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Best DDR3 32Gb 2400Mhz Ram Kit

G.Skill Ripjaws Z 11-13-13-31 $135
G.Skill Ares 11-13-13-31 $140
G.Skill Ripjaws X 11-13-13-31 $140
G.Skill Sniper 11-13-13-31 $135
G.Skill Trident X 10-12-12-31 $190

Which of these which would perform the best for a LGA 1150 motherboard. Would there be any performance differences between all these? Also if i got one of the cheaper kits of far down can the timings be brought for 2400MHZ
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  1. Given the same mhz, the CL 10 memory (the Trident X) is the fastest, however you need to make sure your board supports that memory, it may not. Cheaper kits don't respond too well to timing changes, overclocking etc, so don't buy them expecting them to be able to do that.

    To be honest the speed differences between those kits will be negligible and only show up minorly in benchmarks. As an aside other than major video editing and 3d modeling, what do you need 32gb for, its a waste otherwise.
  2. I have a Gigabyte Gaming 5. Also im peaking 16...
  3. Ibreakthings said:
    I have a Gigabyte Gaming 5. Also im peaking 16...


    Peaking 16 doing what?

    Based on the memory support list

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4953#memory%20support%20list

    Its likely the CL10 Trident X memory will work
  4. But is it worth $50 over the others? And running out while running a Minecraft server with 100+ mods and running a x512 texture pack (Normal minecraft runs 16x16). Also max it out when i compress AVI video to youtube format.
  5. Ibreakthings said:
    But is it worth $50 over the others? And running out while running a Minecraft server with 100+ mods and running a x512 texture pack (Normal minecraft runs 16x16). Also max it out when i compress AVI video to youtube format.


    $50? Not a chance. You would never notice the difference in speed.
  6. The server is always running so when im playing most games i still get to 15Gb.

    My RAM as i upgraded through time:
    3GB out of 4GB
    7GB out of 8GB
    15GB out of 16GB
  7. Ok which g.skill brand is better then?
  8. My ram is actually 2133Mhz but its downclocked to 1333MHz due to my C2Q and im upgrading my board and CPU soon and i need 32 so why not get that to while im at it :P
  9. Of the ones you have the Trident X is best as mentioned, next would be the Ripjaws Z.

    If you're upgrading your board and CPU soon get a Skylake board and DDR4, building a system with DDR3 and previous gen intel is a waste at this point. You can get newer faster technology for the same price.
  10. Best answer
    I wrote an article on thatt subject awhile back and have since tested a number of other 32GB sets, but the Trident X was the best overall of all I've worked with ;)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/dram-benchmark-fluctuations,4080.html
  11. Yes but the reason im getting the previous generation and not going to DDR4 is...well im addicted to overclocking and the I3 4370 can barly be overclocked.
  12. How much of that 16GB is just disk cache tho? Go into task manager ->performance -> resource manager to find out.
  13. 5200MB in use
    138MB Modified
    6809 Standby
    4230 Free
    2Mb Hardware Reserve
  14. Disk cache size = standby + modified

    When you look at physical memory in use and try to figure out whether you need to upgrade, you shouldn't count that because it's just Windows using your unused RAM as a humongous cache. In that sense, you really have almost 11GB free because windows can ditch the disk cache any time it needs too in order to make room to run programs.
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