8 Gigs Corsair RAM $60

For those interested,....newegg has this:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 for $60 today. Seems like a great price to me. I just paid $75 for 8 gigs of GSkill a week or so ago. The GSkill was $84 when I ordered it. The day after it arrived, the egg dropped it $9 so I called them and ask for price consideration and they gave me a credit for the $9. Great company.

And no, I don't work for them, but I sure have bought a lot of stuff from them.

How low can RAM go now?
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  1. Don't know?!

    Hopefully, it's a sign of cheap or 'affordable' (__ X 8GB) coming soon! :)
  2. I think 8 gig sticks still cost a small fortune.
  3. I'm trying to have some 'Wishful Thinking' here :) Trying to have a delusional moment. Ten years from now someone's going to be looking at the RAM today and laughing with their 1TB of RAM.

    Yeah, the non-ECC 8GB sticks are beyond nuts, they're making the ECC 8GB look like a steal...
  4. garyhope said:
    For those interested,....newegg has this:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 for $60 today. Seems like a great price to me. I just paid $75 for 8 gigs of GSkill a week or so ago. The GSkill was $84 when I ordered it. The day after it arrived, the egg dropped it $9 so I called them and ask for price consideration and they gave me a credit for the $9. Great company.

    And no, I don't work for them, but I sure have bought a lot of stuff from them.

    How low can RAM go now?


    It says it's qualified for the Intel I-5, however, someone like ME who purchased their stupid Intel BOXDH55HC is limited to using 1333 for the highest.

    I'm looking for 16GB of ram for my Intel BOXDH55HC running an Intel i-5 760. Can't seem to find RAM that matches the specs for both the CPU and MB. Sucks
  5. garyhope said:


    Great thanks! The first set I can't use because it's 1.65v, I need 1.5v.

    Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 (, and had to buy a new Motherboard and 16GB of RAM for Windows 7 pro 64 bit system for gaming and video editing, what would be your choice?
  6. Just keep the mainboard and choose one of the 1.5v 16GB kits. All three G.Skill kits from the second link would work. You don't need 1600 or faster RAM, as the very small performance benefit isn't worth the extra cost.
  7. Leaps-from-Shadows said:
    Just keep the mainboard and choose one of the 1.5v 16GB kits. All three G.Skill kits from the second link would work. You don't need 1600 or faster RAM, as the very small performance benefit isn't worth the extra cost.



    Great thanks. What about it being 10666? The Intel board says ram with 1333 or 1066. Is that an issue?
  8. What a deal. I remember standing in line about twenty years ago for a $99 per stick deal with only 4 mb.
  9. XMS3 is nothing that I'd use nor recommend.

    Just keep an eye on Newegg's home page; Daily Clearance Deals. Today's deal $60 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    note: 2 Kits of F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL often run together at 1333 MHz...

    The Deal for the day 4x4GB @1.50v ~$150 -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006073&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=147|20-231-315^20-231-315-TS%2C20-233-143^20-233-143-TS
  10. spizychicken said:
    Great thanks. What about it being 10666? The Intel board says ram with 1333 or 1066. Is that an issue?


    1066 and 1333 (and 1600, 1866, and 2133) are the speed at which the RAM sticks run.

    10666, 12800, and other larger numbers are the theoretical bandwidth numbers in MB/s.

    1333 speed equals 10666MB/s bandwidth, and 1600 speed equals 12800MB/s bandwidth.
  11. jaquith said:
    XMS3 is nothing that I'd use nor recommend.

    Just keep an eye on Newegg's home page; Daily Clearance Deals. Today's deal $60 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    note: 2 Kits of F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL often run together at 1333 MHz...

    The Deal for the day 4x4GB @1.50v ~$150 -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006073&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=147|20-231-315^20-231-315-TS%2C20-233-143^20-233-143-TS



    WOW, less than 2 weeks ago, I paid $84 for the same G.Skill Ripjaws 8 gig Ram. I'll have to call or email them and see if I can get credit.

    Thanks for the heads up.
  12. I/O bus clock (MHz) = Data rate (MT/s) / 2 = Peak transfer rate (MB/s) / 8
    800 MHz = 1600 = 12800MB/s

    So when I see (PC3 12800) / 8 = DDR3 1600

    And you wounder why CPU-z displays 800MHz??!!

    DDR3 1333 has three flavors:
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660)
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
  13. Good answer Jaquith!
  14. Now i'm confused.
  15. garyhope said:
    WOW, less than 2 weeks ago, I paid $84 for the same G.Skill Ripjaws 8 gig Ram. I'll have to call or email them and see if I can get credit.

    Thanks for the heads up.


    Yah, I paid $179.00 dollars for 8GB a year ago. OUCH!

    Now I think the ram has been bad the whole time and I'm looking for 16GB to replace it.
  16. jaquith said:
    I/O bus clock (MHz) = Data rate (MT/s) / 2 = Peak transfer rate (MB/s) / 8
    800 MHz = 1600 = 12800MB/s

    So when I see (PC3 12800) / 8 = DDR3 1600

    And you wounder why CPU-z displays 800MHz??!!

    DDR3 1333 has three flavors:
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660)
    DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)


    So are any of those listed compatible with my MB and CPU?
  17. Yes -- as I said, all three of those in the second link posted by garyhope. They are all 1333 kits, which will work with your CPU and mainboard.
  18. Above was a clarification to Leaps-from-Shadows post; it's RAM nomenclature.

