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Trident X vs Mushkin Redline 2133 4X8G for Maximus VI formula 4770k mobo CPU - Which has better Compatibility and OC potential

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September 3, 2013 11:13:19 PM

Okay after taking advice from my last post. Now boiled down to two Choices. They are probably identical in performance so I am more worried about the compatibility issues and light OC potential. Never own Ram from either of the companies. So your help or vote is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Mushkin Enhanced Redline 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 994121R

• Timing 9-11-11-28
• Cas Latency 9
• Voltage 1.65V

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9Q-32GTX

• Timing 9-11-11-31
• Cas Latency 9
• Voltage 1.6V

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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September 3, 2013 11:42:02 PM

bjkill said:
Okay after taking advice from my last post. Now boiled down to two Choices. They are probably identical in performance so I am more worried about the compatibility issues and light OC potential. Never own Ram from either of the companies. So your help or vote is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Mushkin Enhanced Redline 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 994121R

• Timing 9-11-11-28
• Cas Latency 9
• Voltage 1.65V

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

G.SKILL Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9Q-32GTX

• Timing 9-11-11-31
• Cas Latency 9
• Voltage 1.6V

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




I've been using Mushkin memory for ages. I have 32GiB of Mushkin Redline DDR3-2133 9-11-10-28 (8x4GiB) in here. Works great
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September 3, 2013 11:49:04 PM

I have been using Mushkin as my primary source of RAM for almost 20 years,......so far had one bum set (1 module of 2 bad) .... when GSkill came on the scene they were very inexpensive and I used them for about 8 months......had 4 sets fail to "get along" with existing sets when doing upgrades, 2 of them didn't work alone either....stopped buying at that point.

id get the low profile ones tho .... $12 cheaper and not like the tall toothy things have a purpose.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 3, 2013 11:50:31 PM

Know the Tridents will OC to 2400 at CL 10 on both my IB (350K) and also on my Z87 (470K) at base voltage and simply a change of the CL to 10, been using Tridents since their release and all have had OC room, currnetly have 32GB od 2400 on IB and 32GB of 2666 on Haswell
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September 4, 2013 2:16:36 AM

Thank you for all the feedback. I guess I was never a believer in paying an absurd amount of money for gaming grade rams. So I have been a fan of Corsair Vengeance for the past 5 to 6 years. But I think both Mushkin and G.Skill are moving down the chain and coming out with more affordable ram for the Masses so this will be my first time buying them. I think they both have their pros and cons and I am sure they will be very similar performance wise. So I am going to go with the LP in Red from Mushkin. It matches my Mobo too. So I will be getting the "Mushkin Enhanced Redline 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 994121"

Thanks guys for the input.
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September 4, 2013 10:02:26 AM

Hey, all other things being equal, aesthetics count.....if ya feel bad about abandoning Corsair, they have the Vengenace Pro in red but not in LP and w/ higher CAS
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September 4, 2013 10:56:33 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Hey, all other things being equal, aesthetics count.....if ya feel bad about abandoning Corsair, they have the Vengenace Pro in red but not in LP and w/ higher CAS


Actually I want to use something that is compatible. So compatibility comes first, then looks and performance is last :) 
Are we sure that the Redline 2133 4 x 8gb will work with my Asus Maximus VI formula with 4770k? I am about to order them on Newegg....

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September 4, 2013 5:24:36 PM

The Fornula is a newer mobo, but know the Trident set has been tested with about all the other Asus mobos in the Z87 chipset, and unlike the mobo makers, GSkill does test the DRAM at full spec freq....

http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-2133c9q-32gtx
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September 5, 2013 12:45:03 PM

bjkill said:
Actually I want to use something that is compatible. So compatibility comes first, then looks and performance is last :) 
Are we sure that the Redline 2133 4 x 8gb will work with my Asus Maximus VI formula with 4770k? I am about to order them on Newegg...


There's not a single low profile 2 x 8GB set on the Formula's QVL ... only one is hi profile Corsair
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That felt weird .... don't think I have looked at a QVL "in this millenium" :) 

I haven't personally used it in a Formula yet (have several builds wating for Enthoo case to drop) but have on a dozen or so other ROG builds..... peeps on ROG forums have successfully used and it's a fav there. I have never had a compatibility issue with Mushkin RAM since I started using in mid 90s .... never had compatibility issue with Corsair but I use less often .... 60% Mushkin / 30 % Corsair / 10% other over last 20 years .... haven't use any "others" in last 4-5 years tho.

It's not that I have any particular preference for Mushkin over Corsair .... just that Mushkin generally has either a slight spec or cost edge when I start picking. Neither have given me any trouble when uprading years later and adding more modules even when mixing brands with same timings and specs ... that hasn't been true with some others.

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September 5, 2013 2:02:47 PM

If the cooler is an issue, the Tridents upper fin is removable, can normally just take off the one in slot 1 (two small screws, one on either side and the upper fin slides off. And presto change-Oh, low profile, with only a 1-2 degree difference
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December 9, 2013 7:20:04 PM

can i insert 32gb gskill 2933mhz in a maximus vi formula?

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December 9, 2013 8:52:29 PM

You can, to run them you'll need a 4770K OCed
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