Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT
I see they are $540 on Newegg.ca now!
I bought mine when they were like $335.
Hey, thanks for your post and that link, it's pretty helpful.
They did jump up pretty good. Jacksonn24 was nice guy & sold me half of his quad channel kit when there were none of the c10 kits to be found. They are considerably better than my 2600 c10 gskills.
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
No sweat...I urge you guys to try memtweakit. Just tweaking the secondary and tertiary timings with "stock" primaries makes a WORLD of a difference performance wise.
As for the stability testing I favor IBT and Superpi 32m, Hyperpi 32 is said to be good but I'm normally fine with IBT max memory and superpi 32m when I need to bench with that config.
48hs folding stable after doing an ibt run and cinebench.
Memtweakit is very useful, most of the timings can be changed right in windows to find the best combinations, & see the right timings for boards that show the default timings for 1600Mhz in the bios, while the ram might be 2600mhz with much different timings than shown.
1600Mhz memory was the standard go to kit in x58 days. Sandy bridge was IMC limited so there wasn't much point in getting memory that clocked much past 2133mhz, but ivy likes the speed. I wouldn't recommend memory that couldn't do at least 2133mhz, & it just gets better when faster. Many gamers still say they see little difference, but kinda looking like gaming is about the only thing that doesn't benefit from better memory. There is a thread now that shows good improvement in games with faster memory, it doesn't really improve the FPS, but has some positive impact on the minimum FPS.
Benchmarks still show the biggest difference, if benching, an expensive kit is much more worthwhile.
Not sure which ICs that kit uses, but think it would be hynix. Great for high clocks, doesn't hold tight timings as well as the top bin samsung, still very good memory.
Originally Posted by DaveLT
Team Xtreme Kit is HALF the price though
Hynix vs. samsung, depends how important timings are to the buyer. The 2666 c10 kit probably does 2800 c10, where the hynix 2666 c11would likely need at least c11 to post that speed.Edited by FtW 420 - 3/27/13 at 7:51pm