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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231560&AID=10657534&PID=3938566&SID=&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA

I found this deal. Which is pretty good. This is also low profile ram which I need!

Currently I have a single 4GB stick of Corsair vengeance LP ram at 1600 CAS 9. So RAM is pretty necessary at the moment.

Wondering the the 2 could possible be compatible. And if anyone knows which one is better ram, even if the difference is only marginal, i'm still curious.

If they're not compatible, I'll still probably get this.
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It won't be, it will run in only single channel if you mix them together. Besides the vengeance won't 1866 anyway.
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It won't be, it will run in only single channel if you mix them together. Besides the vengeance won't 1866 anyway.

Phooey. I mean I was expecting them not too. Is it possible to run the Gskill at 1600 CAS 9 instead of 1866 CAS 10?

And hrmm...wondering if I should buy this or sweat it out for a good deal on Corsair LP RAM
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Phooey. I mean I was expecting them not too. Is it possible to run the Gskill at 1600 CAS 9 instead of 1866 CAS 10?

And hrmm...wondering if I should buy this or sweat it out for a good deal on Corsair LP RAM
1866@C10 is always better than 1600C9 Sure it will do 1600C9 no problem but 1866@C10 is better. Lower CAS latency doesn't mean it's better
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1866@C10 is always better than 1600C9 Sure it will do 1600C9 no problem but 1866@C10 is better. Lower CAS latency doesn't mean it's better

Okay, cool. Thanks Dave smile.gif

I guess i'll pick this up and hawk the old 4GB stick on Kijiji or something.
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OR turn it into a RAM drive!
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OR turn it into a RAM drive!
It will still force your board to run in single channel ... just hawk it somewhere
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Why not go with one of this kit instead?: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148740

It's a little more money but it has tighter timings. 9-9-9 compaired to 10-11-10.
Edited by xxpenguinxx - 12/2/13 at 12:22pm
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post #9 of 9
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Why not go with one of this kit instead?: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148740

It's a little more money but it has tighter timings. 9-9-9 compaired to 10-11-10.

Not available. See similar items below...is what I got. But i am 7 hours late to reading this.

Mine was 20 bucks cheaper at least. I already placed the order. I'm sure it will be fine ram. (:
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