Kingston vs Curcial

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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    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.
  2. What is the timings on your RAM? the lower the CL the better they perform. That is always something to concider.
  3. 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
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