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November 13, 2010 2:46:29 PM

I have a 790fx-gd70 mobo and I am looking at GeIL Black Dragon 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 133 at $81 Canadian

But here are the details

GeIL
Series: Black Dragon
Model: GB34GB1333C7DC
Type: 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
4GB (2 x 2GB)
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660)
Cas Latency: 7
Timing: 7-7-7
Voltage: 1.5V
ECC: No
Unbuffered
Dual Channel Kit
No Heat Spreader

I have never owned a Geil ram and I am wondering if it's any good, should I look for better investment?

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a b } Memory
November 14, 2010 12:39:49 PM

Yes,its a good one and has a great combination of timings and speeds.
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a c 347 } Memory
November 14, 2010 1:00:49 PM

I don't particularly like GEIL RAM, it is not in my top 5 list: Corsair, G.SKILL, Mushkin, Kingston and Crucial (for budget RAM). Also, of the 5 I only like certain models e.g. Dominator's.

Also, if you're looking at the AMD Phenom II X6 it has its' own list of supported RAM. Otherwise 1600 or 1333 MHz DDR3 is recommended. Further, I do not see the GEIL {GB34GB1333C7DC} as tested or certified to work properly with your MSI.

MSI 790FX-GD70 http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodtestreport&mainca...
Certified {QVL} RAM - http://www.msi.com/uploads/test_report/TR10_1740.pdf
Tested - http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.asp...

Corsair recommended:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP4GX3M2A1600C8 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9DHX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-145-...

Tested GEIL - http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/125

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November 14, 2010 2:06:06 PM

Thank you so much for the reply, good thing I waited before ordering.

The thing is I have a Noctua NH-D14 and there is just no space to have those heat spreaders on rams.
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November 15, 2010 1:24:54 AM

Oh I forgot that ripjaws will be on the way of my heatsink...
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a c 347 } Memory
November 15, 2010 10:07:35 AM

Whatever memory you do get ALWAYS use the Configuration tools to verify compatibility.
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November 16, 2010 1:28:00 PM

Geil confirmed the rams are compatible are will run at 1333 at CL7, so I will get those
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a c 347 } Memory
November 16, 2010 6:35:00 PM

I know you don't like to be open to recommendations that conflict with your beliefs, and I 'hope' that pays off and the RAM can operate properly.

I posted all of this stuff above already. You only want RAM that is: 1. Certified, 2. Tested RAM Mfg, 3. Approved by RAM Mfg via ticket. Not because it looks nice.
MSI Certified RAM - http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodtestreport&mainca...
Tested G.SKILL - http://gskill.com/configurator2.php?pid=2&model=96

'You' picked - F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO which does NOT appear on any Lists... I would contact G.SKILL and see if it is compatible with your MOBO. http://gskill.com/contactus.php

Good Luck!

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November 16, 2010 6:42:27 PM

You have been very helpful and see that you are right, thanks again :) 
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