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Which gskill memory is better?

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April 19, 2009 2:25:58 AM

I was wondering if there is really any difference between these two sets of memory. Which one is a newer model?

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a c 115 } Memory
April 19, 2009 10:11:48 PM

The PI should be newer (released in September 2008). However it looks like the HK has been updated (lower voltage and different timings than the previous version). The PI has better heat spreaders, but if you don't overclock, the HK should be as good and it's less expensive.
April 19, 2009 11:30:39 PM

That's the thing. I do plan to overclock to at least 450mhz. I also like the idea of shorter heat spreaders for clearance with my coolermaster hyper z600.
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a b } Memory
April 19, 2009 11:33:16 PM

I have 12GB of the Blue one LOL! It runs at 4-4-4-12 around 900MHz. That's why nearly 2000 people give it 5 *'s.
April 19, 2009 11:46:51 PM

Do you know if newegg will exchange the PI kit that I recently purchased for the HK kit? I didn't know that I would need the clearance for my heatsink.
a b } Memory
April 19, 2009 11:49:15 PM

I don't know. You could contact customer service and explain the height was a problem. They may. Those tall HS's definately will not work in my Micro builds. Maybe just ask to return it for that reason. Then buy the other one on your own.
April 20, 2009 7:37:17 PM

I was able to get a refund from newegg but before I return the ram I would like to know if the blue sticks will be short enough to fit under my heatsink fan. Do you have the measurements of the height of the ram?
a b } Memory
April 20, 2009 9:09:07 PM

The blue heatsink is 1 1/8" tall. If you add the additional 1/8" height between the bottom of the blue HS to the hilt of the DIMM after MB insertion, the total height needed would be 1 1/4".
April 20, 2009 10:09:31 PM

Thanks a lot I really appreciate it.
April 20, 2009 10:20:48 PM

I think it may just work.