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November 22, 2010 2:11:39 AM

Im looking to replace 12gb of mixed ram (different clocks) with a set of high speed G skill preferably, (PC3 16000), my specs are:

i7 920 @ 4.02 Ghz
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Nvidia GTX 480 @ 800/1600/2000
Corsair 1000W HX

Currently also looking to acquire a small SSD on the side (just as a OS disk, and perhaps for some games).

Ram currently looking at:

G Skill Trident+ 2000Mhz CAS 9
G Skill Pi+ 2000Mhz Cas 6

And for SSDs probably a crucial not sure though.

Cannot exceed $300 CAD total.

Thanks, Svet.
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November 22, 2010 2:35:52 AM

Try Amazon.com or Tigerdirect.

btw, just Be remind you that PC3-16000 means 2000 Mhz Memory speed. You currently possess 1333 and 1600 Mhz. So buying 2000 Mhz, are you sure this is what u mean?
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November 22, 2010 12:00:21 PM

You sure you'd want that set from newegg?

um, i noticed you had mixed timings - that ain't wise of a setup there ^ when you have ram its best you purchase them at once as there are issues regarding modules S/N - and furthermore, running two different sets of timings will cause H/W malfunctions or sluggish operations

decide whether you'd want to get another 6GB of ram after this purchase - if you do, then I'd ask you to get the cash soon and spend it on buying 2 sets of 3x2GB DDR3 1600MHz modules together.

look for OCZ' modules they've did wonders for me on my builds :)  here are some finds:
http://www.amazon.ca/OCZ3X1600LV6GK-PC3-12800-Intel-Ext...

http://www.amazon.ca/OCZ3P1600LV6GK-PC3-12800-1600MHz-P...

Corsairs XMP series are really horrible - i've grown tired of solving most peoples XMP issues here on this forum...so stay away from them.

G.Skill's are actually cheaper for their timings and a review here on Tom's mentioned they are purchased more cos of the price-performance ratio thingy (i can't remember when i read it)
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November 22, 2010 11:40:00 PM

I do believe your all confused on my statement, iv sold my OCZ and am now in search of a replacement, and yes im after 2000 Mhz ram.

Currently debating over Trident+ CAS 9 2000Mhz and PI+ CAS6 2000Mhz, but apparently the trident+ clocks better, and right now im at bout 4 Ghz on my 920.
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November 23, 2010 2:50:07 AM

But judging from the lifetime warranty, you can claim warranty in case any of them doesn't work as advertised. Whenever a memory is advertised as 2000 mhz, you should be able to reach wise. (assuming that it's supported by your motherboard, of course, and your motherboard can reach 2,000 Mhz memory specification). If you don't then you can RMA them?
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November 23, 2010 2:58:48 AM

andrern2000 said:
But judging from the lifetime warranty, you can claim warranty in case any of them doesn't work as advertised. Whenever a memory is advertised as 2000 mhz, you should be able to reach wise. (assuming that it's supported by your motherboard, of course, and your motherboard can reach 2,000 Mhz memory specification). If you don't then you can RMA them?


Hmm, well i went with G. Skill Pi series 1600 Mhz 7-8-7-24, according to alot of reviews they can push 1900Mhz at 1.5v at a CAS of 6. Also got myself a Crucial C300 64GB just for a OS disk and a few key steam items junctioned.

I apologize for my first post, it was rushed and made me seem unintellectual.
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November 23, 2010 3:02:54 AM

svetloste said:
Hmm, well i went with G. Skill Pi series 1600 Mhz 7-8-7-24, according to alot of reviews they can push 1900Mhz at 1.5v at a CAS of 6. Also got myself a Crucial C300 64GB just for a OS disk and a few key steam items junctioned.

I apologize for my first post, it was rushed and made me seem unintellectual.

Nah, not like that. U're welcomed. Just not sure in case you mixed meant 1600 Mhz with PC3-16000. That's different.
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