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phenom 955 with M4A87TD/USB3 board and want 4gb ram

2 RAM in mind:

1. ripjaws x (red) 1600mhz cl9 $46
F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

2. ripjaws x (blue) 1333mhz cl7 $45
F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH

obviously price makes no difference, so..
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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by reyo View Post
phenom 955 with M4A87TD/USB3 board and want 4gb ram

2 RAM in mind:

1. ripjaws x (red) 1600mhz cl9 $46
F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

2. ripjaws x (blue) 1333mhz cl7 $45
F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH

obviously price makes no difference, so..
My vote goes to the 1600. Why? Why not for so little difference in price? You won't really be able to "see" a difference per say but benchmarks will tell you otherwise

Source: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...0112152AAlG4YH
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Go for what looks better. Though I'm pretty sure that 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 could easily do 1600 8-8-8-24 or 1600 9-9-9-24 without any problems.
    
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The 1600 kit will OC better, but rated performance they are about equal
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Originally Posted by reyo View Post
phenom 955 with M4A87TD/USB3 board and want 4gb ram

2 RAM in mind:

1. ripjaws x (red) 1600mhz cl9 $46
F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL

2. ripjaws x (blue) 1333mhz cl7 $45
F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH

obviously price makes no difference, so..
I have these and they work at factory settings on my M4A89TD PRO/USB3 with a 955 without fault
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
Edited by Tweeky - 5/2/11 at 12:02pm
    
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The 1600 kit will OC better, but rated performance they are about equal
no, I promise
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Have a look at the reviews: on the original G.Skill Ripjaws kit, the 1600Mhz kit overclocked significantly better; the IC binning is different. In terms of 1600 CL9 vs 1333 CL7 performance, they are about the same, with 1600 CL9 having a very slight edge.
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