Originally Posted by Darylrese
G.SKILL is generic garbage?
Never judge a RAM kit by its brand
Judge it by the rated specs, ICs, and IC overclocking trends.
Except of course when a RAM brand only uses certain ICs (i.e. Crucial uses Micron ICs, because Crucial IS Micron)
And 2x4GB DDR3-1333 CL9 (generic spec)... tend to not even overclock at all
You will generally find better RAM (performance spec DDR3-1600/lower timings?) at the same price as generic-spec memory. The difference in performance is usually small in most tasks (certain tasks i.e. video editing, which is very RAM intensive because a lot of (large) video files may be stored in, loaded, unloaded, and moved around RAM at once), though this can depend on the platform (i.e. it usually makes bigger difference on AM3 platforms than newer Intel platforms - and on the newest AMD FM1 platform makes a more massive difference). The difference in overclockability though can be very big. RAM can hold back entire system overclocks if the processor has a locked multiplier and the RAM is generic spec and unable to OC.Edited by xd_1771 - 7/1/11 at 12:43pm