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OCZ AMD Black Edition Memory or Fatality

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September 17, 2010 3:22:35 PM

I am building a system around a Phenom II 965 processor. I haven't selected a mobo yet, but there are a couple of deals for OCZ branded DDR3 1600 memory that I'd like to take advantage of.

They are:
Special Ops Edition

AMD Black Edition

Fatality Edition

All are DDR3 1600. The Fatality Edition is CAS 7, the other 2 are CAS 8. As they are all within a couple dollars of each other, should I go with the CAS 7 or is the AMD Overdrive certification of the Black Edition make that the preferred memory.

While I haven't selected a mobo yet, it will be a 790 based board.


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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b À AMD
a b } Memory
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September 17, 2010 8:56:48 PM

Unless you are getting them with a combo deal from Newegg, I would not recommend any of them compared against the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM. OCZ has been having issues recently with AMD motherboards and their RAM (not playing nice with each other). I would not recommend them over G.SKILL or Corsair.
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a b V Motherboard
September 18, 2010 5:01:35 AM

^ I heard that G.Skill Ripjaws sometimes have a problem with AMD board... Because of this I would recommend Mushkins but maybe its s non-issue?
October 3, 2010 1:30:42 PM

Best answer selected by valkman.