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I am trying to figure out the best memory to use on my eVGA 790i ultra because so far my Patriot ram is crap and can even finish installing vista.
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Thats because Patriot is crap. I use corsair. OCZ is typically good but has real issues with this board (JEDEC programming on the OCZ ram misreports voltage).

Gskill is also excellent.
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Thats because Patriot is crap. I use corsair. OCZ is typically good but has real issues with this board (JEDEC programming on the OCZ ram misreports voltage).

Gskill is also excellent.
I went through 3 sets of Corsair 2x2gb 12800 ram and each totally sucked. None would pass memtest under stock (8-8-8-20 1.9v) conditions.

Quite possibly, TiferDirect received a bad batch of product.

Bought 4x1gb Patriot pc15000 sticks and they work flawlessly!!

So in most cases, it's the luck of the draw..
Edited by nuclearjock - 6/2/08 at 4:01pm
    
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I'm getting a 790i Ultra soonish, just wondered if there are any issues with Corsair Dominators DDR3 1800 7-7-7-20?
 
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Originally Posted by nuclearjock View Post
I went through 3 sets of Corsair 2x2gb 12800 ram and each totally sucked. None would pass memtest under stock (8-8-8-20 1.9v) conditions.

Quite possibly, TiferDirect received a bad batch of product.

Bought 4x1gb Patriot pc15000 sticks and they work flawlessly!!

So in most cases, it's the lick of the draw..
and there will be people who have their ram at 2.6v and expect it to last forever.
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and there will be people who have their ram at 2.6v and expect it to last forever.
These didn't even make it out of the box..

The first thing I do when I commission new memory is to make sure it completes at least 5 passes with memtest at stock settings..

The Corsair sticks were never able to do that.

I purposely undervolt my ram to prolong its life..

Currently my Patriots are at 8-7-6-15 1T @1.76v and they haven't missed a beat for ~2 months.
    
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I'm getting a 790i Ultra soonish, just wondered if there are any issues with Corsair Dominators DDR3 1800 7-7-7-20?
I had terrible luck with these.

But again, they may have been a bad batch or previous returns for that matter.

I'm currently running 4 of these and I'm very happy with them.

And the 2x2 vs 4x1 doesn't phase me in the least.

I oc'd 2x1, replaced with the second 2x1, and they performed equally as well. I then installed all four and they passed memtest at the same settings...

Ram compatability is somewhat board specific, so decide which board you're getting first, then check the forums.
    
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