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Ram voltage 1.35v vs 1.65v

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February 21, 2010 12:32:04 PM

Hi,
I'm trying to build my system and I wanted to get a G.Skill ram,but I don't know what the differences between these two rams.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

vs

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB

They have the same timings and main difference seems to be that the ram voltage is 1.65v vs 1.35. My build (that I'm planning) is an i5 on a Gigabyte p55a UD4P mobo.

If I'm planning to overclock my cpu, what are the differences between these two sticks of ram and which would you recommend?

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February 22, 2010 11:57:17 AM

I'd go with the Ripjaws. I don't think it's worth the extra bit for the Eco sticks because it won't impact performance.

One thing to note is that you shouldn't get the P55A-UD4P. The Gigabyte USB 3/SATA III boards have an issue where if you Crossfire, the higher USB 3/SATA III speeds are disabled. For only $5 more, you can get the Asus P7P55D-E Pro that doesn't do that.
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February 22, 2010 12:22:23 PM

Thanks for the information.
Right now, I'm not thinking about crossfiring, but maybe I'll stick with the Asus just in case for the future. However, I read that the gigabyte chipset or layout? (I'm starting to get into computers) is more efficient than ASUS somehwere. What's your opinion?
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February 22, 2010 12:47:16 PM

I don't believe that's the case. Both are very high quality manufacturers, and the differences between them is very small. The only reason for this functional difference is that Gigabyte boards were the first USB 3/SATA III ones available, and released early to correct a small flaw in the previous version.
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February 22, 2010 4:26:09 PM

I'd go for the Eco line as they offer a lot of room for overclocking.
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February 24, 2010 4:12:47 AM

Best answer selected by eugenenam85.
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