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Hey guys. I'm pretty clueless about RAM and have a pretty simple question.

With an overclock would these two sets of RAM be pretty much the same exact thing?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...kim1043X499650

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314


I'm planning a Sandy Bridge build next month and am not convinced the 2000mhz RAM will be available in 4GB sticks for under $300 lol... All I really do is game and watch movies and don't do any encoding or anything like that..

If I get the first set of RAM I linked I can save $20 getting 16GB. Are RAM like CPU speeds like the i7 960 was basically the same thing as the i7 950 just more expensive for a small jump in speed which could be negated with an overclock.
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Are you going to be overclocking? High speed ram means higher overclocks.
    
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Yes I plan on it. But preliminary overclocks on the 2500k have shown they can get over 5ghz with 1600mhz RAM
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I don't see how they can be virtually identical when one is guaranteed to hit 1333 at 9-9-9 and the other is rated for 1600 at 9-9-9.

With an OC the 1333 set would be the same as the 1600 set if you OC'd it to 1600. However, the 1600 set would probably OC better than the 1333 set.
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post #5 of 14
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I don't see how they can be virtually identical when one is guaranteed to hit 1333 at 9-9-9 and the other is rated for 1600 at 9-9-9.

With an OC the 1333 set would be the same as the 1600 set if you OC'd it to 1600. However, the 1600 set would probably OC better than the 1333 set.
I'm under the assumption that a 1333 is just an under powered 1600.. So in my mind if you overclock it to 1600, they would be both on equal footing and would probably need a voltage bump to go any higher.

Although I'm probably wrong, that's why I'm here.
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No it's not an underpowered. It's clocked at that. They are not the same. I honestly can't explain it any better than that. Maybe someone will help put it into a better perspective
    
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post #7 of 14
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So should i go with the 1600mhz? Does anybody know if Sandy Bridge will support 2000mhz+ RAM?

There I did a newegg search of 4GB or higher 2000+ sticks and it came up with 9 total lol... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231407 one of em.


If I get two sets, that's $160 more than the 1600mhz. I just don't know if that price difference is worth it.
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post #8 of 14
the 1600mhz is the same price.

Why not get the better binned ram?
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post #9 of 14
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the 1600mhz is the same price.

Why not get the better binned ram?
The 1333 is actually $10 cheaper per set, theres a promo code to add. So I'd save $20 for two.
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if you can I'd wait for sandy bridge to come out before ordering
    
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