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post #1 of 10
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I currently have 32GB of Kingston 1333 ram, but just received a 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9)

Was wondering if you could answer two things:

1. While the Corsair is 1600 vs. the 1333 Kingston I am using, will I actually notice any difference?

2. My MB has 8 slots, so it could technically hold both sets - will they work together?
Edited by vonalka - 2/6/12 at 12:31pm
post #2 of 10
I would go with the corsair personally

16gb is more than enough for anything and you will get a small boost in performance from 1333 to 1600 and also will give you some overclock headroom
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IMO, Corsair is much better than Kingston. I've seen reviews for both (RAM wise) and typically Corsair has better reviews and feedback. I myself have all Corsair RAM and it works great. I'd highly recommend it.
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I also agree with staying with Corsair, not only is it faster in speed (not that it makes a difference), but they have good reputation with their Customer Service and their product reliability/overclockability. If you don't need your Kingston RAM, just try selling it. thumb.gif
    
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Thanks for the feedback - any chance I can get them to both work?
post #6 of 10
kingston make the most reliable ram there is, end of.

corsair have a better rep as they have been targeting the higher end for years but dont let that make you think they are better, i have used both and corsair sticks have caused more headaches than kingston ones every have.
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Thanks for the feedback - any chance I can get them to both work?

Both should be able to work together, but you may have to downclock the Corsairs or overclock the Kingstons.
    
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I recently brought some Kingston memory and i cannot fault it. I have used Corsair they are also a very good brand. Depending on the motherboard, keeping within the same CAS latency is recommended. On mine i have to install in pairs, not mix and match.
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post #9 of 10
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I have since received four 4GB Kingston sticks that were that same type as my four 8's. Been running 48GB all Kingston for over a month now and everything has been working great. Makes working with large files a breeze
post #10 of 10
Ive read countless reviews on both memory modules and time and time again people who know what the hell their talking about knows kingston is one of the most reliable and stable ram out there plus corsairs ram stats it has a xtreme overclocking capabilities the thing is even though your considering the 1600 the kingston can overclock faster than the corsair the corsairs ram does not overclock at all check reviews before u buy and u will know corsairs ram is ok but even if not overclocking kingston is better trust me but if overclocking kingston will actually hold up and be truthful to what their product says it can do corsairs dont ,
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