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Hey guys, I am buying some more ram because my rig cant run BOINC(5 threads Cosmology, 2 threads LHC T4T) and SC2 at the same time without running out my 8 GBs of memory(nephew always jumps on my rig to play games). My board supports upto 16, so I figured I would upgrade it to the MAX.

I am stuck between these two sets, but I am not set on either. If you guys can recommend something else, I would look into it as well. I need 16Gb(4x4), OCable to at least 1800 with decent timings, and HAVE to be blue to match my build. I prefer large heatsinks as well.

G.Skill

Corsair

Newegg is where I want to buy them, I have a personal 20% off code with them. After reading what PioneerIsLoud said, I am afraid to buy the G.Skill set. My current set is G.Skill, and I am happy with them.

Sorry if you guys feel I should have made a new thread, I figured this thread would have the best informed members.

EDIT: will be joining after I make my purchase and install them into my system.
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The Corsair won't OC well, if at all.
Mushkins OC awesomely, Ecos do not bad (depending on the memory chips you get), and those Samsungs I hear are remarkable.
There are no blue Mushkins or Ecos or Samsungs AFAIK though...
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post #613 of 1230
That sucks. Maybe I can remove the heatsinks on my current G.Skills, and apply them to some other sticks....

EDIT: here are some Kingston 4x4. They dont look to OC any good because they call for 1.65v and CAS9, but I heard good things about Kingston before.

Kingston
Edited by goodtobeking - 2/7/12 at 10:14am
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post #614 of 1230
Question for you guys...

I'm coming from the land of 2x2GB G.Skill Eco CL7 1600's and life was easy. They never got in the way of a cpu OC. I've tried some of the CL8 Mushkin 1600 2x4GB's and the Corsair LP white's in both 2x4GB and 4x4GB. My system refuses to pass LinX now and BSOD's occasionally. Simply using denser RAM kills the OC it would seem.

That said, I ordered 2 of the 2x4GB Samsung UDIMM kits from Tiger and then I'm going to try a 2x8GB set if that doesn't work out. Perhaps I have a crappy IMC that doesn't like more than 4GB @ 3.6Ghz or higher? redface.gif
post #615 of 1230
Please add me to the club...see my sig for proof. I think my CPU-Z validation in my sig shows I have 16 GB (that site is blocked here at work), if not I will update it later when I get home. Thanks.
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Does anyone think if I sell my Cosair XMS3 16GB 1333Mhz set and buy the 16GB Vengance 1600Mhz set by worth it?
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You won't notice a difference between 1333/1600/1866 unless you're benching.
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

You won't notice a difference between 1333/1600/1866 unless you're benching.

thanks - just good to know... I do mainly gaming and such.
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Originally Posted by goodtobeking View Post

Hey guys, I am buying some more ram because my rig cant run BOINC(5 threads Cosmology, 2 threads LHC T4T) and SC2 at the same time without running out my 8 GBs of memory(nephew always jumps on my rig to play games). My board supports upto 16, so I figured I would upgrade it to the MAX.
I am stuck between these two sets, but I am not set on either. If you guys can recommend something else, I would look into it as well. I need 16Gb(4x4), OCable to at least 1800 with decent timings, and HAVE to be blue to match my build. I prefer large heatsinks as well.
G.Skill
Corsair
Newegg is where I want to buy them, I have a personal 20% off code with them. After reading what PioneerIsLoud said, I am afraid to buy the G.Skill set. My current set is G.Skill, and I am happy with them.
Sorry if you guys feel I should have made a new thread, I figured this thread would have the best informed members.
EDIT: will be joining after I make my purchase and install them into my system.
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

The Corsair won't OC well, if at all.
Mushkins OC awesomely, Ecos do not bad (depending on the memory chips you get), and those Samsungs I hear are remarkable.
There are no blue Mushkins or Ecos or Samsungs AFAIK though...

My Vengeance handle 1800 just fine, but I have no idea how standard that is. In the end, if you want, you could get one of the ones csm725 suggested and take a can of paint to the heat spreaders.
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Does anyone think if I sell my Cosair XMS3 16GB 1333Mhz set and buy the 16GB Vengance 1600Mhz set by worth it?

Not for just gaming, no. Besides, if you're going to upgrade ram, upgrade to something you know is going to OC well. 1333 to 1600 isn't really a big enough step to be worth it.
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Hi chaps add you tomorrow!
As always thanks for the support general!thumb.gif
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