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July 28, 2010 10:53:25 PM

Is it worth the extra $15?


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)~=$100 w/tax
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277


vs. this almost identical model...


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)~=$115 w/ tax
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303


The only difference seems to be that the second one has

CAS latency 7 instead of 9

Timing is 7-8-7-24-2N instead of 9-9-9-24-2N

and voltage is 1.65V instead of 1.5V


I understand almost nothing about CAS latency/Timing/Voltage for RAM, so is the second model worth the extra $15?

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July 28, 2010 10:57:31 PM

lol I just saw there's a pretty similar question to mine a few threads down.. so it sounds like I should only worry about the one that's 15 dollars more if I overclock it... So now I guess my question is, would it be worth the extra $15 dollars if it were overclocked?
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July 29, 2010 12:33:49 AM

Well I just clicked on the links you provided... and the $115 dollar memory is now only $105 (it's $10 off) - so definatley buy it.

You won't notice a difference in real world on your system... but what's another $5bucks?!
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July 29, 2010 4:03:10 AM

lowriderflow said:
Well I just clicked on the links you provided... and the $115 dollar memory is now only $105 (it's $10 off) - so definatley buy it.

You won't notice a difference in real world on your system... but what's another $5bucks?!



Yeah but I live in California, so newegg charges tax and the one that says $99 has a $10 off promo code.. so with tax the first one is about $100 and the second is about $115, making the difference between the two still $15. And if like you say there will be no real world difference then I think I'll just go with the $100 RAM. Thanks.
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July 29, 2010 4:36:52 AM

7-8-7-24 is faster than 9-9-9-24, but it's not really noticeable except in benchmarks. If you're not concerned about extreme benching and getting the highest scores possible then might as well just get the $100 RAM.
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