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May 5, 2010 2:11:04 PM

I was taking a look at the Corsair website to see what are the available ram I could use on the computer I'd like to build (i7930).

I'd like a dominator 6gb kit but I see so many possible choice I don't know what to take. I don't know anything about the CAS numbers and all and I don't know what is good or not. I'd like a mid-range kit but I just don't know what it could be.

If someone could help me please.

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May 5, 2010 5:24:38 PM

Thank, will read it. Was also wondering what is the difference between


Stats seems to be the same
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May 5, 2010 8:36:16 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

The CL is in some words, the time that take the data in are available to the processor when the processor need this.

Now, the difference between that two RAMs is that the CMP6GX3M3A1600C8 support XMP. What is XMP?, is an option for Intel rigs to OC the RAM with pre-build settings on the RAM configuration.

Let's say that u buy that RAM, at stock is 8-8-8-24 at 1.65V @ 1600MHz, but when u select the 1st XMP profile the RAM change that setting to 9-9-9-24 at 1.65V @ 2000MHz, that means XPM, OC the RAM.