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sell corsair 8gb xms3 & get 4gb-8gb corsair dominator ? what am i missing

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a m8 of mine who knows a lot about pc's has told me i should sell my sell corsair 8gb xms3 and get 4gb-8gb corsair dominator

something about the ram is a bit old and the 9-9-9-24

I will get a lot better results even with just 4gb

what am i missing why is it so important to sell it to get a good over clock
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Because corsair dominator will oc better.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Because corsair dominator will oc better.
will there be a massive differences ? i dont know much about ram so you will need to explain a bit

also are there 2 diffident type's one made for AMD and one for Intel
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There really won't be that big of a difference except for in benchmarks. Also you get better overclocks with fewer of your DIMMs filled. By the timings he means that they can be better. 9-9-9-24 is and average nothing special or high end. Corsair Dominators are some of the best sets you can get depending on which one (some Dominators have better ICs then others).
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post #5 of 16
Call me crazy, but I could care less about ram overclocking. It just doesn't seem to have any REAL tangible benefits.

To me it sounds like you should probably just keep what you have, anything else seems like it would be a waste of time and money.
    
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post #6 of 16
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would it if i have 4gb or 8gb on everyday use?
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post #7 of 16
They just look fancy.
post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
Because corsair dominator will oc better.
Depends on the ICs. My XMS3s did a lot better then my Dominators.
Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
There really won't be that big of a difference except for in benchmarks. Also you get better overclocks with fewer of your DIMMs filled. By the timings he means that they can be better. 9-9-9-24 is and average nothing special or high end. Corsair Dominators are some of the best sets you can get depending on which one (some Dominators have better ICs then others).
As above. Regular Dominators are guaranteed nothing. Revision 2.x is the only good clocking Dominator. Those are hyper ICs. But they arent made anymore so the Dominator series best avoided. My Hynix IC's didn't do a single thing. I couldnt even hit 7-8-8 1600. They were horrible. The Dominator series is all for show and marketing in my opinion.
    
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post #9 of 16
For every day use you'll be fine with 4GB. What is the speed/voltage of your memory? I'm assuming 1333 9-9-9 1.5V or 1600 9-9-9 1.65V?
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I was told to get this model CMP4GX3M2B1600C8 for best results,

I trust him to me he knows what hes doing but I would like input from other people, and learn a bit more so it fills in the blanks for me, as I only understood a few bit or what he said about the ram.
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