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G skill CL9D or CL8D . Confused ??

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February 16, 2010 12:37:01 AM

I am going to buy a ram for my system . Motherboard is Gigabyte H55M-UD2H and CPU is core i7 860 , my local dealer has these two kits :

1. - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
Cas Latency 8
Timing 8-8-8-24
Voltage 1.5V


2. -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
Cas Latency 9
Timing 9-9-9-24
Voltage 1.5V

Both are exactly same priced.

Which one to choose ? I know that first one is better . But the dealer is saying it has lot of complains and some compatibility issues and i dont actually trust him.

Need opinion and reviews of you guys ....
February 16, 2010 1:22:16 AM

You could check the G. Skill forum here and search for posts/responses for problems with each of the packages. I've found the GSKILL TECH responsive.
February 16, 2010 2:35:16 AM

You can go to the G.Skill web site and check to see if the memory and the motherboard are compatible. G.Skill tests their memory with a variety of motherboards and guarantees that the memory will work.

I took a look at the approved list of motherboards for both memory modules you listed. Your motherboard does not appear on either list:

http://www.gskill.com/products.php?c1=1&c2=3&c3=36

I have a new Intel Core i7 860 system with an Asus Sabertooth 55i motherboard. I installed the new G.Skill ECO series DDR3 1600, low voltage memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I can't find the new memory module anywhere at the G.Skill web site. The web site is not up to date. :( 
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