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July 31, 2010 10:49:00 AM

Could someone provide a link or two to some comparisons between the top of the line triple channel ddr 1600 memory today, preferably with either 12gb or 6 gb setups as the basis of comparison? I couldn't find a recent comparison here on Tom's hardware. Looking to find memory to complement at 980x setup. Thanks.
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July 31, 2010 4:25:35 PM

There's not much out there about this... and in reality not much difference between them other than Name brand or warranty. Most memory brands are based on the same physical memory chips.

Really just make sure they have good timings... you can spend $300 on a 12gb DDR3 1600 kit... or $600 on a 12gb DDR3 2000 kit. Real world difference is going to be none. I'd recocmend this kit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 31, 2010 4:35:35 PM

Check out the i7 memory scaling atrical tom did
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-i7,2...

This will help.

If you are kust looking for the best DDR3 1600, Get the set with the lowest memory timings with the lowest voltage requirements.

Here is a link to some G.Skill DDR3 1600 12GIG (6X2Gig) with Timing of 6-8-6-20 with only 1.6V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With memory that has lower voltage and lower timings you can overclock the memory higher if you relax the timings.

Just remember the higher speed the RAM the higher the timings are. If you get some DDR3 1866 the timings will be in the 9-9-9-24 range.

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August 1, 2010 4:42:39 PM

Thanks for the input lowrider and haplo!
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August 8, 2010 12:48:23 AM

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