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I need 12GB's of triple channel RAM for my rig, what are your top 3 or 4 recommendations that's very stable and overclocks well? Price isn't too much of an issue, I'm willing to look at any brand.
Edited by i7monkey - 9/7/11 at 3:25pm
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If you're looking for new there isn't much out there right now for great memory, probably better off finding a used kit.
For x58 anything using elpida hyper ICs would be considered best, for speed & timings, followed by elpida BBSE. Both EOL & very difficult to find new, there were recently a few BBSE kits around but went fast (g-skill 2133 8-9-8 kits).
PSC kits are great for frequency, but a bit lacking in timings, & even good PSC kits are hard to find in stock right now.
    
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If you're looking for new there isn't much out there right now for great memory, probably better off finding a used kit.
For x58 anything using elpida hyper ICs would be considered best, for speed & timings, followed by elpida BBSE. Both EOL & very difficult to find new, there were recently a few BBSE kits around but went fast (g-skill 2133 8-9-8 kits).
PSC kits are great for frequency, but a bit lacking in timings, & even good PSC kits are hard to find in stock right now.
Thanks. I'm not a terribly huge overclocker like some of the guys here, I just need some stable RAM.

Any new ones on the market that you would reccommend? Again, I'm not trying to set a world record overclock, just need some solid stuff
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post #4 of 9
these guys overclock pretty well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226186

but really they wont outperform cheaper kits by a huge margin so id just get cheaper ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226220
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post #5 of 9
Corsair is binning some of thier mid-range stuff so tight it doesn't really OC much, g-skill & mushkin are both pretty solid, most seems to OC pretty well.
With a 920 you will want at least 1600Mhz, with bclk at 200 it can sit right at rated speed. going beyond that a higher frequency kit doesn't hurt, just so you won't have to drop the multi or loosen timings as you OC.
But for a 4 or 4.2Ghz cpu, 1600Mhz will work nicely if you're not a benchmarking junkie.
    
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post #6 of 9
this is very nice kit for x58 ( i'm running this on SB @2133 9-10-9-27-1T 1.6v)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231335
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 9/7/11 at 5:22pm
    
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post #7 of 9
Hello ,
In your case (and in any case of someone looking for quality overclockable memories really) I'd look into some Mushkins , G.Skills or The High-End Corsairs.
Had a great experience with my Mushkins, Overclock like beasts and are solid&stable
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Hello ,
In your case (and in any case of someone looking for quality overclockable memories really) I'd look into some Mushkins , G.Skills or The High-End Corsairs.
Had a great experience with my Mushkins, Overclock like beasts and are solid&stable
Agreed, my mushkin 1600Mhz 7-8-7 24 1.65V kit does 2133 8-10-8 27 @ 1.68V on sandy bridge, or as high as 2400 9-11-9 27 @ 1.76V on x58.
    
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Agreed, my mushkin 1600Mhz 7-8-7 24 1.65V kit does 2133 8-10-8 27 @ 1.68V on sandy bridge, or as high as 2400 9-11-9 27 @ 1.76V on x58.
Wow Nice one sir Nice one Mushkin
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