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Kingston vs Curcial

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a b } Memory
April 1, 2013 5:00:28 PM

So I have my sig rig kit of 1.65v 1600mhz from kingston (XMP)

I also have an crucial sport kit of 1.5v 1600mhz

I have a friend looking for some ram and I am thinking to resell an kit to him
Which kit should I keep and which to sell?

I don't really have a brand pref and 1.65v is acceptable for intel cpu's (they only caution for higher voltage)

I am thinking I could OC the 1.5v crucial kit by pushing the voltage to say 1.65v and seeing if that will take me to 1866

mem's not really my thing

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a c 151 } Memory
a c 100 å Intel
April 1, 2013 5:31:59 PM

All I know is 1.65v technically overclocks the IMC and voids your CPU warranty. That is from Intel themselves. Kingston is also the only company still selling DDR3 1600 that takes 1.65v. I don't know if they just have a huge stock of old DIMMs or they are just using low quality modules. Either way I would trust Crucial over Kingston.

You will get lower overclock temps if you are not overclocking the IMC as well.
April 1, 2013 5:43:58 PM

What is the timings on your RAM? the lower the CL the better they perform. That is always something to concider.
a b } Memory
April 1, 2013 5:57:13 PM

They're both cl 9-9-9-27 for the Kingston and 9-9-9-24 for the crucial

I'll probably stick with the crucial kit then, friend is going to run AMD anyways, so voltage won't bother him

Thanks for the replies both of you :) 

Wish I could select best answer for both of you :p