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post #1 of 13
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What is the difference between ripjaws and ripjaws x memory? It seems like they are priced about the same but the "x" sounds and looks nicer. Why do the x sticks have many less reviews? Seems discouraging
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post #2 of 13
The Ripjaws X are rated at a lower voltage or maybe lower timings, I believe. Perhaps both.
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post #3 of 13
Ripjaw was out for 1156
Ripjaw X's out for 1155

My first Ripjaw kit was a DDR3 1600 9-9-9/27 1.6volt
X's are rated 1.5 volt for sandy.

EDIT : There are 2 choices
1- Ripjaw X
2- Vengeance
post #4 of 13
The X are designed for SB boards which have a RAM voltage of 1.5. The Ripjaws are designed for boards with 1.65V for RAM voltage.
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post #5 of 13
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So what would work on my Asus am3+ 880g evolution mobo?
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post #6 of 13
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So what would work on my Asus am3+ 880g evolution mobo?
Both of them.
post #7 of 13
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Awesome, what's faster then
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post #8 of 13
They come in all different speeds and latencies and the faster ones cost more.
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post #9 of 13
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Awesome, what's faster then
Ripjaws X
post #10 of 13
If you get Ripjaws at same speed and latency they will be just as fast. Do not pay more for the "X" unless you just like the look a little more.
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