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post #1 of 17
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Hey all!

Out of these two, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1866 and CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1866 which one would better? Newegg has a promo code of $15 off for the Gskill set, so it would be $64.99, which is a great deal.

I noticed my current Gskill 1600 8gb set is for the same price tag as the two above. Are my 1600 cas 8 set faster than the two above?

Also some people have been stating they needed to bump up the voltage of the Gskill 1866mhz set to 1.6v to work, yet they are rated at 1.5v.. Why would they do that?
post #2 of 17
The 1866 sets above are faster than your current set.
The Corsair set is MARGINALLY better. Very marginally. Go for the GSKILL for that price.
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post #3 of 17
Get the gskill, its cheaper. Same speed and timings (almost)
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post #4 of 17
I don't see any need to upgrade from 1600 to 1866. They probably use the same IC's anyway. Try setting yours to the advertised clocks and timings of either of those sets. I think you'll be happily surprised.
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post #5 of 17
I doubt they use the same chips but it's worth a try.
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post #6 of 17
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Thanks guys, went with the Gskill 1866 =D $64.99 and free shipping, get price indeed!
post #7 of 17
Any 1600 8-8-8 or 8-9-8 kit will easily do 1866 9-10-9.
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post #8 of 17
I recommend reading this:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/s...-the-best-ddr3

Not much of a reason to upgrade unless you need overclocking headroom. Seeing as you're using a Sandy Bridge chip, where almost all of the overclocking is performed via the unlocked multiplier, you will see little to no advantage in jumping to 1866 memory. 1600 is the sweet spot right now and will probably continue to be until the ddr3 spec vanishes.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
Any 1600 8-8-8 or 8-9-8 kit will easily do 1866 9-10-9.
Same voltage or 1.5 -> 1.65? Do you happen to know the PPD increase?
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post #10 of 17
Relaxing the timings and raising the speed should allow you to do it at the same voltage. PPD increase is going to be very small, if any.

I've always been a supporter of just giving more voltage for better speeds and timings I run my sticks at 2000 7-7-7 20 with 1.7V for my 24/7 while they're rated at 2000 8-8-8 24 at 1.65V.
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