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Do I need to purchase different RAM or am I ok?

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Asking this question as I have not really looked too hard at Sandy Bridge...but this coming week I have parts coming in to upgrade from my 875K to a 2600K installed inside an MSI Z68A-G80 motherboard

My question is, since I dunno if the rule of thumb still holds true for sandy bridge that 1600mhz is still around the optimal speed... (not speaking about benchmarks) So am I still good with my 8GB 1600 Ripjaws? Or should I look at possibly upgrade to other alternatives?
    
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That kit is perfectly fine

1.5v is the recommended DRAM voltage for Sandy Bridge so everything is within spec.

Keep the ram and save money. There's no need to change what so ever. G.Skill make awesome memory and you won't notice any real world difference getting a faster kit
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If its DDR3 and 1.5V it'll definitely be compatible, if you're asking how fast it'll be it looks like it'll do just fine, theres a lot of people that've been using them in SB builds, I got 1866MHz just cause it was in a deal

EDIT :ninja'd to 1.5V
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Aaaaaaah! I love the smell of ninja post in the morning! Smells like...Victory!

+rep guys thanks, wanted to confirm I was thinking correctly since I honestly have mostly skimmed anything Sandy Bridge related as I was initially waiting for BD - until I ran across an offer that was too good to pass up
    
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Aaaaaaah! I love the smell of ninja post in the morning! Smells like...Victory!

+rep guys thanks, wanted to confirm I was thinking correctly since I honestly have mostly skimmed anything Sandy Bridge related as I was initially waiting for BD - until I ran across an offer that was too good to pass up
Yes, I've been running SB for a while now and i'm still unsure whether I shoulda waited for Bulldozer, but I've yet to have a major issue and everything is running great, only thing I wish i'd done was wait for the z68 boards and get me some quick sync

Thanks for the Rep!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468

i've gotten these the X series because someone told me it was an upgrade
to a non-x series :x 5$ more though i have the 4GB verison though for my sb xDD
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