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Help with distinguishing two models of Corsair RAM

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=N82E16820145236&cm_re=TR3X6G1600C8-_-20-145-236-_-Product ), the other is called TR3X6G1600C8D (notice the "D"), (and a link in the same shop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224&cm_re=TR3X6G1600C8-_-20-145-224-_-Product)

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!
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  1. PS - changed the links. Something was broken.
  2. ^ Do NOT use EITHER, you have a Dual/Quad DDR3 MOBO which requires sets of 2 or 4 and not Tri Channel (3).

    Corsair Tested - http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.aspx?id=1575023

    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) CMP4GX3M2A1600C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145296

    Good Luck on your build!
  3. jaquith said:
    ^ Do NOT use EITHER, you have a Dual/Quad DDR3 MOBO which requires sets of 2 or 4 and not Tri Channel (3).

    Corsair Tested - http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.aspx?id=1575023

    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) CMP4GX3M2A1600C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145296

    Good Luck on your build!


    Oh, I see. Thanks!

    PS - isn't 9-9-9 a rather high latency? Or is the performance difference negligabe?
  4. PPS - I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148304&Tpk=BL25664BN1337 How about 4 of those? That should work, right?
  5. 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.
  6. 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...

  7. Best answer
    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.
  8. 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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