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Does it actually mean anything or is it just to do with the voltage ? like it was with i5. Reason being is I'm picking up a decent chunk more memory, and If I can save a few euro (I'm getting the Ripjaws X which seem to be pre tested for SB) by going for them over the ''old'' Ripjaws. Specs of both kits are identical. I should be fine, just wanted to check before I spent
    
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It means it's 'optimized' for use with sandy bridge memory controllers.

it should work in any other board with the same standard (ddr2/ddr3/etc)
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It means it's 'optimized' for use with sandy bridge memory controllers.

it should work in any other board with the same standard (ddr2/ddr3/etc)
I thought as much, thanks for the confirmation though
    
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1.50v DDR3 is reccomended for SandyBridge. The ripjaws-X are what I would definitly reccomend and what I have put in several systems without issues.

If the price for Ripjaws is cheaper than Ripjaws-X, then go with simply the ripjaws as there really isn't a difference except I believe in PCB color. In the US, they are currently the same price.
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1.50v DDR3 is reccomended for SandyBridge. The ripjaws-X are what I would definitly reccomend and what I have put in several systems without issues.

If the price for Ripjaws is cheaper than Ripjaws-X, then go with simply the ripjaws as there really isn't a difference except I believe in PCB color. In the US, they are currently the same price.
The RipjawsX are actually a little cheaper, I'm saving about €15 by going for them, win win really
    
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Now that Newegg dropped these to $150, I've found them to be a great deal. If my motherboard didn't have issues overclocking memory, I imagine you could easily clock them up to 2133. As it is, I'm running them at 1866 at only 1.48v (they're rated at 1.65)!

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EDIT: Ah, I see you're in Ireland - not sure how the price compares there.
    
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Now that Newegg dropped these to $150, I've found them to be a great deal. If my motherboard didn't have issues overclocking memory, I imagine you could easily clock them up to 2133. As it is, I'm running them at 1866 at only 1.48v (they're rated at 1.65)!

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EDIT: Ah, I see you're in Ireland - not sure how the price compares there.
My board can only really take 1600MHz without problems in 2 channels, but im getting probably too much ram (16GB) at 1333Mhz which will be fine in all 4 slots.

The new XMS3 is nice, but its expensive, all these new SB RAM that can do 2100MHz makes me drool
    
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