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Can't deny that it'll be the fastest 6GB DDR3 kit at that voltage, but whenever Corsair gets the upper hand in performance, they tend to charge 3-4x more. For $500, I'll stick with the 12GB DDR3-1600 Dominator.

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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
pretty much. There was no point in restricting themselves to 1.65v before unless someone really wanted some low voltage ram. Now the high binned rams slowly come out, we got fast ram w/ low timings and low voltage as well.
There's no point? Intel suggested that due to the built-in memory controller on the i7, anything higher than 1.65V on the DIMMs would damage the CPU itself.
Edited by NuclearCrap - 12/17/08 at 6:57am
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post #42 of 84
The old Dominators look better imo. Hopefully these will drive the old ones prices down, then I wouldn't mind picking those up.
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post #43 of 84
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How the heck did memory makers go from producing 4GB kits running at 2GHz w/2.0v all the way to 1.65v, with better timings? Were they just lazy before?
It's called progress(ing).
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It's called progress(ing).
Well yeah I would have to agree, but I think part of it would have to be laziness as well. This new dominator kit is ridiculously awesome though...I got my Patriot kit because it was the only one in stock on the day of release for the core i7. Oh well, it matches my motherboard haha
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i want 6 of these babies @_@
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post #46 of 84
There has been proof that anything above DDR3-1600 is a waste of money. Its best to get good budget ram and 6gigs of it. It has been shown that there is improvement from 3 to 6 gigs of ram. I can't imagine needing more tho lol. Hell you could turn off page filing at 6 and still be fine.
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There has been proof that anything above DDR3-1600 is a waste of money. Its best to get good budget ram and 6gigs of it. It has been shown that there is improvement from 3 to 6 gigs of ram. I can't imagine needing more tho lol. Hell you could turn off page filing at 6 and still be fine.
i've turned it off at 4 and never had a problem
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Can't deny that it'll be the fastest 6GB DDR3 kit at that voltage, but whenever Corsair gets the upper hand in performance, they tend to charge 3-4x more. For $500, I'll stick with the 12GB DDR3-1600 Dominator.



There's no point? Intel suggested that due to the built-in memory controller on the i7, anything higher than 1.65V on the DIMMs would damage the CPU itself.
For $500, 6GB of DDR3, even at 1600MHz, is not enough.
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Has anyone who turned off page filing noticed any differnce? Is it something one would recommend doing? One OCNer to another
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Has anyone who turned off page filing noticed any differnce? Is it something one would recommend doing? One OCNer to another
When I was using 4GB, I totally disabled it. It never had to access the hard drive to compensate for running low on memory. Seriously, if you find yourself "running low on memory" on 4GB and need the HD to compensate for you, then it looks like you need to upgrade to 6-8GB, because the paging file should primarily be used as a last resort. Opinions will vary though, like someone might point out that running Crysis is why you should keep it enabled, but Crysis never really went passed 80% of total resources for me. Also, if you have a bunch of unnecessary crap running in the background, and you start gaming, yeah... I can see why one would find the paging file handy.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 12/17/08 at 11:45am
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