Originally Posted by metroidfreak
I've bought 3 different pairs throughout the past year and a half. The first two sets I've received are green pcbs. The newer ones are black and they don't like being run together at stock settings via XMP.
Not sure which g.skills you got, but if they're the older style ripjaws you should be fine as they were just revised, but if they're the ripjaw x's. Then you probably want to get the two other sets or single stick as soon as you can.
yea, XMP is technically like a stock overclock on the RAM, so one pair might not clock like the other kit because they are already being OC'd to reach the XMP spec.
and he got the older ripjaws that run at 1.6-1.65v instead of the Xseries that run at 1.5v for SB because they are better suited for his build.
if you got the money man, go for the 24. if you dont have the money, it wont make a huge difference if you dont have triple RAM right now.