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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231308

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

Better to have slower ram with lower latency or vice versa?
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Slower Ram with lower latency are ≥ to fast ram with high latency.

But DDR3-1066 ram is reeeeally slow despite the lower latency.

I would suggest the DDR3-1600 Ram

Or an even better option:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-321-_-Product

Also in what kind of system do you plan to put them ?
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Originally Posted by phrossbyte View Post
I have the 1600 and I am happy with it. However if you don't have to stick with G.Skill take a look at the sector 5 1600 its on sale right now.

As for exact performance comparison I am not sure, but I would think the 1600 would be a bit quicker (depends on your oc, your mobo and probably other things more than spec values)
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Can I mix and match ram? I have 2x2GB 9-9-9-24 right now, can I put a different latency ram in the other 2 spots?
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willing to bet both sets are the same..... not that hard to get ram to run at 9-9-9 @1600mhz
    
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post #6 of 13
If the speed is the same, it might work, but I'd still recommend against it; many ICs will conflict with each other regardless of speed/timings.
post #7 of 13
why not these?
Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1600ELK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220484
$80/60ar
post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
why not these?
Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1600ELK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220484
$80/60ar
For the price meh but why do you need 8gb?
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post #9 of 13
the op links were for 2x4g
these are about $20/40ar less than the similar set
post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
For the price meh but why do you need 8gb?
My believe for the need is not so much as the ability to use 8gb of ram today but that you may not want to replace you2 2x2 sticks later down the road when you do wish to fill your machine to 16 gig.

Now one may say why will you ever need 16gb of ram?
And I remember a data card that came with one of my first pc games.

The game required 585,000 bytes of free memory (ram) (dos game from 1993).

The data card had the line I will never forget.

"A computer with 16 megabytes of RAM can easily run out of free base memory."
-TSR Data card 1993

Now I thought that was hilarious at the time since my machine (new at the time) came with 4x256kB. Upgradeable to 4x1MB. What could I ever use that much memory for... well that didnt take too long to answer.

In conclusion, we don't know what machine demand will be in the future, but odds are it will ask for more and the best way to make an old machine work a little longer is to fill it with the fastest, biggest its core will support before a new ground up build.
Edited by Fooliobass - 3/13/11 at 11:05pm
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