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I consider myself a memory newbie and this newbie needs some help. I'm looking forward to doing a Bulldozer build but since AM3+ processors are compatible with AM3 motherboards (which means chipsets), it seems pretty obvious to me that you can also use Phenom II RAM with Bulldozer. I was considering Mushkin (Mushkin to me is AMD in the AMD vs Intel comp) and Corsair (Corsair to me is Intel in the AMD vs Intel comp). Mushkin is a great brand to me. I'm currently considering a Ridgeback dual channel set (obviously b/c Phenom II and possibly Bulldozer will only support dual channel) and for Corsair, I'm considering a Dominator or Dominator GT (Vengeance looks horrible to me IMO ). While I was on MSi's site (global), I saw the OC Genie contest. I clicked on it though because I saw GeIL's EVO TWO RAM (looks pretty interesting). I was wondering how it performed if there's been any benchmarks (Newegg doesn't have it but they might be selling it in Taiwan). I want to know which one I should get. FYI I don't need anything extreme. 2000mhz already seems like overkill to me but if the extra mhz is worth it, I'll get it.
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lolwut
- "Phenom II RAM" platform-specific RAM = nonexistent
- Mushkin and Corsair = lol you choose RAM based on brands. It doesn't matter, they all have lifetime warranties anyway. Choose what is best for price.
- Ridgeback and Dominator/Dominator GT? Not best for price. You can get RAM with similar ICs/overclockability for much cheaper, i.e. G.Skill kits
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Okay, yeah. I realized that I should have just said dual channel.
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Umm, I believe all Phenom II RAM are dual-channel. I'd stick with Mushkin however. Because I heard the GeIL's have a hard time running on Phenom II's IMC's (since P.2 IMC's were originally meant to run @ 1333MHz). Although you could lower your clocks and tighten down your timings.
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Umm, I believe all Phenom II RAM are dual-channel. I'd stick with Mushkin however. Because I heard the GeIL's have a hard time running on Phenom II's IMC's (since P.2 IMC's were originally meant to run @ 1333MHz). Although you could lower your clocks and tighten down your timings.
Only the C2 version has problems running over 1333.
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