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Need advice on RAM purchase -- Please Help Me Out!

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January 15, 2010 11:32:21 PM

I am thinking of purchasing 6gb of DDR3 Triple channel for my i7 920. Not many brands that are out with the triple channel and at 2000mhz. So i found this OCZ brand. I had their SLI ready memory sticks on my old rig. Never had a prob. But i wanted other feedback from you guys on whether i should buy it or not. Here is the link. Im pretty sure they arnt as good as gskill or corsair or even kington but who knows. Let me know guys. Thanks

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... ;) 

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January 16, 2010 12:45:56 AM

That's pretty high end RAM. You'll want to make sure your motherboard can support that speed. There are a lot of reviews of customers having to manually set the timings in the BIOS after boot.

That's a high price tag, and I'm not sure you'll see the performance gains that you may be thinking you will. Here's a review on memory with the 1156 socket
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-870-1156,24...
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January 16, 2010 3:55:02 PM

electroh0lic said:
I am thinking of purchasing 6gb of DDR3 Triple channel for my i7 920. Not many brands that are out with the triple channel and at 2000mhz. So i found this OCZ brand. I had their SLI ready memory sticks on my old rig. Never had a prob. But i wanted other feedback from you guys on whether i should buy it or not. Here is the link. Im pretty sure they arnt as good as gskill or corsair or even kington but who knows. Let me know guys. Thanks

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... ;) 



A good rule of thumb to measure the effectiveness of RAM sticks is to divide the frequency by the latency. For example, those sticks have a CAS latency of 10. So 2000/10 = 200. Meanwhile, the exact same set of RAM (link below) at 1600mhz has a latency of 8. 1600/8 = 200 as well. And they are just $177 vs. $214 for the other set, while both would give you similar performance.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Not to mention, when you lower your sights to the more common 1600mhz speeds you are likely to find a better deal than the one above and you're MB is more likely to be compatible.
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