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im choosing between these two:

G.skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL8
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL9

Since my board requires triple channel I will have to get two of the same kits and maybe sell the leftover. none of them are made for my board though. The g.skill is clearly better in specs, but not as cheap as the xm3 from where im getting them, its almost double the price so common sense tells me its not worth it. So is the xm3 a good buy?
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post #2 of 9
Is this because you can't find a triple channel kit?

Do you plan on mixing it with your Kingston?
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I own the xm3 triple channel set of 4gb @ 1333 and there over clocked to 1600 along with the processor @ 4ghz.. and there all stable. Saddly I couldn't get it any higher, but I don't know much about over clocking ram. For ram prices the 1600 is a steal. But I heard they have gone up alil in the last week. Just make sure your getting a good deal. A lot of people like the other brand you were looking at over the xm3.

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post #4 of 9
Well, I'm just gonna say NO, not a good idea.
Buy a triple channel set, thats already been tested to work together.

These would work just fine for you, and not break the bank.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231304
Edited by Inteller - 8/29/11 at 1:36pm
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from my local stores, triple kits are too expensive and are mostly out of stock. I wish the new boards were triple channel just like the old ones, had I known I wouldve stocked up back then. I'll mix them but I will get same timings, same versions and even with serials close to each other, so what difference would it make? I plan to throw the kingston out.
Edited by dioxholster - 8/29/11 at 9:30pm
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so what difference would it make?
Probably none, go right ahead!
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post #7 of 9
It usually isn't a very good idea mixing different DIMMs from different brands, even different kits. It will work, but it probably wont OC as high as you want it to.

If I were you I would wait until I have some more cash to buy a triple kit. You might avoid a few headaches.

With that said, out of the two you mentioned on your first post, I would get the G.skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL8
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Probably none, go right ahead!
so those dual channel sets, are they specifically designed to only work as dual and nothing else?

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Originally Posted by hugo19941994 View Post
It usually isn't a very good idea mixing different DIMMs from different brands, even different kits. It will work, but it probably wont OC as high as you want it to.

If I were you I would wait until I have some more cash to buy a triple kit. You might avoid a few headaches.

With that said, out of the two you mentioned on your first post, I would get the G.skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL8
Now im getting same kits and all. Since im not getting them online, I will see the serial numbers myself too. The G.skill would be my choice but im still deciding, because at the end of the day my board is nearing the end of its life.
Edited by dioxholster - 8/29/11 at 9:41pm
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post #9 of 9
The "dual channel" RAM can work in triple channel if you get three sticks. DIMMs are just DIMMs, they will work in dual, triple, single, whatever channel, as long as your motherboard supports it.

If you are going to check the serial numbers and you wont be mixing it with you Kingston, I guess there isn't going to be any problems
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