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I was offered a great price on a 16 GB G Skill TridentX 2400 HMz kit kit form my computer shop i wanna say yes to it but i have 2 questions
How is G Skill as company i have never owed G Skill produkt before how good are they do their RAM break alot?
And last if i buy this RAM kit will it even work on my Asus Rampage IV Extreme it does support 2400 MHz RAM but the TridentX in not on the official RAM list
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G-SKill are awesome, and they are very reliable.

I have the 32GB 2400Mhz set on my X79, but i run them @ 2133 since i get BSODS @ 2400, which isn't surprising since they are designed for the Z77 platform. They are a fantastic kit, but unless you wanna try tweaking things in the Bios like crazy to get them to operate stable @ 2400Mhz on X79 or have a decent IMC on the CPU don't bother.

Get something else mate and save yourself the headache. Corsair Dominator Platinums is my advice for X79 and i would stick to 2133 speeds since SB-E doesn't like speeds above that unless your fortunate with the IMC like i said.

I'm likely going to sell my set soon since they are waste on X79.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 10/22/12 at 4:34pm
 
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I thought they only retailed in 2x4GB pairs?
Anyway, I've used G. Skill in three separate rigs and they all hold wonderfully. As far as OC'ing them goes, I haven't too much experience with that, although I wouldn't imagine you would care about overclocking a 2400 Mhz kit rolleyes.gif

Under the specifications on the Asus site, it seems that your Rampage IV Extreme will handle the memory just fine, but I can't vouch for anything past 2400 Mhz, and I don't think Asus can either. As for "official RAM lists", those are just lists that the company has tested with that specific motherboard.
If it's a good deal like you're saying, I'd get it. Keep in mind you can get a 8GB kit for $70 from newegg, but I'm not sure of the situation over in Denmark (which I visited in August, beautiful country biggrin.gif).
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That is a perfect kit if you are overclocking. 16GB of DDR3-2400 will produce great result, hopefully your i7-3820 can support it. You may need to raise VCCSA Voltage.

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Think i will just get the 16 GB G Skill TridentX 2133 MHz kit
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

G-SKill are awesome, and they are very reliable.
I have the 32GB 2400Mhz set on my X79, but i run them @ 2133 since i get BSODS @ 2400, which isn't surprising since they are designed for the Z77 platform. They are a fantastic kit, but unless you wanna try tweaking things in the Bios like crazy to get them to operate stable @ 2400Mhz on X79 or have a decent IMC on the CPU don't bother.
Get something else mate and save yourself the headache. Corsair Dominator Platinums is my advice for X79 and i would stick to 2133 speeds since SB-E doesn't like speeds above that unless your fortunate with the IMC like i said.
I'm likely going to sell my set soon since they are waste on X79.

Yep, learnt this the hard way. Good thing my guy at NCIX was nice enough to let me return them even though there was nothing wrong with them. I should of known Sandy couldnt handle 2400. I thought the sticks were defective til I got them to run at rated speed on my buddies Ivy rig.

They're great ram as long as you're running it on Z77 or like you said, tweak the hell out of them and hope you have a good IMC.
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post #8 of 9
A word of advice, you might want to update to a newer bios if you haven't tried that already.

I have 4x4GB of the 2400mhz Tridents running in a R4E and they were completely unstable until I flashed to a new bios version.
post #9 of 9
Stability of memory at high clocks largely depends on the capabilities of the IMC. I'm not sure whether every single i7-3820 out there will run 16Gb at 1200MHz, so if the 1066MHz option is significantly cheaper - I would buy that instead.

As for G.Skill - I can only say positive things about their service.
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