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Hi, im about to start a new build, ive always just bought RAM that was compadble with my mobo. but today i asked myself what makes one stick of RAM better then the other, can somone help plz
post #2 of 5
3 things to look at when buying RAM: frequency, timings, and voltage. The higher the frequency the faster the memory is, the tighter (aka lower) the timings are the better it is, and the lower voltage the more headroom you have (to overvolt the sticks to make them run faster or tighten the timings even more from the stock timings.)
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for ddr3

intel likes 1.5v with fast speds, 1600-2000+ timings dont make a huge difference, cl9 to 11

amd likes any voltage, 1.5-1.65v but likes low timings 1333 cl7 or 1600 cl9 or lower

avoid the generic dimms 1333 1.65v cl9
most dont like to be overclocked much
ocz had a ton that were doa
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233166


Is this good ram, it the one im looking at
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is it for an intel board?
1366 will use triple channel kits, 1156/1155 will be better with dual channel kits

if its for gaming 1600 kits are more than fast enough, cad/video editing ect you will see a slight improvement with 2000

if you need more than 8g of ram get 2 of these kits

WINTEC One 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 3OH16009U9H-8GK $53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161452
(also try code BTEKBKB29 for 10% off)
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