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I just ordered the parts for a new Llano based rig today and am now questioning the choice of RAM I made in the build. I was debating between the two sets of RAM linked below, but the Mushkin went out of stock for a few hours, so I ordered the Gskill instead. Now that the Mushkin is back in stock, I'm having some buyers remorse and wondering if I should change the order before it ships, if it hasn't already (I ordered around 4PM Central time). I've made the decision to go with higher quality 4GB kits instead of the cheaper 8GB kits on the market for better overclocking on Llano. Should I have gotten the Mushkin instead, or am I fine with the Gskill?

Mushkin:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226240

Gskill:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231449
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I'd absolutely go for the Gskill at that price. Even if you don't run them at the rated speed you can tighten the timing to tie, or maybe outperform the Mushkins by a little bit.

You also might want to look into getting 8GB instead. It's so cheap nowadays there is almost no reason not to.
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Originally Posted by NewAtOCing View Post
You also might want to look into getting 8GB instead. It's so cheap nowadays there is almost no reason not to.
Ya, but the 8GB kits at those timings and latency's are about double the price. That and I don't think I'm ever going to use 8GB for anything yet.

I saw these too, but I'll stick with the 4GB kit until I find a program that'll use the 8GB kit effectively.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231460
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You should be fine. The GSkill you selected is a higher clock at default, I don't see you pushing the Mushkin much further than the GSkill's stock speed.
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Thanks for the quick responses guys. I'll just stick with the Gskill for overclockings sake (and less headache). +rep to everyone for all the help on short notice
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Plus don't Llano APUs thrive on higher frequencies due to them being, well, APUs? At least with the G.Skill you're guaranteed that it can run that frequency and timings. I'd imagine it would take a bit more than .1V to make the Mushkin run at those speeds.
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My suggestion This G.Skill RAM. I am using it right now in my sig rig. Its amazing! and in the next few months to a year 8 gigs will be the standerd for gaming rigs...look at BF3 using up to 5 gigs of ram on 8 gig systems! I'm about to order a second kit for 16 gigs lol...maybe not but you get my point

Side note, I dought your Athlon will be able to use that ram at that high of a freq....stick to 1600mhz...
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post #10 of 13
Doesn't GSkill use micron ic's? I'd definitely go with the 4gb of gskills, if you're going to use the gpu on the apu you will want the highest speeds you can get to increase the memory bandwidth for the gpu. Even with your gpu using your ram you'd still be fine with 4gb, very very few people need 8gbs.
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