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Heyo lads,

Just wanted some opinions if there would be any 'real' performance increase in going from

set of RAM to set.

As my current set (first link) are terrible overclockers, can't up the frequency or lower the first 3 CAS timings by anything, no matter the voltages.

Thanks alot.

Just as a side note, if anyone knows why they say for sandybridges when its only 2 sticks in the set, it would be awesome, thanks again.
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You won't see any ral performance gain. Some benches may be able to measure between 0 (most apps) to some 3-5% (archivers). Not worth it imho.
About the "for SB" tag - SB sk 1155 is dual channel, while only sk 1366 is triple channel. They would work just as well on any dual channel platform.
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You won't see any ral performance gain. Some benches may be able to measure between 0 (most apps) to some 3-5% (archivers). Not worth it imho.
About the "for SB" tag - SB sk 1155 is dual channel, while only sk 1366 is triple channel. They would work just as well on any dual channel platform.
Perfect mate, is all i needed to know +1 Thanks
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It all depend on what you use the rig for.
So what are you using the rig for?
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It all depend on what you use the rig for.
So what are you using the rig for?
Gaming, and college work (programming), Yeah i just noticed i really should have put that in the OP lol.
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Originally Posted by Asmodean View Post
Heyo lads,

Just wanted some opinions if there would be any 'real' performance increase in going from This set of RAM to This set.

As my current set (first link) are terrible overclockers, can't up the frequency or lower the first 3 CAS timings by anything, no matter the voltages.

Thanks alot.

Just as a side note, if anyone knows why they say for sandybridges when its only 2 sticks in the set, it would be awesome, thanks again.
I think Intel recommends RAM @ 1.50V max for SB, that may be a reason why they say "for SB".
1st one --> generic RAM and ...thats it.
2nd one --> better, you will see performance increase in benchmarks, not too much in real world
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Considering your running an 890 chipset you might want to take the same advice that G.Skill tech support gave me and take the RipjawX series kit.

http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthrea...2026#post42026
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post #8 of 8
You will see limited performance increase in real life, but you will definitely get an improvement in system-wide overclockability, since it seems your generic 1333 CL9 kit is holding everything back at the moment by being itself unable to do much more than default spec. (Are you OC-ing at all by bus clock?)
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