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Ripjaw or Ripjaw X? Whats the difference?

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Been talking toy ou guys about upgrading my ram, and have decided on the Ripjaw series... but I see their is an X series as well... which one do i want?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

I am just getting back into the modding/OC'ing and am trying to re-learn everything so anyhelp is greatly appreciated
post #2 of 12
it says x series is made for new sandy bridge motherboards..
post #3 of 12
The X ram is apparently optimized for newer processors but I don't see a difference.
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post #4 of 12
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So should i just get the regular Ripjaw since im AMD?
post #5 of 12
Since they both the same price I would just get whichever looks better to u. I like the ripjaws X looks better so I got that one.
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post #6 of 12
You won't notice a performance difference between the two
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post #7 of 12
Be aware of the CPU coolers you're using with the ram. Because it could interfere especially with high heat spreader memory.

As for the second link, I drop that option and highly consider this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

It has tighter timings.
post #8 of 12
Both will be fine, as your on an AMD platform try and get as fast as possible with tight timings. AMD loves bandwidth.
 
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post #9 of 12
from what i have seen in search, the X version is just advertised for sandy bridge. makes me think its just hype thus should be fine on AMD platforms. well i have seen there isnt a problem, so as other say go with what you like smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by raisethe3;15183750 
Be aware of the CPU coolers you're using with the ram. Because it could interfere especially with high heat spreader memory.

As for the second link, I drop that option and highly consider this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

It has tighter timings.

So... back to the debate then... 2x2gb or 2x4GB sticks??? I kinda wanted to go 8gb to future proof myself (as stupid as that sounds...) for a little while
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