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Originally Posted by Reefa_Madness View Post

Those Snipers are a good choice, however, a little later today (at 10 AM Pacific time) these Snipers go on sale for $50 per 2x4GB kit. While slightly more per kit than those you linked (which now happen to be OOS), lately they have been shipping with Samsung HCH9 ICs which usually have some additional overclocking headroom therefore you just might be able to get yourself some DDR3-2400 capable ram at discounted DDR3-2133 prices.

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231518

Thanks much for the headsup. I went ahead and ordered two of those as well with the intention to rma the other set I bought. Better performance (potentially atleast) for just a few dollars more and still within a very attractive price range sounds like a great option. Hopefully I ordered in time to get it shipped today with the first order.
post #12 of 16
If you have intentions to OC, it is always best to purchase a single kit of RAM that has already been tested and guaranteed at the rated specifications. When you purchase two 8GB kits, although a great deal for the price, only each kit is guaranteed for DDR3-1866. With both kits in the system, some issues may arise such as not being able to reach the rated specs, needing to drop frequency to DDR3-1600, so on. I know you already got them, but I'm just saying for future reference since it can make quite a difference when wanting maximum performance.

Cheers
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

yeah, but it takes more volts. Another point to make is that anything above 1.5v is not going to play so nicely in the sand box with socket 1155 mobos and CPUs
if i read one more idiot saying 1.65v ram is going to hurt a sandy or ivy bridge cpu, i might scream.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by zeropluszero View Post

if i read one more idiot saying 1.65v ram is going to hurt a sandy or ivy bridge cpu, i might scream.

seriously right? DDR3 has been out forever, Intel has been saying "1.50V MAX" since then.. and performance enthusiasts have been using 1.65V since then.. yet even experienced builders still want to say 1.65V is "dangerous!".

Please everybody, if you want 1.50V, or if you want to follow Intel specifications, stick to DDR3-1333 CL9 or DDR3-1600 CL11. This is the current standard which falls in the 1.50V guideline.

If you want real performance, above standard, 1.50V+ up to 1.65V is perfectly fine for ALL CPUs on the market.

For extreme overclockers and benchmarkers, 1.65V+ is used all the time so the limits are well known. But this is only for real expert level users! thumb.gif

Cheers!
post #15 of 16
I have gone as high as 1.895v on SB-E and 1.925v on IVB with no ill effects. I run 1.65-1.675 24/7, and it's perfectly safe.
   
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by timisyourfriend View Post

seriously right? DDR3 has been out forever, Intel has been saying "1.50V MAX" since then.. and performance enthusiasts have been using 1.65V since then.. yet even experienced builders still want to say 1.65V is "dangerous!".

Please everybody, if you want 1.50V, or if you want to follow Intel specifications, stick to DDR3-1333 CL9 or DDR3-1600 CL11. This is the current standard which falls in the 1.50V guideline.

If you want real performance, above standard, 1.50V+ up to 1.65V is perfectly fine for ALL CPUs on the market.

For extreme overclockers and benchmarkers, 1.65V+ is used all the time so the limits are well known. But this is only for real expert level users! thumb.gif

Cheers!
who the hell listens to what intel says is the max. i dont test under 1.88vdimm.
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