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Memory Change Question

I'm currently using

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB

and I'm planning to change it to

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory (with Orange/Blue Light) Model BLT2KIT4G3D1869DT2TXOB

is it worth it or not ? :)

Pros and Cons is appreciated :) Thanks

My current build : ( NO AMD Bashers please ^_^ )
proc: AMD A10-5800K running @4.2 turbo mode
mobo: MSI FM2-A85XA-G65
ram: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4) 1866
cpu cooler : Cooler Master Seidon 120M Push/Pull Configuration
hdd: 1tb Western Digital Caviar Blue
psu: Thermaltake Smart SE 730W
case : NZXT Lexa S

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  1. if you like flashy lights and no extra performance... then maybe.
  2. Best answer
    they will give you similar performance , as having the same speeds and nearly the same timings, so in stock timings the Crucial should give you better timings speeds, as crucial has 9-9-9 compared to 9-10-9 from GsKill. However, it does not means the Crucial will have better overall performance than GsKills RAMs cause that is theorical, real world can show you another results.

    So, as they are really similar, the other thing to consider would be the Visual aspects, cause both are the same size(low profile).
    So is on your visual preference.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148554
  3. juanjostorreshernndez said:
    they will give you similar performance , as having the same speeds and nearly the same timings, so in stock timings the Crucial should give you better timings speeds, as crucial has 9-9-9 compared to 9-10-9 from GsKill. However, it does not means the Crucial will have better overall performance than GsKills RAMs cause that is theorical, real world can show you another results.

    So, as they are really similar, the other thing to consider would be the Visual aspects, cause both are the same size(low profile).
    So is on your visual preference.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148554


    Thank you sir :) Very well explained :) i might change to Crucial because i want to enter my build in rig shows when i finish the build :)
  4. juanjostorreshernndez said:
    they will give you similar performance , as having the same speeds and nearly the same timings, so in stock timings the Crucial should give you better timings speeds, as crucial has 9-9-9 compared to 9-10-9 from GsKill. However, it does not means the Crucial will have better overall performance than GsKills RAMs cause that is theorical, real world can show you another results.

    So, as they are really similar, the other thing to consider would be the Visual aspects, cause both are the same size(low profile).
    So is on your visual preference.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148554


    excuse me sir 1 more question just tested my ram with maxxmem 2
    is it giving me the 1866 freq. right ? or do i still need to change somethings in bios DRAM Settings ?



    and here is my bios DRAM settings

  5. I am not familiar with that software, I use AIDA64, however i see something like 11-11-11-28 timings at your pic, it must say 9-10-9 (20~27).
    You have to activate XMP profile at bios, in order to get full performance.
    XMP is some kind of factory best auto configuration option, that set all parameters to max optimiced possible.
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