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Which memory to choose? ddr3

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June 14, 2010 6:38:08 PM

I already got
in my
biostar 790gx a3+

I was wondering if going with
would be ok considering I already have 4gb of the other ram (same company everything but it runs at a different voltage)
1.65V instead of the 1.5V of the ram I already have installed?

What type of a difference does the voltage have anyways?

if anyone know of any other cheaper 4gb ddr that 1333 kits that might work a suggestion would be great too

is it worth paying the extra 29 bucks to know its going to work in my motherboard with the others? lol

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a c 163 } Memory
June 14, 2010 7:06:12 PM


Adding 4GB more to ur rig will be a waste of money unless that u use many adobe applications at the same time.

Now i would change the RAM for this one since have better CL and speed.
June 14, 2010 7:37:58 PM

What differs these Ripjaws to the ECO models? (Besides the 1.35v...)

Same clock speed (1600) and same CL (7).

I just want to understand why most of the people recommends these Ripjaws instead of the ECO ones... ^^
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June 14, 2010 7:42:07 PM

so the lower the # for the cas latency and the lower the # for the timing the better the ram is correct?

when would the voltage of the ram become a factor?

a c 163 } Memory
June 14, 2010 8:14:56 PM

@cmaki200: Yeah, a lower CL and higher speed means a better RAM. The voltage for DDR3 must be 1.65V or less, above of that ur CPU and memory controller can be damaged.

@SeF: The voltage as u say, but bear in mind that with less voltage use less power and produce less heat. Why the Ripjaws and not the ECO? only for price/performance.
June 14, 2010 8:35:00 PM

So, use less power (save more energy) and produce less heat (run cooler).
I thought that the perfomance would be the same (CL7 + 1600Mhz), technically. Does the timing make the difference here?
a c 163 } Memory
June 14, 2010 8:42:37 PM

Yeah, same performance but the ECO series can give u a little OC possibilities over the Ripjaws since u can rise the voltage of the ECO and not of the Ripjaws.
June 14, 2010 11:53:04 PM

thanks saint
a c 163 } Memory
June 14, 2010 11:55:45 PM

Any time, that's why we are here. If u need more help come back to the forum.
June 14, 2010 11:57:42 PM

Best answer selected by cmaki2008.
June 15, 2010 12:50:10 AM

So, both have quite the same perfomance when at stock (1333Mhz), right?

Anyway, thanks for your patience saint19 for answering my questions too :ange: 
a c 163 } Memory
June 15, 2010 1:33:23 AM