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I wouldn't recommend those. Get these instead, better timings and higher binned meaning better quality. However I don't remember getting them for $75 (got them for $55 a 2 months back).

I recommended him those as he specifically said out of that list tongue.gif. Personally i'd go for some corsairs, but ofc they cost more. GSkill is great tho!
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I hit 5 GHz on my 2600k with hyperthreading on with these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416
also I remembered reading this review on the low voltage ones:
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The only concern I have with this kit was the instability at getting it moved up from 1600MHz to 1866MHz. With such a low voltage I was hoping that this would give enough headroom for us to possibly consider 2133MHz, but even 1866MHz seemed to have its issues sadly.
from: http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/g_skill_sniper_series_1600mhz_cl9_8gb_review,8.html
I know you're not really planning on OCing them just some info to know before you purchase.

So what ram do you reccommend out of the snipers hot hit 5.0Ghz on a 2500k?
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I dont understand anything other than 755 chipsets. On newegg they have a bunch of different speeds to choose from. I'm going to buy an i5 2500k I plan on taking it to 5GHz. Which one of these sets should I pick up and why? Let me rephrase this better what is most reasonable for 5GHz?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100006650&isNodeId=1&Description=gskill+sniper+8gb&x=0&y=0

I just got done with my i5 swap over. I used G.Skill RAM. From my reading there is not much of a performance benifit in going past 1600 freq RAM in "most" applications. I opted to go for some G.Skill 1600 CAS 8 RAM. its a 2x4 gig kit but its RIPJAWSX. The only difference between the RIPJAWSX and the SNIPER kit are the heat sinks for the most part.

Any of them would work just fine on that note but I would go with a 1600 CAS 8 if I where you. They perform GREAT! so far I'm at 4.7Ghz on my i5 (only had it like 3-4 days too!) and climbing. For what its worth my RAM is a 7.9 WIE:) but if its down to the SNIPER kits. I would go with this one. stay away from the low voltage kits, and I just wouldn't feel right putting some 1333's with an i5.

I used This kit for my build. works perfect. Not a single problem. My mobo was even kind enough to set all the timings and everything correct for this kit.
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I just got done with my i5 swap over. I used G.Skill RAM. From my reading there is not much of a performance benifit in going past 1600 freq RAM in "most" applications. I opted to go for some G.Skill 1600 CAS 8 RAM. its a 2x4 gig kit but its RIPJAWSX. The only difference between the RIPJAWSX and the SNIPER kit are the heat sinks for the most part.
Any of them would work just fine on that note but I would go with a 1600 CAS 8 if I where you. They perform GREAT! so far I'm at 4.7Ghz on my i5 (only had it like 3-4 days too!) and climbing. For what its worth my RAM is a 7.9 WIE:) but if its down to the SNIPER kits. I would go with this one. stay away from the low voltage kits, and I just wouldn't feel right putting some 1333's with an i5.
I used This kit for my build. works perfect. Not a single problem. My mobo was even kind enough to set all the timings and everything correct for this kit.

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So what ram do you reccommend out of the snipers hot hit 5.0Ghz on a 2500k?

Any of them should work just letting you know the low voltage ones won't necessarily help. I would actually go for: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

the slightly better binning would probably help and they are only $10 more.
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I know you're not really planning on OCing them just some info to know before you purchase.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

This one for sure. I bought the 1600 set and stock they run just fine at 1.25v. That reduces a lot of stress on your chip which is beneficial in the long run. Now, if youre going to overclock. I have that set overclocked to 1866 with 1.35v and a slight push on my VCCIO, whereas you can buy their 1866 sniper set, but the voltage is all the way up to 1.5. Your better off getting the 1600 set and getting it to 1866 with much less voltage than the one they sell. I love this set. Its served me right and has never given a problem. Unlike corsair- wow.....Ill never use vengeance ram again after a recent experience. Btw, Im getting around 23gb/s of bandwidth- according to sandra, with my ram at 1866 on this set.

Also, just ponder the stress increase on a processor if you were to take it from say, 1.3v to 1.7v , huge right? Well imagine if you could reduce it by that much- thats how I view the stress towards the IMC. Thats why Im really happy running 1866 at 1.35v compared to 1.65v

EDIT: just read your first post again. For 5ghz youd definitely be putting a lot more stress than necessary on your chip if you went any more than 8gb so thats a must. Also, It would be a bit harsher on the chip to be running overclocked memory at the same time as your 5ghz overclock. Cooling needs to be considered too. I was running push/pull on an h50 for my 4.5ghz overclock and got tired of the noise so I took one of the fans out for the past few weeks. I got the 5ghz bug, threw a few settings on the bios, put my ram back to stock settings, and I got into windows just fine at 5ghz, passed several benches, then commenced to IBT. Thats when temperatures immediately soared to 90 degrees so I cancelled the test. That was with stock ram settings on my 1600 sniper, and since the IMC is on our chips, overclocked memory has affect on what the load temps will be like.

So long story short, if you want 5ghz, youll need to keep your ram at stock to make for the best temps possible, which is why the low-volt stuff looks better and better for the task. You may even be able to downclock the 1.25v 1600mhz set of sniper to 1333 and go to like 1.15 voltage or something. Even at 1333, the memory bandwidth on sandy bridge as still much higher than overclocked memory on any AMD rig. Hope it helped.
Edited by guitarmageddon88 - 1/27/12 at 7:56am
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This only get's more confusing as I read this.
post #19 of 27
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This only get's more confusing as I read this.

i would look at theese as mentioned before G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 8-8-8-24 but thats becuase i have 16Gb of them and love them to death tongue.gif
but seriously have alokk and consider them..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=wiby2gze6pek

or now i think about it... if you want snipers, any 2 x 4GB kit thats rated at 1.35V or 1.5V 1333 or 1600 will be fine.. same for the ripjawsx series smile.gif
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This only get's more confusing as I read this.

It's actually really simple. Do you do HWBot? If yes, get some 7-7-7 DDR3 2133 kit. However in real-world use there's negligible performance gains for anything faster than DDR3 1600, maybe 2% at best. I wouldn't waste a lot of money on high-end RAM considering the negligible performance gains. I mean ok, $10 might be worth it if there was any performance gain - but most likely there wouldn't be. $30 over the Low Voltage Sniper kit.. and then you're getting into the "Should've just got a 2600k and cheap RAM" price range.
 
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