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post #1 of 8
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it comes down to these two options, which to choose:

1. Ripjaws X 2x8GB 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL)

2. Ripjaws X 2x4GB 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
the difference is about 18$ (don't offer me other options from newegg or similar, because i don't live in the US and these are pretty much the only options, in red that is)


my problem is that as much as i wan't the 2x8 kit, they are at 1333mhz and i do not know how well these DIMMs overclock. Can anyone comment on that? (with XMP)
or should i just settle with the safe 2x4 kit, which should overclock nicely or at least start with a decent 1600mhz speed.


i'll be using a 3570k on an ASUS Maximus V Formula. (the website states that these both kits are qualified for this MB and with use of XMP)





Help is very Appreciated.
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Do you need 16Gb of ram? The difference between 1,333mhz and 1,600mhz is daily usage isn't very different. I have the bottom set of ram but the 2 x 2Gb kit. It will hit 2,133mhz with a little looser timings and a tad more voltage to the kit. But I can't really say what that kit will do there. If you think you need the 16GB of ram get the first one. As for $18 more dollars you get another 8GB of ram. Thanks
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post

Do you need 16Gb of ram? The difference between 1,333mhz and 1,600mhz is daily usage isn't very different. I have the bottom set of ram but the 2 x 2Gb kit. It will hit 2,133mhz with a little looser timings and a tad more voltage to the kit. But I can't really say what that kit will do there. If you think you need the 16GB of ram get the first one. As for $18 more dollars you get another 8GB of ram. Thanks

i don't really need 16 G of ram, its just nice to have. (like a PSU that will have enough for future expansions/changes)

i just wonder if the 1333mhz will overclock to at least 1600mhz if it OC's at all, if not than ill go on the 8G.
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post #4 of 8
Most G.Skill I used overclocks decent. Just grab the 16Gb and be happy. You seem to be on that road now. As I mean for $18 more why not get 8GB more.

What speed are you trying to get out the ram. An d why are you determined to overclock the ram for? I'm guessing you are doing HWBOT runs maybe?Thanks
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Personally i'd jump on the 1600 or an 1866 set, even though IB is made for faster memory anything beyond 1866 is pretty much pointless unless your a benchmark junkie. And even then.....it's tiny.
 
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post

Most G.Skill I used overclocks decent. Just grab the 16Gb and be happy. You seem to be on that road now. As I mean for $18 more why not get 8GB more.
What speed are you trying to get out the ram. An d why are you determined to overclock the ram for? I'm guessing you are doing HWBOT runs maybe?Thanks

tbh, i just want to get them to 1600mhz so i'll be like most of OCN's "Cool kids" biggrin.gif (and if i'll able to do more i'll try)

you are forgetting its OCN, if you can overclock something you HAVE TO!!!



is there anyone with experience with these specific DIMMs ?
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post #7 of 8
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bump.

Please, if there is anyone who has experience on the Ripjaws X 2x8GB 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 kit please comment. (or any idea if they'll overclock)


btw, if anyone can find a pic of the g.skill sniper on a red ASUS MB from top down view it will be appreciated! (considering on maybe going on these, they are low voltage... any input?)
Edited by RKTGX95 - 7/22/12 at 11:34pm
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post #8 of 8
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Bump again. (i don't enjoy doing these bumps)

Can anyone answer the questions of the above post please? (especially the OC ability of the 2x 8GB kit)
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