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post #1 of 5
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Got some Noob RAM questions:

Can someone explain the difference between these two sets of RAM? (Besides that the one looks WAY cooler.)

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

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

Also, it says one is designed for Intel MoBos. Does that mean the other is optimized for AMD?

What about other brands? (Geil, Mushkin, Patriot) are they all crap or what?
I hear good things about corsair vengeance, but other than that Gskill seems to be the standard....

Thanks for helping a noob builder...
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post #2 of 5
yes i would also like to know if Mushkin Blackline is as good as ripjaws or corsair vengance. Caus it looks amazing...
 
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post #3 of 5
I had compatibility problems even after 2 RMAs of Corsair Dominators. Mushkins worked perfect out of the box the first time.

Those two G.Skills look like the same modules but one has a newer heatspreader slapped on it, either one should be fine, I'd go with the X one.
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post #4 of 5
Timings are the same... so... their the same.

Try reading this article....
post #5 of 5

There really isn't any... they just have different heatspreaders....

The Ripjaws X may be using new ICs that may be either binned for worse or for better.  Who knows.

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