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I currently have 4GB (2x2) RAM in my sig rig. Unfortunately, my video editing and image processing are pushing me over 4GB now. I thought I might as well replace my current RAM with 16GB (4x4). I understand that anything over 1600MHz isn't really noticeable in gaming, but I'm thinking it could help the video and photo processing. Also, I run Folding@home on this system and faster RAM produces more PPD. What do you think?

Anyway, is Team RAM any good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313240

It seems better than similar priced G.Skill based on specs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231503

Or is there something else I should be looking at around the $140 mark or below? Thanks!
post #2 of 10
I have a team ssd in my old thinkpad
it's not too bad

but the gskill ram has better timings
I'd go for it out of the two
Edited by head-fi-nut - 5/29/12 at 12:32pm
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So I suppose you like Mushkin and you think 2133MHz is overkill then? Actually the Team I linked has better specs because it is able to achieve nearly the same timings as the G.Skill with less volts. At the same voltage, the Team would likely have better timings.
post #5 of 10
TEAM Group memory modules are one of the most famous overclocking RAM..

In your case TEAM memory modules are better than G-Skill as TEAM works at 1.5V while G-Skill is 1.65V rated memory..

That means theoretically TEAM should OC better as they are lower voltage modules..

That G-Skill is not anything but average, even my cheap entry level HyperX 1600MHz 4GB, 1.65V 9-9-9-27 modules do 2133MHz at 1.65V with timings 10-11-10-30, Command rate =1T ..


CHEERS..
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So I suppose you like Mushkin and you think 2133MHz is overkill then? Actually the Team I linked has better specs because it is able to achieve nearly the same timings as the G.Skill with less volts. At the same voltage, th
Team would likely have better timings.

yes I do like the redline kits

I like better timing vs high speed
that and redline kit oc like nuts
I had an 800mhz ddr2 kit go all the way up to 1280mhz with hardly any volt bump

I'd say they to kits you links are all most the same
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post #7 of 10
TEAM is good stuff. I'd highly reccomend.

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post #8 of 10
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That's pretty sweet! I'll give TEAM a try. Thanks everyone.
post #9 of 10
Man I wish I read this review... I was going to buy Team memory (8gig) 1066(? forgot) but was put off because the packaging was so cheap looking,
It literally looked like it something you find at the $1 store. No heat sinks, not flash looking at all... its like looking at a geo metro POS car. oh hum.
If they are so great, they really need to update their packaging a little bit.

I bought Transcend ( my only other choice at the time)... because the price difference for other known brands was still high.
This was in Taiwan, btw where they build the stuff right here.

live and learn.
post #10 of 10
I have limited experience with TEAM, but the statement that G.Skill is bad is simply not anywhere close to the truth. Across 23 different kits of my own as well as another 30 or more belonging to friends, I have yet to see a single kit not overclock AT LEAST one step up, and most will do 533Mhz or more above their rated speeds. The Ripjaws Z and Trident X in particular are some of the best memory you can get, for anything except LN2 which I don't use and cannot speak to. However, the fact that Trident X currently holds the world record for frequency, using an off the shelf kit nonetheless, speaks to the flexibility of the memory.
The key is to not buy their "meh" kits, such as the 2400 10-12-12, and get the vastly better ones with the tighter timings, such as the 2400 9-11-11 kit. The Ripjaws Z DDR3-2133 9-11-10-28 4x4GB kit I use with my X79 rig is actually held back by the IMC in my 3930K. It will run 2486 9-11-11-30 1T with the 3930K, but stick it into the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 with a delidded 3770K @ 5.1Ghz and it will run 2744 10-13-12-32 1T with room to go higher.
Every single kit of Trident X and Ripjaws Z I've had or used has beaten not only the equivalent Dominator Platinum kit, but also the one step up Dom Plat kits, as the Dominator Platinum simply don't overclock hardly at all while the G.Skill beg for higher frequencies and tighter timings.

That said, I have also used a lot of Mushkin memory, and excluding one bad apple, it's been almost as good. Back in the DDR2 days, Mushkin was my go-to for blazing fast and extremely stable memory. I still regret getting rid of the Redline Ridgeback DDR2-1066 kit I had, as it would run DDR2-1280 5-6-5 no problem.
   
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