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So, I currently have 4GB of RAM (in reality it's 6GB with 1 faulty stick...) so I thought that, rather than just RMA the dead stick, I would get a 12GB kit and use the 4GB sticks in a build I'm doing for my mother.

The current modules (OCZ Gold PC3 12800 I purchased this build from a friend so he could fun his overseas trip) are running at 1600MHz 9-9-9-24.

I'm trying to decide on a decent 12GB kit to use, would anyone like to help me decide?

Choose from this list

I'm an Aussie, so that's the place I'll be getting the parts from.

The final bit of information I'm after is; will I be able to plug the new modules into my board and have them work or will I need to manually reset the overclock settings?
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Corsair or G Skill and you can't go wrong. Personally I like the Things I have heard about G Skill memory.
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Originally Posted by FlamingMidget View Post
Corsair or G Skill and you can't go wrong. Personally I like the Things I have heard about G Skill memory.
My sentiments exactly.

Now, to decide between Sniper and Ripjaws!
Sniper #1 1.25V?
Sniper #2 1.5V (otherwise, looks like the 2 are identical... what are the benefits of a 1.25V rated memory module that justifies an extra 10 bucks? Just for low power usage?)

OR

Ripjaws
$6 difference... Hmmmmm...
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ripjaws.

Nothing else to it, lol.
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ripjaws.

Nothing else to it, lol.
This ^ lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PissFiddles View Post
My sentiments exactly.

Now, to decide between Sniper and Ripjaws!
Sniper #1 1.25V?
Sniper #2 1.5V (otherwise, looks like the 2 are identical... what are the benefits of a 1.25V rated memory module that justifies an extra 10 bucks? Just for low power usage?)

OR

Ripjaws
$6 difference... Hmmmmm...
The lower volts on the snipers means you can up the volts later on the RAM in order to overclock them and achieve higher a frequency. If you don't plan on overclocking the ram, the get the latter. Someone correct me if I'm wrong I'm new to this.=X
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post #8 of 14
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The lower volts on the snipers means you can up the volts later on the RAM in order to overclock them and achieve higher a frequency. If you don't plan on overclocking the ram, the get the latter. Someone correct me if I'm wrong I'm new to this.=X
I'm almost certain that you can change the voltages on any of these mentioned.
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he's meaning that with 1.25 you have a little more head room
    
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