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I've been getting more involved in HWbot, but my current bottleneck is the fact that I don't have any respectable RAM kits. I don't currently own any cpu's that can do more than 2133MHz, so I just need a kit that will get extremely tight timings at that speed. I've also been looking into finally getting a test bench, but need suggestions. It would be primarily for running DICE setups, and possibly LN2 in the future.

My budget for both is $200, but I'm okay with going up to $250 if it would help.

I like this kit, but I'm not sure if it will give me the timings I'd like.

Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
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Out of the stuff you can still get new, 2400C9 TridentX are the best price/performance choice.

However, if your target is DDR3-2133 with lowest possible timings then the best choice would be a used 2x2Gb set based on Elpida Hyper. But, Hypers don't work too well at higher frequencies so Elpida BBSE or PSC X-series based (used) memory can be a better overall choice.
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Out of the stuff you can still get new, 2400C9 TridentX are the best price/performance choice.

However, if your target is DDR3-2133 with lowest possible timings then the best choice would be a used 2x2Gb set based on Elpida Hyper. But, Hypers don't work too well at higher frequencies so Elpida BBSE or PSC X-series based (used) memory can be a better overall choice.

I'll see if I can find some Hypers, thanks! Rep for you thumb.gif
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Can anyone confirm that these Dominator GT's use the Hyper IC's? Regardless, would I likely get better 2133 timings out of them than the Trident X kit?

Also, I still need test bench suggestions biggrin.gif
Edited by Mr357 - 7/29/13 at 12:04pm
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Elpida MGH-E and MNH-E Hypers are 1Gbit (128Mb per IC, 1Gb per "side") density ICs so you won't see any 4Gb modules using those.
These days Hypers can only be found on used items.

Both 2133C9 1.5V Corsair and 2400C9 TridentX should be based on the same Samsung revision D chips.
At DDR3-2133, the lowest possible timings will roughly be the same - 8-10-10-x (may be 8-10-9-x if you're REALLY lucky), but G.Skill should normally need less voltage due to 2400C9 1.65 being a slightly higher bin.
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For what it's worth, I've been running 2x4gb of the Samsung 1600 RAM for the past year at 2133 and 9-10-10-27-1T at 1.5v with absolutely no issues. I've heard of others going even faster/lower, but I never tried to push my luck past this point. Probably pretty hard to find though.
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For what it's worth, I've been running 2x4gb of the Samsung 1600 RAM for the past year at 2133 and 9-10-10-27-1T at 1.5v with absolutely no issues. I've heard of others going even faster/lower, but I never tried to push my luck past this point. Probably pretty hard to find though.

That's what I'm using now, except at 1.5V I've only got mine timed in at 10-11-10-30 1T. For how cheap they were when they were still sold the Samsung DIMM's are great, but I want to set some records, so they're just not cutting it.
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