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So i wondered if buying 3x 1x4GB of Radioactive sticks with same timing and all have any benefit over 3x4gbthe blackline?

btw buying 3 single kits will work in triple channel right?
or will i have some hardware coded problems?
Edited by runeazn - 3/1/12 at 11:45am
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the radioactive sticks looks cooler.
and no, you won't have any problems running 3 x 1x4gb sticks
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i thought something was programmed differently in a triple and single kit?
i can get dominators for 20$ more with tighter timings 8-8-8-24
instead of mushkin 9-9-9-24

btw how much faster are those tighter timings?
Edited by runeazn - 3/2/12 at 8:49am
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no programming on ram.
Anandtech have a very good article on DDR3 on LGA 1366, I suggest you read it.
IMO, not worth it. unless you just buy the dominators for looks.
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yeah the mushkin are 65 euro and the dominators are 90 euro oh wait they are even 25 euro more expensive O_+
but is it worth the 1-1-1 tighter timings?

so my choices are
dominators with 8-8-8-24 90 euro
and mushkin's radioactive/blackline with 9-9-9-24 65 euro
and vengeance with 9-9-9-24 also 65 euro

do you know by chance which has better IC's?
between the vengenace and mushkin
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Originally Posted by runeazn View Post

yeah the mushkin are 65 euro and the dominators are 90 euro oh wait they are even 25 euro more expensive O_+
but is it worth the 1-1-1 tighter timings?

Not at all, the difference is 99% non-existent in real world usage. I'm sure you know ram was a big deal when overclocking was actually linked to CPU speed cooperating with the ram with not as much overhead and flexibility as we have today. I personally find the radioactive Mushkin ram awesome, but it didn't fit with my build. If you are a fan of the STALKER game series then I'd hop right on it as the only difference is the spreader color.

EDIT* The Corsair dominators are definitely not worth the premium you'd pay. Only a blatant fanboy would cough up all that extra dough for those sticks as they add absolutely nothing to performance and often hinder the installation of many CPU coolers. Ram is a cool component to begin with, even the most basic heat spreader will do.
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post #7 of 12
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hmm im a mushkin lover myself but the biggest fanboy i am of is PERFORMANCE. haha
i dont know if it fits in my build as my mobo is dark blue : Asus

that narrows it down to
Vengeance or Radioactive/blackling same timings same prices
but which has superior IC;s somebody knows?
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^When I was in the same situation I consulted Mushkin and they essentially said that the difference is just aesthetic. Go with the radioactive, looks unique and pops out at you biggrin.gif

The performance difference between the Corsair Ven and Mushkin is negligible too. Go with whatever you prefer in all honesty.
    
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I have Blacklines myself, and I love them, but they don't do too well if you try to tighten the timings. IMO the Vengence ram looks worse than Blackline, and the Blacklines don't stick up a lot with the heatspreader, it's pretty low profile. Not sure how the Radioactive ram holds up, but I would go for Blackline.

To respond to duhasttas, if it's purely aesthetic, go for the ram that will match your build best. I have a black nickel plated cpu cooler, with a black motherboard, and a black GTS 450, with a black powdercoated case, and blue LED lighting. I wouldn't want a bright yellow heatspreader on my ram with the color scheme I've got going.
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lol i've got no color scheme
i got a copper water block a black rad and a blue mobo and red/black video cards
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