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For your board, this is what you should go for in the 1600 speed range. It's also 1.5V, which is good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-335-_-Product
the x58 can run 1866 speeds. If I go with new RAM completely is it not better to get a higher speed than 1600?

my current G.skill is also 1.6v. and is 1600 speed.
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Originally Posted by SemperfiMorder View Post
the x58 can run 1866 speeds. If I go with new RAM completely is it not better to get a higher speed than 1600?

my current G.skill is also 1.6v. and is 1600 speed.
Technically, yes, running faster ram is OC mode for your board, not the memory. The 1600 DDR I listed is faster than your DDR. Look at the timings and CAS rating. Its quicker memory at 1600 than yours. DDR3 1600 in a X58 board, is overclocked based on the stock Intel specs, but the memory is running its normal speed. Now if you raise the DDR3 voltage and set it to like 1688 or 1700 speed, you're OCing the memory. Remember, exceeding the DDR stock speed builds heat, so you will have to cool them if you start to run them fairly high. I always go for higher stock speed DDR3 rated at 1.5v and with CAS 8 or 7 timings. Keep in mind, the higher clocked and faster timing DDR3s can get finicky with some motherboards and cost more.

Note, the DDR3 you listed is rated at 1.5v, not 1.6v. If you run 1.6v, raise the DDR speed higher
Edited by ezveedub - 4/25/11 at 8:29pm
     
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