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So I have the Vengeance sticks now...
Is there any reason for me to bump up to the Dominators and Dominator Platinums other than they look cool. Especially the Platinums.

DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - Is that the right model I am looking for with my sig rig? I'm just triple checking, with my luck, I'll order the wrong thing.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 8
personally i dont think upgrading to the Dominator or Dominator Platinums will give you any real world advantage. i am not sure but maybe they OC better than the vengeance but still i think what you have will suffice.

the Dominator Platinums do look sweet tho smile.gif
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post #3 of 8
No it wont give you any big difference
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post #4 of 8
bumping up to 2400mhz might give you 5-7% in folding, but real life scenario, no real noticeable differences. BTW if going to go for higher OC, check out the Samsung low profile. Have the same 1600 vengeance sticks, but bought samsung to get some more PPD
     
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If I wanted to go to 16GB, is it ok to buy another set of memory that matches the original?

I'm getting mixed answers as to whether I can or not. Corsair claims to hand select sets of 2 and 4 that are optimal for each other.
Is that crazy talk? Seems to me it would be fine.
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post #6 of 8
pretty much if the voltage, timings and freq are the same you shouldnt have any problems. matching voltage is the main spec

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-011965.htm
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

pretty much if the voltage, timings and freq are the same you shouldnt have any problems. matching voltage is the main spec

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-011965.htm

I hate NewEgg. The memory dropped almost half in price since I bought mine. That wasn't even that long ago. Technology. I hate it and love it.

The real question now is should I stick to all red or alternate between black and red. Lol.
I'll have to get a closer look and make sure it will fit.

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hahaha, i wish we had stores like newegg here lol

red black would look awsome IMO smile.gif
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