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Buying ram for DX58SO

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May 8, 2010 1:08:53 PM

Hey guys. I would realy need a good advice right now. I just bought i7 930 cpu and a DX58SO motherboard. Now i still need to buy some ram for this configuration. I really don't know what to get. I can choose between these sticks:

RAM DDR3 6GB KIT (3x 2) PC3-12800 1600MHz CL8 Crucial BX
(BL3KIT25664BN1608) - 190,44EUR

RAM DDR3 6GB Kit (3x 2) PC3-12800 1600MHz CL8 GeIL Value
(GV36GB1600C8TC) - 189,60EUR

RAM DDR3 6GB Kit (3x 2) PC3-10600 1333MHz CL7 Geil VALUE
(GV36GB1333C7TC) - 166,80EUR

RAM DDR3 6GB Kit (3x 2) PC3-10600 1333MHz CL9 GeIL Value
(GV36GB1333C9T) - 166,80EUR

I choosed these ones becose this is in stock in my local store and I have a credit for 80EUR there.
Now if you would be so kind and help me out, why should i buy which ones and is it worth the money to ger balistix over geil ?

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May 8, 2010 1:17:13 PM

If those are your only choices I would recommend the third set with the lowest latencies.
May 8, 2010 2:58:28 PM

I was thinking the same thing, and yes these are my only choices.
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May 8, 2010 3:31:32 PM

Hi.

I would go for the Crucial is one of the best RAM manufacturers in the world. Geil IMO isn't good even.

In this case, the CL isn't a good comparation, the CL7 is 1333 and the CL8 is 1600 that in performance terms would be the same BUT in quality is better Crucial.

Now, u also need check the voltage, this must be 1.65 or less, a high volage can hurt ur CPU.
May 8, 2010 3:38:36 PM

The diference between these 2 is only 24EUR, so it's not a problem. But geil has 1.5v, lower than the crucial which has 1.65v. Is the voltage difference here important? I'm asking if 1.5v would be better than 1.65v because of the lower voltage, or is 1.65v ok for the board and cpu?
a c 163 } Memory
May 8, 2010 3:46:45 PM

Well, the 1.5V is a little better but u also can try set the Crucial to 1.5V.

Like I say up, Crucial is one of the best RAM manufacturers even, over Corsair, G.Skill, OCZ or Kingston.
May 8, 2010 9:00:58 PM

^Agree, I just drew the line when it was $25 extra for slightly lower performance. Since it doesn't look like you'll be overclocking (Intel mobo) you'll probably be happy with any of them (imo), so the extra reliability of Crucial may be your best bet.
May 9, 2010 8:57:11 AM

Crucial it is. I'm having second thaughts on intel mobo, but because I can get it realy cheap, i woun't argue about that. I'll just give it a try and test it for a while.
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