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October 7, 2010 2:00:22 PM

Which DDR3 ram is better with price in mind? 1333 MHz or 1600 Mhz?


My PC configurations are :

AMD phenom ii x4 955 BE
ASUS m4a89GTD PRO/USB3


Also a suggestion on which brand to go for will be nice.

Currently i am thinking of G SKILL or Corsair.

More about : 1333 1600 mhz ram

October 7, 2010 2:16:15 PM

In my opinion it depends on exactly how much RAM you want to add:

In the case of G-Skill then 4 GB (2x2GB) of 1600 ripjaws are in the upper $80's. But you can get 8 GB (2x4GB)1333 ripjaws for in the $140's.

October 7, 2010 2:23:07 PM

currently i am not thinking of more than 4 gb.
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October 7, 2010 3:52:55 PM

Hi truegoon and welcome to Tom's forum.

What exactly price do u have in mind?

This G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 are very good for price/performance and works without problems in almost all mobos even without be in the QVL of the mobo.
October 8, 2010 1:25:45 PM

Thank you saint19

Yeah,right now i am leaning towards Gskill 1600.
Heard rave reviews about those...
October 9, 2010 12:18:49 AM

Same dilemma; I actually have both sets of RAM in my possession. Which one should I go with? The 2x4GB DDR-1333 RipJaws or the 2x2GB 1600? Both GSkill obviously. Win 7 Pro 64 Bit, AMD Phenom II 965 CPU 3.40Ghz, MSI 790GX-G65 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard, IntelĀ® X25-M Mainstream SATA Solid-State Drive - 160GB.
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October 9, 2010 4:19:46 AM

^2x2GB 1600.
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