Hello everyone and Intel team..
I need a very big help.
I was looking Kingston memories for this board and I really don't know which ones are compatible. Also is very hard to find the ones I read on Intel page.
On intel page says:
At Kingston page says:
So, Intel Team, I would like to know the complete and updated list of all the memories of the manufacturer Kingston compatible with this motherboard.
Thank you in advance.
I saw your request, and I can answer some thing.
I've the same board (as you noticed above) a little week at home, with Kingston memory modules.
I use the HyperX serie KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX, it are 4 x 4GB modules = 16GB.
If you have plans to oc your CPU, please don't use the standard CPU cooler whats delivered with your CPU.
In some case, it's difficult to find the right CPU cooler with this kind of memory modules, because this one are high.
My choice was to use the Intel Thermal cooler.
When you start for the first time your computer, the mainboard/bios will see them as a 1333MHz and you must or can
set them manually at 1600MHz.
I am sure that this is very helpfull for you.
Hi Edde, the memory compatibility lists arent' always updated once the motherboards launch. The list typically includes all the stock frequency IC/memory modules used to validate and test the platform. If there's a problem with a board, the list can be updated. However, the validation process is so stringent that rarely happens. The bottom line is that even if you don't see a memory kit listed in the compatiblity list, you can purchase any similarly spec'd memory and it will work. For example...
The officially supported DDR3 memory is 1.35 up to 1.65 max volt 1333MHz with 9-9-9-27 timings. There are a few different Kingston 1333 MHz DDR3 kits that were released that aren't on the list. But they use the same SPD tables and therefor will work perfectly on the Intel Z68 motherboard. Simply install the memory and select the XMP profile in the BIOS. Most often, you just have to install the memory without having to tinker. (Users on Z77 motherboards should look for 1.3 SPD Table DDR3 memory.)
You can also purchase 1.35 to 1.65 volt 1600MHz Kingston memory and have equal success. I have had no issues running any Kingston 1333MHz or 1600MHz DDR3 memory on any Intel Z68 motherboard, nor any partner motherboard for that matter.
Hope this helps simplify the upgrade selection process for you and others.
Hello moonwalker698 and TechSergeant, thank you for your replies.
Well, I was asking about it because when I made a serch on kington page I found these results, see:
And since I not found the KVR1333D3N9H/4G I bought 2 kits of the KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
SO, the KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G his motherboard will work stable with these memories?
THank you so much for you both.
PS: Where I can find the BIOS #28 for this motherboard. People is talking about a lot os issues and they telling only hte BIOS #28 can work well
Yes, that particular kit will work on your board. Most 1600MHz kits will default to 1333MHz on the Z68 media chipsets. Worst case scenario, you have to change it from 1066MHz to 1333MHz in the BIOS. As long as the timings remain 9-9-9-27 (or CAS Latency 9) you should be just fine.
Just an after thought on that list. If every board vendor updated their memory lists over the year, there would be hundreds of new entries. And, as they update the BIOS, all of the previous memory modules would have to be re-validated. That is a whole lot of redundancy. That's why I like Kingston as they're very quick to test their own products.