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Hey.
Being unlucky, I bought 4GB (2x2) of Ripjaw X 1333MHz CL9 RAM the day before Newegg had their 15% off sale.
So now I was thinking about upgrading to 8GB of RAM for the long run.
I have a few questions though.

Would you rather get the Viper Extreme Division 2s (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-561-_-Product) or the G.Skill Snipers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416 Gosh someone teach me how to hyperlink. ._.)
Also, if I were to go with the Viper Extremes is there a way to lower the voltages to accommodate with my i5-2500k without losing performance? I know 1.65v is fine, but I want to lower it on the safe side. Also which would be better for getting tighter timings? I'm a noob at RAM so please excuse me.

Another side question. Is 8GB necessary? I want to play all the latest titles for maybe the next 3 years. I generally multitask a lot (streaming, 10+ tabs on Chrome, around 10 background programs). If I saved the trouble and just went with the 4GB 1333Mhz I oredered, how does it go for overclocking?

Thanks.
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Just an FYI if you contact newegg and tell them your situation they will give you a price adjustment.

The only reason 8gb of ram would be helpful is for mutitasking. So lets say encoding a video and playing a game
    
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Just an FYI if you contact newegg and tell them your situation they will give you a price adjustment.

The only reason 8gb of ram would be helpful is for mutitasking. So lets say encoding a video and playing a game
At 8 gigs you better be only encoding a video LOL.

As for the OP's situation, Ill copy a previous post I made a little bit ago:

"I had 4 gigs die on me and now i'm down to 4 gigs while i wait for the RMA kit to return. From video encoding and Mercury engine use standpoint, there was a substantial difference. I hate only having 4 gigs for it, but I'm also an avid gamer and have noticed no difference in crysis 2 for example while playing when I had 8 gigs and when I had 4 gigs. Hope that helps!"

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I've encoded a 720p video and played CoD4 with only 6gb of ram. I didn't notice any frame change
    
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most sites i use have an 24 hour price policy thing, so if the sale goes on within 24 hours of you getting an sale product they will do an price adjustment. Its worth ringing them and asking?
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1333mhz isn't an enthusiast speed RAM. 1600mhz + is ideal for overclocking (more headroom)


also, timings aren't that big of a deal really if you dont OC the memory, which I don't and never have (whats the point?)


I'd return them and get the Snipers.
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Only if you are >=85% RAM utilization regularly.
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Hey.
Being unlucky, I bought 4GB (2x2) of Ripjaw X 1333MHz CL9 RAM the day before Newegg had their 15% off sale.
So now I was thinking about upgrading to 8GB of RAM for the long run.
I have a few questions though.

Would you rather get the Viper Extreme Division 2s (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-561-_-Product) or the G.Skill Snipers (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416 Gosh someone teach me how to hyperlink. ._.)
Also, if I were to go with the Viper Extremes is there a way to lower the voltages to accommodate with my i5-2500k without losing performance? I know 1.65v is fine, but I want to lower it on the safe side. Also which would be better for getting tighter timings? I'm a noob at RAM so please excuse me.

Another side question. Is 8GB necessary? I want to play all the latest titles for maybe the next 3 years. I generally multitask a lot (streaming, 10+ tabs on Chrome, around 10 background programs). If I saved the trouble and just went with the 4GB 1333Mhz I oredered, how does it go for overclocking?

Thanks.
Are you on a 64-bit OS?
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1333mhz isn't an enthusiast speed RAM. 1600mhz + is ideal for overclocking (more headroom)


also, timings aren't that big of a deal really if you dont OC the memory, which I don't and never have (whats the point?)


I'd return them and get the Snipers.
This is a good point about the timings however 1333mhz works just fine. I have 2 almost identical i7 950 setups @ 4ghz. One with 1600mhz ram and the other with 1333mhz. There is no noticeable change in FPS nor 3D mark vantage. The only change which is slight is when I encode a video
    
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Originally Posted by SS_Patrick View Post
I've encoded a 720p video and played CoD4 with only 6gb of ram. I didn't notice any frame change
I bet the encoding time almost doubled, though. Also... CoD4 was uniquely easy to run despite how great it looked at the time. Thank God... My computer back then seemed like a POS
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