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Good choice. The XMS sticks usually use low spec modules, can barely clock them any higher than stock.
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Good choice. The XMS sticks usually use low spec modules, can barely clock them any higher than stock.
I've heard mixed reviews about the XMS 3's, guess I got a little lucky as I was able to overclock them to 1600. They were definitely not bad RAM at all. I had actually bought 16GB of the G.Skill tridents as part of a bundle from an OCN user who bought them in February and had to sell his 8320 gaming rig. I bought the mobo an ASRock 990fx extreme9, 8320, and 16GB of RAM. I wound up trading an 8GB set to my brother for some other RAM and traded the 8320 for a 965BE and a 1055T. While I'm out of work I'm building and selling budget gaming rigs on fleabay to make ends meet. So with 2 cpu's I can build 2 rigs and make more than I would have off 1 8320 rig
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post #23 of 32
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I've heard mixed reviews about the XMS 3's, guess I got a little lucky as I was able to overclock them to 1600. They were definitely not bad RAM at all. I had actually bought 16GB of the G.Skill tridents as part of a bundle from an OCN user who bought them in February and had to sell his 8320 gaming rig. I bought the mobo an ASRock 990fx extreme9, 8320, and 16GB of RAM. I wound up trading an 8GB set to my brother for some other RAM and traded the 8320 for a 965BE and a 1055T. While I'm out of work I'm building and selling budget gaming rigs on fleabay to make ends meet. So with 2 cpu's I can build 2 rigs and make more than I would have off 1 8320 rig

I remember when I was putting together my current build, Microcenter had a crazy deal on XMS 3's, I believe it was around $70 AR for 16GB. In the end I didn't choose them because they were 1333 speed, most reviews stated they didn't have much head room, and ran >1.6 volts stock, not 1.5 as advertised. So I went with slightly more expensive 1600's instead. Do you actually manage to swing a decent profit on fleabay? I always thought it wasn't worth the time, gain was too minimal.
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I remember when I was putting together my current build, Microcenter had a crazy deal on XMS 3's, I believe it was around $70 AR for 16GB. In the end I didn't choose them because they were 1333 speed, most reviews stated they didn't have much head room, and ran >1.6 volts stock, not 1.5 as advertised. So I went with slightly more expensive 1600's instead. Do you actually manage to swing a decent profit on fleabay? I always thought it wasn't worth the time, gain was too minimal.
Depends really, I usually make enough to pay a bill and have enough left to get a solid low end rig built and sold, its just that paypal kills me holding the money as long as they do, im still a new seller so its like almost 3 weeks waiting on money to clear
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Good trade off. biggrin.gif
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post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by btupsx View Post

I remember when I was putting together my current build, Microcenter had a crazy deal on XMS 3's, I believe it was around $70 AR for 16GB. In the end I didn't choose them because they were 1333 speed, most reviews stated they didn't have much head room, and ran >1.6 volts stock, not 1.5 as advertised.

The SN on the chips tell more about RAM than the brand.

As a rule of thumb though, XMS3 are terrible clocking RAM. If you get more than 50mhz you're lucky. I can run my 1600 set at 1720 during benchmarks but it's only stable up to 1640.

I can run 1640 @ 8-9-8-22-38 1T but even at 11-11-11-28-42 2T I can't run higher than that stable.

I've got 4x4 though, but 2 sticks shouldn't change anything about XMS3 RAM in general though.
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Yeah Paypal is THE WORST! Good to hear it's worth your while selling there, always thought the margins were too thin.
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post #28 of 32
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Yeah Paypal is THE WORST! Good to hear it's worth your while selling there, always thought the margins were too thin.
Oh don't get me wrong, the margins are THIN, I don't really make much off of them, just enough to keep the boat floating so to speak... rolleyes.gif I seem to have fairly good luck finding great parts here on OCN and make a fairly good deal that makes both parties happy. I spruce em up, light em up, put a little window dressing on them so to speak and so far I've been fairly lucky, I'll start the bidding out kind of low at a great price and PRAY that a lot of ppl see it for what it is, a good solid budget gamer or whatever they want. I also have a nice network of friends who always help and spread the word to their friends and... I pray! biggrin.gif On a brighter note though, I was cleared to return to work today. I have been very lucky in the auctions etc but it's nice knowing there's a paycheck coming at the end of the week for sure! thumb.gif
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Congrats on going back to work. Freelancing is def not always what it's cracked up to be lol
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Should've tried an Ivy Bridge CPU. tongue.gif

But yeah, 2400 on PD is asking a lot. You should be able to get the tridents running at 1866/2133 though. If you don't need the extra capacity give it a shot.

It's more the Motherboard , Ram and owner experience level than the IMC that holds memory frequencies back. Piledrivers are much different than older AMD chips.
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