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post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone......
I have been quite happy with my system up until know, but my ram bothers me a little as its a kingstone value ram kit and not quite on the same level as the rest of my hardware !
Yesterday, I came upon a good deal on a 4GB Dual Channel kit ( ADATA XPG Gaming Series V2.0 DDR3 2000G) in a local store. I can sell my value kit and get it and pay only 60$ extra. Here I need you feed back guys.
http://www.adata.com.tw/index.php?ac...&cid=5&piid=90

My mobo supports a maximum of 1666mhz speed of ram. I can get that 2000mhz kit and downlclock it to 1600 and probably get a CL6 timing out of it ! this kit overlocks well too and reached 2200 on 1.68v, so quite future proof as well if I ever go intel !

Now,Is the kit worth buying ? will I see any performance gain from 1333 7-8-8-24 to 1600 CL6 ?? please consider future proofing as well !

I know its not that much of hard decision, but Im too stingy when it comes to spending and want my money not to go to waste and I always appreciate others' suggestions !


THX in advance
post #2 of 8
The only performance gain will see is when you boot the system. Everthing will see about the same. A-DATA is good ram.
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post #3 of 8
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Guess I'm gonna swallow my desire of buying some fancy looking rams. I'm letting my fascination of cool looking rams get the better of me, while there is no performance gain in reality ^^

Guess I'll save up for a SSD ^-^! Gotta endure
post #4 of 8
Of course it can reach 2200Mhz, it's got PSC IC's wihch are good for getting high speed. These use PSC IC's similar to or even the same as G.Skill ECO or Ripjaws 7-8-7. If you find those, they will more guaranteed get to 6-8-6 or 6-7-6.

As said, memory performance gains are usually for OS and application boot time.
post #5 of 8
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Now my deal even got better...... I'm selling my knigstone value rams for a really good price as the guys is paying a bit more as he saw he can get CL7 on the value rams.

Just for 50$ extra I can get the 2 x 2g kit of XPG 2000 . This is way too good to pass, and I'm pretty sure I wont get a chance to upgrade my ram to some high-end kit later.
BTW THX xd 1771 for the assuring comment and + rep. Guess it's decided and I'll buy it tomorrow !
Edited by luches - 12/25/10 at 12:03pm
post #6 of 8
Well I have heard many good things about XPG 2000 despite similar IC's to comparable 1600 CAS6-7 kits, and they could reach the same timings/speed anyway. Truthfully at one point I considered purchasing them over the G.Skill ECO's, but then they suddenly ran out of stock at NCIX and other stores so I just went with the ECOs. Anyways, good luck with that!
post #7 of 8
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well... I bought them and I got no regrets !!!!!!!
Matched the inside of my HAF932 quite well ...

First got it stable 1600 6-8-6-21 @ 1.6v (stock vlotage on the mobo) and considering that Voltage range is 1.55-1.75 It needed a quite low voltage !
Since my mobo can also do 1800 (OC), so I went further and achieved 1792 7-8-7-24 @ 1.6 (stock volt on the mobo again).
That was max oc for my mobo, but The ram can go way beyond it and I know that now.

But the thing that was interesting was the lack of need for voltage change and that despite being rated 2000 CL9 @ 1.65v XMP, it reached 1800 CL7 @ 1.6v which is quite impressive I guess.

Edited by luches - 12/26/10 at 12:59pm
post #8 of 8
Interesting results! Go for 2000Mhz; with a 1090T it should be capable, though I don't know if the motherboard will handle it as well as an 880 or 890 chipset (then again, 785G basically is 880G/890GX )
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