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Which G-Skill Ram should I use?/Difference between 1600 and 1866 mhz ram

So i'm looking for a quad channel kit of G-Skill RAM. I was pointed towards getting one quad channel kit rather than 2 dual channel kits. The problem is that I can't find a quad channel kit for the G-Skill Sniper 1866 MHZ, Only the 1600 MHZ. I did find a quad channel kit of the G-skill Ripjaws X series. What is the difference between these two brands? Also, what is the difference between 1600 and 1866 mhz. I do know the G-skill sniper is slightly lean towards for better overclocking ability.
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  1. this going in an APU build? if so....... faster the better/. ( 2133 )
  2. swifty_morgan said:
    this going in an APU build? if so....... faster the better/. ( 2133 )


    To be honest, I don't know what APU means, but I plan on using it to render videos, capture video gameplay off my console and even do some gaming.
  3. Best answer
    It is definitely better to get a single quad channel kit rather than two dual channel kits. When purchasing performance RAM, it is imperative that the modules are matching from factory to ensure optimal performance. When you purchase a two stick kit, only the two sticks were tested together. It is not guaranteed that two separate kits would work together at the rated specifications. With a four stick kit, they are tested together, so you can rest assured everything is perfectly matching and ready for maximum performance.

    The main difference between the G.Skill Sniper and RipJaws X series is the heat spreader design. Pick the one you think looks better. They are both designed for overclocking.

    Here is a 16GB kit:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231539

    Here are some 32GB kits:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231624

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231616

    Thank you
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