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Poll Results: Corsair XMS3 Dominator 1600 vs. G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2133

 
  • 33% (6)
    Corsair XMS3 Dominator 1600
  • 66% (12)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2133
18 Total Votes  
post #11 of 21
If no one minds I would like to ask a question. In a guide I'm about to personally use for Overclocking a 2500K CPU they said to overclock with 1333MHz, but move to 1600MHz once you have a stable overclock if your RAM is capable of it. Why don't you simply overclock with 1600MHz instead of moving to 1600MHz after you overclock.

Here's the guide: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-sandy-bridge-overclocking-guide-beginners.html#post110907
post #12 of 21
The CL9 2133 kit, since you know it can clock that high for sure, you always have the option of clocking them lower and tightening timings.

The CL8 1600 kit may or may not do much more than its rating.
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post #13 of 21
Go with the G.Skills, I have a 2133 9-11-9-28 kit and during benching for the Memory madness competition these smacked around my 2000 8-8-8-28 SuperTalents that I ran at 1866 7-7-7-24.
 
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post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by InfamousLegend;14411113 
If no one minds I would like to ask a question. In a guide I'm about to personally use for Overclocking a 2500K CPU they said to overclock with 1333MHz, but move to 1600MHz once you have a stable overclock if your RAM is capable of it. Why don't you simply overclock with 1600MHz instead of moving to 1600MHz after you overclock.

Here's the guide: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-sandy-bridge-overclocking-guide-beginners.html#post110907

Because if you start with 1600 and you oc too much there may be bsod which are because ram instability,after you do a stable cpu oc you can start with the ram.Thats why,because you will want to be shure if you get bsod from where it is.My english is bad,cant explain it better biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearStyle;14411542 
Because if you start with 1600 and you oc too much there may be bsod which are because ram instability,after you do a stable cpu oc you can start with the ram.Thats why,because you will want to be shure if you get bsod from where it is.My english is bad,cant explain it better biggrin.gif

Don't worry, I understood your explanation completely. If your running at 1600 while overclocking and you get a BSOD you don't know if it was the RAM or the CPU that caused it.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearStyle;14411083 
^Correct so this is the choice if OP wants really good ram:
http://www.corsair.com/memory/dominator/dominator-gt/dominator-gt-8gb-ddr3-memory-kit-with-dhx-pro-connector-and-airflow-2-fan-cmgtx7.html

But the price................ biggrin.gif

499.99USD, you've gotta be joking.
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post #17 of 21
A better CAS is literally giving you a couple NANOseconds for faster loads. It's really, not that important.
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post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by iOverclock;14414389 
499.99USD, you've gotta be joking.

I thought they were too, but they weren't. I bought a 8GB G. SKill 1600 sticks that have better timing and same speed, so IDK whats with the price premium.
post #19 of 21
the dominators are good chips but, are over rated a little.
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post #20 of 21
I would say way over rated, My G.Skills are same speed and better Latency, those Dominator's wouldn't perform any better except for maybe over clocking. But I've been told G.Skill make good sticks, so I might be able to overclock mine even further.
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