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Better ram choice?

Poll Results: Better choice?

 
  • 37% (3)
    Crucial 1600 1.35v
  • 50% (4)
    G. Skill 1866 1.5v
  • 12% (1)
    other
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Which of these two sets of ram would be the better choice? I like that the Crucial is 1.35v, but would it be possible to undervolt the G. Skill and get the same performance at a lower voltage? I don't plan on overclocking much, I just want the best performance at the lowest energy usage.

Crucial Ballistix Tactical low profile, 1600, 8-8-8-24, 1.35v: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148656

G. Skill F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM, 1866, 8-9-9-24, 1.5v: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
Edited by JBS12 - 3/17/14 at 1:42am
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post #2 of 4
1333 --> 1600 is difference in performance

1600 --> 1866 is still difference, yet very little

1866 and above is no difference at all


I'm talking GAMING wise here.


So go for the cheapest one.


As for power consumption... I don't think lower voltage RAM will use much less power than higher voltage RAM (it does, but I don't even think it's measurable)
   
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post #3 of 4
if we are going purely on the 2 kits you have speced, then the second one...

i voted on the wrong one sorry... i dont know how to change my vote
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post #4 of 4
My vote is whatever is cheaper! And looks nicer!

The difference in gaming is almost negligible!
Here's a great video explaining:
http://youtu.be/dWgzA2C61z4


I really like gskill because of their awesome warranty, I haven't dealt with anyone else, but I got a 4gb kit used off Craigslist that turned out to be dead, and I got them replaced in RMA and it was no hassle!
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