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I've ordered all my computer parts 3 weeks ago from different companies and i've received them all except for my RAM. The company that delivers my RAM has the kingston valueram in stock

-Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/4G

but would there be major difference between the

-G.Skill F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

and the kingston valueram?

System spec:

mobo: Biostar A770E3
CPU: Amd athlon x3 445
PSU: OCZ GameXstream 600w
HDD: Samsung spinpoint F4 320gig
VGA: 8800GS 512mb

I would like to either unlock the cpu core or overclock it slightly. Is it possible to go wrong with the Kingston valueram when overclocking or should i just wait for the G.skill ripjaws?

other possible RAM i can choose from are

-Corsair CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9)
-Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9
-OCZ Gold DDR3 PC3-8500 Low Voltage
-OCZ Gold DDR3 PC3-10666 Low Voltage
-Geil GVP34GB1333C9SC (GVP34GB1333C9SC)
 

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Those RAM are not that great.OK-but you won't go far overclocking with either.RAM is dirt cheap right now-I'm sure you can find a better set.Where are you buying from?
 

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Originally Posted by Redwoodz;11983709
Those RAM are not that great.OK-but you won't go far overclocking with either.RAM is dirt cheap right now-I'm sure you can find a better set.Where are you buying from?
Buying from the netherlands. I thought the g.skill ripjaws were amazing for overclocking.

other possible RAM i can choose from are

-Corsair CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9)
-Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9
-OCZ Gold DDR3 PC3-8500 Low Voltage
-OCZ Gold DDR3 PC3-10666 Low Voltage
-Geil GVP34GB1333C9SC (GVP34GB1333C9SC)

and it is better to have dual channel for overclocking?
 

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I like my G.Skill ram a lot. I have never had any issues with it and I have ordered it for 2 other builds I have done for friends.
 

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First of all it is about that particular set,which is definetly one of the lowest kits they make.The speed and timings are what is important.CL9 at 10666 is not meant to be a fast performer-it is budget RAM.Same with all CL9 8500/1066/1333 Kits.You want low latency,or much better speeds like atleast 1600 CL9.Also the voltage required makes a difference.Can you post an actual link the the kits? Kind of hard not knowing the exact modules,as they can vary greatly.
and yes I love GSkill RAM-see my sig rig.PC3 8500 CL7 @1.5v turned out to be outstanding overclockers,but this is not the norm.
 

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Originally Posted by Majin;11983761
Buying from the netherlands. I thought the g.skill ripjaws were amazing for overclocking.

other possible RAM i can choose from are

-Corsair CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9)
-Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9
-OCZ Gold DDR3 PC3-8500 Low Voltage
-OCZ Gold DDR3 PC3-10666 Low Voltage
-Geil GVP34GB1333C9SC (GVP34GB1333C9SC)

and it is better to have dual channel for overclocking?
out of these i would say go for xms3 very stable rams using them currently.....
dual channel has nothing to do with overclocking but its the no, of sticks the more sticks the more load on the memory controller in cpu hence low oc......
 

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None of those.
They're probably all at ripoff prices.
Find a 1600 CAS9 kit at the site you're at, it's probably cheaper or close to as cheap as the rest and offers 100x better quality and overclocking potential.

And between all 1333 CL9 RAM, there's no difference. Just go for the cheapest darned kit possible as long as it doesn't require over 1.5V.
 

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All AMD motherboards support DDR3-1600 via the x8 memory multiplier which is always there even if not advertised as such. 1600Mhz support is more down to the CPU revision (integrated memory controller) rather than motherboard.

AMD's rated specification is up to DDR3-1333 (up to x6.66 memory multiplier) but for some reason it occured to them to put an x8 memory multiplier anyway, and pretty much all AMD CPUs/IMCs can run 1600Mhz stable.
 

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is 1600 so much more superior then the 1333 when it comes to overclocking?
 

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1333 can use any ICs, often which pretty much don't allow overclocking whatsoever. I've seen some 1333 CL9 memory before max out at 1333 8-9-8 and then no more, as well as hold back ref. clock overclocks. 1600Mhz gives you much more options and quality in at least 70% of the cases.
 

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i did alot of research into ram before i bought it which i did like a week ago and from what i saw the kingston hyper x blu's 1600mhz ram it can be overclocked more and performed better thant the g-skills kits on both stock and overclocked i think they are overlooked as they are cheaper but never found a bad review of it
 
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