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System build would be my sig-rig.
Ram is Samsung DDR3 10600, 2x2gb.

I'm currently considering upgrading my ram, but I really don't it'll make a difference for gaming in my rig. Although I'm currently having trouble getting above 3.65ghz, I don't think it's a Ram problem; probably just need to mess with my voltages.

I was looking at these if the upgrade is worth the $$.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-439-_-Product
Loosen the timings a bit and bump them up to around 1866mhz or so.

If you think it's worth upgrading my Ram, link me the one you'd recommend. ;D
Must be DDR3 240-Pin, at least 4gb, & $100 shipped or less.
Prefered colors are Black and Blue since my entire build is built around that color scheme.

I'd really like to use the same Ram for my Bulldozer build, but that won't be here for a few more months. Perhaps it would just be better to buy Ram then.

Anyway, throw me some of your opinions.
    
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $64.99 (shipped)

HERE

tight timings and fast, also is blue this will suit, also add $30 to your budget and get 8GB.

Also your ram would be limiting you, you have a non Black Edition processor so you need to rely on FSB(CPUref) to overclock, so yes you ram would be a limiting factor.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 1/12/11 at 3:03pm
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $64.99 (shipped)

HERE

tight timings and fast, also is blue this will suit, also add $30 to your budget and get 8GB.
They don't seem any different than the ones I linked, why pay more?

Are the heatspreads better?
    
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Are they much better overclockers than the G.skill?
    
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Are they much better overclockers than the G.skill?
Of course they are
(See link in Signature.)

In all honesty though, I got my DDR2 800 Mushkin sticks to 1254 MHz on air.
G. Skill and Mushkin are about equal, its all about preference.
    
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It won't be a noticeable difference.
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post #9 of 30
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It won't be a noticeable difference.
Between my old Ram and a set of new Ram?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
They don't seem any different than the ones I linked, why pay more?

Are the heatspreads better?
What are you talking about they are different, one is 1333 MHz and the other is 1600 MHz 267MHz faster.

Oh well you asked an opinion I gave it, it's your money after all.
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