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I'm looking for some RAM for an i5-2500k or i7-2600k system and I'm wondering if DDR-1866 or DDR-2133 is really worth it.

I've found CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 memory for $129 which seems like a good price for DDR3-1866.

Is it really worth it to go faster?

Also, is that RAM pretty good or can somebody recommend something else?
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post #2 of 10
The reason to go with faster RAM is threefold.

1: The faster RAM can be used for later upgrades if so desired.
2: The speeds can be brought down, and timings tightened to improve performance, or the RAM can be run with loose timings and usually very low voltage, to conserve power.
3: Faster RAM is useful for overclocking.
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post #3 of 10
not worth for that price, if you really need 4gbx2 kit, go gskill 8gbxh cl7
Edited by landyzhu - 4/4/11 at 8:18am
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post #4 of 10
you will get the same timing but @ 2133mhz
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post #6 of 10
thats some god awful slow ram bro
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I also chuckle at the whole marketing scheme for "designed for XXX board." I've been using RAM "designed for Intel" systems for the past 2 years with great success. There was also an 8GB 1866 kit (2x4) that was on Newegg for $100 with free shipping...not a bad buy. It was 1.5v with slow timings: 9-10-9-24, but it could probably work fine with a voltage bump.
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post #9 of 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455

There's the stuff I found the other day..up to $125 from $100. Oh well...still looks to be good stuff, even with the one person on an AMD system.
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post #10 of 10
yes, go for it
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