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Old 03-02-11, 02:20 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Which RAMs to choose? (kind of a noob on the subject)


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Since I'm a bit of a noob I figured I'd ask people with the right knowledge about this.
I'm going to buy the Asus P8P67 DELUXE REV B3 motherboard so I'm wondering which RAMs would be optimal. I've looked at SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL but since G.Skill doesn't seem to have a reseller in Sweden I figured I'd look for something else but I don't really know what to choose or if it's worth importing the G.Skill RAMs myself?
Sorry about the wall of text. Would really appreciate some help.

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Old 03-02-11, 03:44 PM   #2
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I am running 6GB of Corsair XMS3 1600. Very happy so far. What brands do you have available in Sweden?
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Old 03-02-11, 05:41 PM Thread Starter   #3
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Kingston, Corsair, Adata, Crucial. Might have missed someone. Though in my opinion the options are rather scarse, atleast at the resellers i know of.
What do you think about these Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 DHX, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i3/i5/i7, w/Connector, 1.65v


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2x2Gb or 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 CAS7 ram of any brand would be fine.

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Old 03-02-11, 05:59 PM Thread Starter   #5
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CAS 7 has to do with the timing? or am I wrong?
I'm such a noob at this :E
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Yes, thats the main timing.

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which equals the 8-8-24 or what?
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CAS/CL is the first number. 7-7-7-24

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So, SPD Latency should be 7-7-7-20 for it to be CAS7 if it's 9-9-9-24 is it CAS9 then?
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Again, just the FIRST number is the CAS or CL. Some sticks will be 7-8-7-24 or w/e, but the first number is what is most important.

Any of these would be fine.

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Oh, okey. My bad.
If i check the QVL there's a bunch of different timings on the different RAMs. Would any of the timings be okey for any RAM?
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The QVL, while helpful, only mean they have been tested on the mobo. Its doesnt mean anything outside the QVL wont work. The different timings do not matter, no. I would choose the Ripjaw X in the link I posted.

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Okey.
So would these be ok aswell? SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
What about these wouldn't? (or would they) Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 DHX, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i3/i5/i7, w/Connector, 1.65v


Thanks a bunch for all the help, and sorry about all the noob questions but I've been googleing and didn't really find anything that was really helpfull so I went ahead and posted a thread. Thanks once again.
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If you want, yes, those are fine. the first ones are CL9 though, and the second ones are also CL9....The lower that initial number the better. Not that you would really notice in performance however but........

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Old 03-03-11, 01:42 AM   #15
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EarthDog means that something like this will be optimal:
http://gskill.com/products.php?index=357&c1=&c2=
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http://gskill.com/products.php?index=356
but really you won't see any difference in 24/7 use if you take cl8 or cl9 and if you are going to overclock then better find something 1866+ like this http://gskill.com/products.php?index=364

here is Kingston compatibility list:
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/hype...sp?SysID=68515
their RAM is good and usually cheaper

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Okey. Thanks alot guys! You've been really helpfull, really appreciate all the help!
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Found these at a Norwegian reseller G.SKILL Ripjaws-X 8GB DDR3 Kit for Intel Sandy Bridge (2x4GB), PC3 12800 1600MHz Non-ECC CL9 9-9-9-24-2N 1.5V (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL). Think I'll go with these. Anyone know what the clocking potential of these RAMs are?
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Quote:
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Okey.
So would these be ok aswell? SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
What about these wouldn't? (or would they) Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 DHX, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i3/i5/i7, w/Connector, 1.65v


Thanks a bunch for all the help, and sorry about all the noob questions but I've been googleing and didn't really find anything that was really helpfull so I went ahead and posted a thread. Thanks once again.
yes id go with the dominators there sweet always my first choice=))

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Found these at a Norwegian reseller G.SKILL Ripjaws-X 8GB DDR3 Kit for Intel Sandy Bridge (2x4GB), PC3 12800 1600MHz Non-ECC CL9 9-9-9-24-2N 1.5V (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL). Think I'll go with these. Anyone know what the clocking potential of these RAMs are?
Only review from G.Skill site:
http://extreme.pcgameshardware.de/le...steme.html#a10

I'm not sure what chips are in this kit but most brands are using almost the same so I can say that you can expect max 1600@8-8-8-24 ( with some luck 7-8-7 ) and up to 1866@9-9-9 using voltages 1.5-1.65V ( most chips are designed for 1.6V +/- 0.1V ). In worst case something like in this link that I pasted above.

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Okey. Thanks alot for the help.
What's the best choice between Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) 1600MHz VENGEANCE 8-8-8-24 1.5V or Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 DHX, CL9-9-9-24, for Core i3/i5/i7, w/Connector, 1.65v
or Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) 1600MHz XMS3 1.65V. Or should I pick something entirely different, if I want to overclock that is. The reason being I've kind of stopped looking at G.Skill is that it seems to be too much of a hassle to import myself plus they're not too keen on helping out/answering questions.

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