Originally Posted by de Cossatot
So one is a low profile and the other is not? Do the ridge back cool any better being a bit bigger? Right now I got aoms 1600Mhz in my sig rig but looking for a new pair for my i5-760 build. Got it clocked at 4.15Ghz already and I think I can push it a bit more if I wasn't using old RAM that uses 1.7V
The Frostbytes are 1/4 inch shorter than the Ridgebacks, sometimes that is all the difference you need.
The Ridgebacks cool a little better because of their extra mass and the cooling fins.
Originally Posted by sweffymo
Hey, Sean. I am going to be buying some Blackline 1600 for a DFI LanParty DK 790FXB-M3H5. Is there any reason why I would want the 1.35v CL7 kit
instead of the 1.65v CL7 kit
? Will it overclock any better? Does it have better-binned RAM chips in it? Will it run OK if I decide to put it at 1.65v?
Basically, I just want to know if it's worth the extra $15 for the LV kit... Thanks!
(Yes, I am kind of a RAM noob)
The 996825 (1.35V) kit should overclock better, at the very least you should get tighter timings compared to the 996782 kit.
Generally they will do CL6 @ 1600+ at 1.65V, which is within warranty for the 996825 kit.