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Whats the fastest 4gb ram out now???

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March 22, 2011 1:47:54 AM

hey was up everyone, im looking for hardcore answers so i can decide what to buy, im looking for 12gbs of ram 4 gbs each. so i can run in triple channel. i do not care bout price just want the best out there, i saw a gskill trident with a las of 7 timings were i think 7-8-7 2000. looking for something similar i think or better. please help this is all i need to finish my beast pc cant wait to set it up thanks .


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MY SET UP FOR THIS BUILD
extreme 3 mother board
i7980x
5970 4gb video card

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a b } Memory
March 22, 2011 7:37:58 PM

Get some 1600 low latency RAM, 7-7-7 to 8-8-8. Look at the memory list of the producer of your motherboard on its site.
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March 23, 2011 9:36:51 AM

im lost where would that be at? thanks
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March 23, 2011 1:14:15 PM

im still lost lol not sure what im looking at always had a problem with figuring out about ram, i have a asus rampage 3 extreme motherboard
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March 23, 2011 7:07:48 PM

ya but are they the best? i want the best ones i found gskill ripjaws with a las of 7 and a 7-7-7 21 timing
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a b } Memory
March 23, 2011 8:10:26 PM

RAM is not like the CPUS or video cards. There's almost no difference in speed between any DDR3 RAM CAS9 or CAS7, 1333 or more. Get whatever you like.
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March 23, 2011 8:17:17 PM

oh really iam gonna be doing video editing and all that on this pc wont ram matter then?
thanks
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a b } Memory
March 23, 2011 8:22:00 PM

It's like 1% difference, no big deal. The RAM quantity counts big time, not the RAM speed but 12G is plenty even for a server. The most important thing is to have the system stable so less fancier/lower voltage RAM is better.
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a c 347 } Memory
March 23, 2011 8:46:45 PM

For 3X4GB the 'best' for sale are the Dominator CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 the best for 'performance : money' are the Dominator CMP12GX3M3A1600C9 which can be easily OC to 1800 MHz with a CAS drop to 8-8-8. Keep in mind, my answer is on OC'ing the RAM > Spec. Spec the The Kingston HyperX H20 2133MHz are the 'fastest' but no 4GB density.

However, I have no ideal how well they'll run on an ASRock X58 Extreme3. Meaning, 2000 MHz or higher is a bear to keep stable/error free. The i7 980X IMC craps-out about 2200 MHz, and you're going to need to increase the BCLK ~160 MHz or higher.
Tested ASRock X58 Extreme http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.as...
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March 23, 2011 9:44:43 PM

oh ok im not sure if ima oc. might not have to, plus i never did oc before so im lost on that lol.
so if i go with a Dominator CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 i should be better then good?
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a c 347 } Memory
March 23, 2011 9:53:53 PM

OC'ing is NOT that difficult, and X58 + 980X is IMO dirt simple to do. If $ doesn't matter then the 2000 MHz, otherwise the CMP12GX3M3A1600C9 and OC the RAM to ~1800 MHz.

Big Q - What's the purpose/use for you build? {Gaming, Rendering, etc}
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March 23, 2011 11:57:14 PM

Oh ok cool, the use would be gaming, video editing , music editing and producing and recording , mostly that stuff.
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a c 347 } Memory
March 24, 2011 12:31:29 AM

If you're using Adobe Premiere -> http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/systemreqs/ their accelerated GPUs are currently limited, and I haven't seen them change for quite some time. If your Apps can utilize 6-core then X58 otherwise, and as an owner of the i7 980X, you're better off with a P67.

Building Chart:
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March 24, 2011 1:09:33 AM

oh , i dont think ima be buying anything that i havnt already , all i need for this build is the ram and psu. if i kept the x58 would if be bad?or better to get the p67? how much diff would i see?
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a c 347 } Memory
March 24, 2011 4:26:06 PM

Keep your X58 it would be crazy to in your case to build a P67 already having an X58 rig.
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