in general is most welcome.