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I need to order some new ram.

Looking at G.Skill PIs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231351

or G.Skill Ripjaws
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303

Please help me OCN AMD memory GURUs!

I don't mind spending the extra 20...but is it worth it?

I am overclocking the sig rig @ 4 ghz. Would like to try for 4.1 or 4.2 with tighter memroy timings than my Mushkin 1333 blacklines willl allow.

Thanks!

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Im tryin to make the same decision. also in my feild is the mushkin redlines and corsair dominator gt. what to do... what to do...
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The Ripjaws should reach the same 6-8-6 timings for $20 less. I doubt the PI goes any further, they both use the same PSC IC's anyway. Go with the Ripjaws.
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look above users comment go with ripjaws in that case.

but tbh, if you really want to overclock alot i would pick ram of 2000mhz+

when i exchanged ram from 1600mhz to 2133mhz ones i found that overclocking was alot easier [more multipliers and settings able to use with high speed ram]
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I pulled the trigger on the ripjaws and ordered stuff to add ram sinks and vrm cooling to my Palit Sonic Platinum GTX 460.

Let's hope it pays off!
    
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I always see people say g.skill is bad with amd i always wonder if its true because im doing first build ans have not thought of using them just based on those coments. I like the ram u picked tho.
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I have the Pi's they're really good. although you already bought the ripjaws.

They're also good too
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I always see people say g.skill is bad with amd i always wonder if its true because im doing first build ans have not thought of using them just based on those coments. I like the ram u picked tho.
I've never heard that... those ripjaw 1600 modules are some of the most popular with the amd crowd on this forum. I haven't had any problems with mine
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i got them 1600mhz ripjaws with my i7 and they don't overclock very well, but the timmings do tighten good. at 1600mgz i was able to get 7-8-7-24 1T stable. i hear the PI's mabe able to get higher mhz, but a few mhz aint worth $20 imho because it makes little or no difference in games or rl apps
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If I can get 6-8-6-24 out of the ripjaws @ 1600, I will be a happy boy.

I am current at 8-8-8-20 with my 1333 BL Mushkins @ 1526.
    
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