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Help with distinguishing two models of Corsair RAM

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November 4, 2010 12:44:27 PM

Hello techies!

I'm upgrading my system with set of new CPU+MoBo+RAM.

The CPU is a Phenom II 970 BE, the MoBo is a Asus Crosshair 4, and the RAM, well - Corsair, 3x2GB, to be more specific, but there are two very similar models.
One is called TR3X6G1600C8 (link to an online shop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ), the other is called TR3X6G1600C8D (notice the "D"), (and a link in the same shop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

The "D" version costs about 20€ more. Is the passive cooling the only diference here? The Asus board comptability file lists only the "D" version, although I found both in various sources around the net.
Can someone try to clear things up a bit for me here?
Thanks!
November 4, 2010 1:01:55 PM

PS - changed the links. Something was broken.
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November 4, 2010 2:48:24 PM

Same IC's edit: for what I posted for you above Corsair + {CAS}; interesting data look at the Speeds & CAS info:

Comparison Module #1: Mushkin Redline 996805 6-8-6-24 1600MHz
Comparison Module #2: G.Skill Pi Series 7-8-7-24 1600MHz
Comparison Module #3: Mushkin 998687 8-9-8-24 1866MHz
Comparison Module #4: Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 8-8-8-24 1600MHz
Comparison Module #5: Kingston HyperX T1 9-9-9-27 1600MHz
Comparison Module #6: Mushkin Blackline 998677B 7-7-7-20 1333MHz
Comparison Module #7: Patriot Viper II Sector 7 9-9-9-27 1800MHz




PM same info - oopsy.
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November 4, 2010 5:06:47 PM

jaquith said:
Same IC's edit: for what I posted for you above Corsair + {CAS}; interesting data look at the Speeds & CAS info:

Comparison Module #1: Mushkin Redline 996805 6-8-6-24 1600MHz
Comparison Module #2: G.Skill Pi Series 7-8-7-24 1600MHz
Comparison Module #3: Mushkin 998687 8-9-8-24 1866MHz
Comparison Module #4: Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 8-8-8-24 1600MHz
Comparison Module #5: Kingston HyperX T1 9-9-9-27 1600MHz
Comparison Module #6: Mushkin Blackline 998677B 7-7-7-20 1333MHz
Comparison Module #7: Patriot Viper II Sector 7 9-9-9-27 1800MHz
PM same info - oopsy.


That looks promising indeed, but, oddly enough, the specific model ( TR3X6G1600C8D ) shows up in the compatability list provided by Asus in form of 1 DIMM support... And the CMP4GX3M2A1600C9 wasn't listed at all...


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November 4, 2010 5:19:02 PM

Ignore the 'graph' {mine} in the sense of Comparison Module #1...#7 - NONE of them are compatible with your MOBO; the 'comparisons' are for the RAM IC used ONLY. They are all i7/Tri Channel Kits. {{ The IC on the TR3X6G1600C8D are the SAME as the IC for the CMP4GX3M2A1600C9 }} I recommended. The 'graph' is for 'demonstration' purposes of CAS, Speed, and IC used in the RAM...

CMP4GX3M2A1600C9 is WHAT you need to use.
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November 4, 2010 5:32:20 PM

Oh, heh. Right.

Got the point now.
I'll start off with 2x2GB and see how much the system uses. I'll get the other 4GB at some point later, probably. Thanks for the info!
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November 11, 2010 5:36:07 AM

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November 11, 2010 11:25:00 AM

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