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Hi guys, newegg.com has a 72 hour 15% OFF ALL RAM Sale right now

I had my eyes on these for a while:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145325

but these have a confirmed 2000 clock on AMD while the others not a single one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220535

I would prefer the Corsairs but it seems they dont adjust as easily and are harder to hit 2000 with than the Patriots
    
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here better choice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-431-_-Product
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post #3 of 15
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I had Corsair 1600s but I sent them back for 2000s because they would not go any over 1600 and the timings are same as the 2000s

Should I really get the G-Skills? I see the timings are at least very good.
Are those yours? How do they OC? will I be able to pass 1600 or impossible at those timings?
I am kinda buying RAM to prepare for Bulldozer, so I can be at MINUMUM DDR3 2000 when I get the 8-core
Edited by PsychoKilla666 - 1/25/11 at 8:18pm
    
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post #4 of 15
2000 9-10-9 or 9-9-9 is absolutely not worth it on AMD. 90% of the time you wouldn't manage 2000 on it anyway and have to downclock to 1600 with lower timings.
So just get a cheaper 1600 7-8-7 kit. It'll perform equally or slightly better.
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2000 9-10-9 or 9-9-9 is absolutely not worth it on AMD. 90% of the time you wouldn't manage 2000 on it anyway and have to downclock to 1600 with lower timings.
So just get a cheaper 1600 7-8-7 kit. It'll perform equally or slightly better.
OK, I trust you as a RAM Pro, but did you take into consideration the Bulldozer upgrade which will have 1866 IMC? I want to be ready for that
Edited by PsychoKilla666 - 1/25/11 at 10:19pm
    
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post #6 of 15
That seems good; your x6 would be capable of 2000Mhz. As for Bulldozer, we really don't know whether it will still be as timings-responsive as AM3 processors, but one thing's for sure and that is that there will be a different memory controller. Go for the 2000 CL9 RAM kit if you're confident that Bulldozer will be nicely tuned for speed, though chances are you might not find that big of an increase and with your current hardware it'd be tougher to stabilize.
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That seems good; your x6 would be capable of 2000Mhz. As for Bulldozer, we really don't know whether it will still be as timings-responsive as AM3 processors, but one thing's for sure and that is that there will be a different memory controller. Go for the 2000 CL9 RAM kit if you're confident that Bulldozer will be nicely tuned for speed, though chances are you might not find that big of an increase and with your current hardware it'd be tougher to stabilize.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, and I am OK if I have to suffer with my current hardware for a while, as long as it pays off

I don't mind taking the advice of members that have seen the results with their own eyes, that is why I am here after all to learn from facts

Also, according to a sticky on this board, 1333 tight timings is best, won't high speed RAM get lower easier? or is it about getting lucky on the chips used?
Edited by PsychoKilla666 - 1/25/11 at 10:28pm
    
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post #8 of 15
The binning between 1600 CL7 and 2000 CL9 RAM (on the same IC, i.e. PSC) results in most 1600 CL7 vs 2000 CL9 RAM usually overclocking to the same level. There are some cases when 2000 CL9 may allow for more flexibility.
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The binning between 1600 CL7 and 2000 CL9 RAM (on the same IC, i.e. PSC) results in most 1600 CL7 vs 2000 CL9 RAM usually overclocking to the same level. There are some cases when 2000 CL9 may allow for more flexibility.
O, nice, that makes my choice a bit easier, thank you
I doubt that G.Skill has better memory chips than Corsair right?
Edited by PsychoKilla666 - 1/25/11 at 10:36pm
    
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post #10 of 15
They're similar in memory quality and overclockability - often not so much in price. Don't let brand name fool you too much.
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