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looking at getting some better overclock ram and switching from 6x2GB to 3x4GB as its hurting my overclocking a bit and i was looking at


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233166

which doesnt seem bad for $159 and runs on 1.5v

but then i saw

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145329

which is $259 and only is Cas9 vs Cas10 on the other and is 1.65v and its weird too i noticed the 24GB kit of the vengance is Cas9, odd the 12GB kit isnt

doesnt seem worth $100 more to me?
Edited by Blindsay - 7/22/11 at 10:58am
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the more expensive ones have the fan and you can get a waterblock for those i think


Edit: and what Xeb said
Edited by labbu63 - 7/22/11 at 11:05am
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Also they are GTs. GTs are binned, meaning they are the best of the best RAM chips on there.
 
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Also they are GTs. GTs are binned, meaning they are the best of the best RAM chips on there.
they are both rated for 2000mhz though whats the difference then? unless u are saying the GTs have a better chance of going beyond 2000mhz?
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they are both rated for 2000mhz though whats the difference then? unless u are saying the GTs have a better chance of going beyond 2000mhz?
by binned i think he meant you can get better timings and cas latency and such
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by binned i think he meant you can get better timings and cas latency and such
Your forgetting one other thing. If you bin a chip, that means it is the best of its kind. Take SB for example. If you fined a binned chip, it can hit 4.0 with less than 1v.

This chips, although they use 1.65v, hit 2000Mhz on an older process (not the new 30nm 1.5v process all the new ram uses nowadays), where 1.65v would only net you 1600Mhz.

These are the best of the best of their kind.
 
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Your forgetting one other thing. If you bin a chip, that means it is the best of its kind. Take SB for example. If you fined a binned chip, it can hit 4.0 with less than 1v.

This chips, although they use 1.65v, hit 2000Mhz on an older process (not the new 30nm 1.5v process all the new ram uses nowadays), where 1.65v would only net you 1600Mhz.

These are the best of the best of their kind.
so the vengance is on a nwer process and thats why they are 1.5v?

why would i want 2000mhz at 1.65v when i can have 2000mhz at 1.5v then.

they were good then, but are old now it sounds?

edit: either way it doesnt look worth the $100 difference to me, thanks for the replies
Edited by Blindsay - 7/22/11 at 11:17am
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