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I personally would go for a 4gb kit that I can overclock, something like low latency and high speeds would do great in benching, super pi etc. 4GB kits are easier to overclock than 8GB kits.

As explained overclocking the RAM yields very little performance increase in everyday usage, that said get the £44, however you want to do benching now and again then go for the £71 one, but as I explained before, 4GB kits are the way forward for benching.

If you do light benching then go for these: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-056-GS

For gaming 4GB is more than enough these days, but if your content with 8GB then get the CL9 1.5v £44, the extra £30 would have been worth it for the other one if it was CL7, but then again it is better than the £44 one, so you need to make a decision.

Read the article above and it'll help you decide what you want.

Hope that helps.
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My main concern was that if i bought a cheap ram kit, when I go to overclock the CPU, I dont want the ram to be unstable and hold it back...would that cheaper 8GB CL9 g.skill kit hold me back?
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My main concern was that if i bought a cheap ram kit, when I go to overclock the CPU, I dont want the ram to be unstable and hold it back...would that cheaper 8GB CL9 g.skill kit hold me back?

not the case, RAM is not linked to the CPU, as overclocking is done through the multi rather than the BCLK.

You should be fine bro. trust me, any CL9 1.5v kit would do just fine.
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ah right so you overclock the cpu and the ram completely seperate? Its literally just cpu: oincrease multiplier? Nothing else in the pc is affected?
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ah right so you overclock the cpu and the ram completely seperate? Its literally just cpu: oincrease multiplier? Nothing else in the pc is affected?

yeah pretty much, sandybridge overclocking is done with the mulitplier. biggrin.gif
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yeah pretty much, sandybridge overclocking is done with the mulitplier. biggrin.gif

fantastic news, ill go with the cheaper kit then!
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Thanks bud, I thought it would be a good idea where everyone can ask questions about RAM for sandybridge.
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fantastic news, ill go with the cheaper kit then!

cool, that was a quick decision lol Im sure they're good enough for what you'll be using it for. biggrin.gif
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Nice thread thumb.gif

People who are very into benching, but at the same time want more RAM for regular use - Why not have one 2x4GB kit for 24/7 general use, and one 2x2GB kit for benching wink.gif

When done benching, either use that 2x4GB kit until the next benching session, or just mix 2x4GB + 2x2GB kit for a total of 12GB and set timings manually thumb.gif
    
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People who are very into benching, but at the same time want more RAM for regular use - Why not have one 2x4GB kit for 24/7 general use, and one 2x2GB kit for benching wink.gif

When done benching, either use that 2x4GB kit until the next benching session, or just mix 2x4GB + 2x2GB kit for a total of 12GB and set timings manually thumb.gif

thanks bro biggrin.gif

getting two kits could equal to more costs, a mediocre kit with CL7/CL8 can be had for a good price without going overboard (that's the 4gb kits), that allows the everday users to maybe hit some nice bench's once in a while. With that said, I would say there are three types, bencher's, part-time bencher's and everyday usage guys/gals.

Some people aint into the whole benching thing while some are, those that aint could just go for a regular CL9 kit with 1.5v which is not costly at all.

It's difficult to get 8GB+ and high speeds and low latency without spending a fortune so in that case two kits could essentially work out better.
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