Hey guys i am shopping for new pc parts these days and i have already bought a i7-4770k and a Maximus VI Hero.. I want some help selecting a memory. My first choice was vengeance pro 8GB 1600Mhz but later found out that Gskill Trident X 2400Mhz is a lot cheaper in here. This is the exact model
TridentX - F3-2400C10D-8GTX
I have few questions about this model
1. First of all is it compatible with my motherboard and cpu?
2. I don't want to run it at 2400Mhz. I am buying it because it is cheaper not because of speed. So if i run it at 1866Mhz or something will it lower down the voltage? If the answer is No, will 1.65V damage my memory controllers?
3. If i run it a 1866Mhz will it lower the timing to CL8 or something?
4. I checked the newegg prices and it seems that this 2400Mhz memory is cheaper than Vengeance pro 1600Mhz memory in there too (It is a lot cheaper here). Why is a 2400Mhz one cheaper than 1600Mhz one?
Yes will work great, yes can run slower, at 1866 about 1.55 should run 1866/8 at 1.6 may run 1866/7 (which is awesome), no voltage won't have any ill effects, 1.65 is perfectly fine, and With Corsair right from the start you pay a premium for their name, GSkill has had the Trident x in 2400 going back to before May of 2012, that's when I picked up my 32GB set of 2400 sticks