    Your CPU Intel i5 760 is fine for 1600 MHz RAM assuming your MOBO BIOS has 'DRAM Frequency -> DDR3 1600' otherwise stick to DDR3 1333. Also, in my experience the LGA 1156 works best with DDR3 1600 @ 1.65v so make certain your BIOS has 'DRAM Voltage -> 1.65v {±0.01v}.

    Assuming DDR3 1333 @ 1.50v 4x4GB Kits:
    Newegg -> $130 F3-10666CL9Q-16GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231312
    Crucial -> {$148 CT2KIT51264BA1339} http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=DH55HC&Cat=RAM

    Specs -> http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dh55hc/sb/CS-030973.htm
    Overview -> http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DH55HC/DH55HC-overview.htm
    Newegg -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121396
    {Bizarre way of saying use DDR3 1333 @ 1.50v up to 4x4GB}
    • Four 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
    • Support for DDR3 1333 MHz and DDR3 1066 MHz DIMMs
    • Support for 1 Gb and 2 Gb memory technology
    • Support for up to 16 GB of system memory with four DIMMs using 2 Gb
    memory technology
    • Support for non-ECC memory

    It's your MOBO not your CPU; other H55's can allow for DDR3 1600 and faster...

    edit: BTW 4GB density are often a PITA to run on pre-LGA 1155 so IMO if they give you any troubles then Flash your BIOS to the latest version. ;)
  19. jaquith said:
    Above was a clarification to Leaps-from-Shadows post; it's RAM nomenclature.

    Your CPU Intel i5 760 is fine for 1600 MHz RAM assuming your MOBO BIOS has 'DRAM Frequency -> DDR3 1600' otherwise stick to DDR3 1333. Also, in my experience the LGA 1156 works best with DDR3 1600 @ 1.65v so make certain your BIOS has 'DRAM Voltage -> 1.65v {±0.01v}.

    Assuming DDR3 1333 @ 1.50v 4x4GB Kits:
    Newegg -> $130 F3-10666CL9Q-16GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231312
    Crucial -> {$148 CT2KIT51264BA1339} http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=DH55HC&Cat=RAM

    Specs -> http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dh55hc/sb/CS-030973.htm
    Overview -> http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DH55HC/DH55HC-overview.htm
    Newegg -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121396
    {Bizarre way of saying use DDR3 1333 @ 1.50v up to 4x4GB}
    • Four 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets
    • Support for DDR3 1333 MHz and DDR3 1066 MHz DIMMs
    • Support for 1 Gb and 2 Gb memory technology
    • Support for up to 16 GB of system memory with four DIMMs using 2 Gb
    memory technology
    • Support for non-ECC memory

    It's your MOBO not your CPU; other H55's can allow for DDR3 1600 and faster...

    edit: BTW 4GB density are often a PITA to run on pre-LGA 1155 so IMO if they give you any troubles then Flash your BIOS to the latest version. ;)



    From everything I know about my Intel i-5 760 is it required 1.5 V ram. My Motherboard said 1333/1060.

    I need to stay with low volt 1.5v ram and with in 1333 or 1060 ram. 16GB max. Dual Channel, 4 slots.
  20. I flashed my Intel Bios about a month ago. Haven't checked since.

    My MB is a LG1156, and can only handle 1060 or 1333 ram, so I'm limited to using that.

    I guess I'll just go with 16GB of G.Skill from New Egg and see what happens. I'd update my MB, but Cash is limited and I just purchased it a year ago.
  21. DDR3 1066 or 1333 are always 1.50v, the 1.65v is typically found in DDR3 1600 or faster RAM. The F3-10666CL9Q-16GBRL works on pretty much any current or recent MOBO and Chipset; specs -> http://gskill.com/products.php?index=233

    LGA 1156/1366 the 'default' DIMM voltage is 1.50v, but 1.65v at higher Frequencies is perfectly normal and acceptable. Frankly, one can argue the same with LGA 1155; same specs the only differences are the QPI/VTT/VCCIO amongst the CPUs. The Sandy Bridge VCCIO can safely go to 1.20~1.25v.

    Some Intel manufactured P67 MOBOs won't OC their own 'K' CPUs. Intel MOBO's are spec to sub-spec.

    Good Luck! :)
  22. jaquith said:
    DDR3 1066 or 1333 are always 1.50v, the 1.65v is typically found in DDR3 1600 or faster RAM. The F3-10666CL9Q-16GBRL works on pretty much any current or recent MOBO and Chipset; specs -> http://gskill.com/products.php?index=233

    LGA 1156/1366 the 'default' DIMM voltage is 1.50v, but 1.65v at higher Frequencies is perfectly normal and acceptable. Frankly, one can argue the same with LGA 1155; same specs the only differences are the QPI/VTT/VCCIO amongst the CPUs. The Sandy Bridge VCCIO can safely go to 1.20~1.25v.

    Some Intel manufactured P67 MOBOs won't OC their own 'K' CPUs. Intel MOBO's are spec to sub-spec.

    Good Luck! :)



    What would be a current motherboard of choice then?
  23. I see no good reason to upgrade your MOBO now, you might want to revisit that idea after the new Ivy Bridge and next chipset are released Q1 2012.

    RAM itself on your CPU might have a difference from 1~2% from 1333 -> 1600.

    If anything I was trying to suggest next time don't get an Intel MOBO. Instead look at ASUS, MSI, ASRock, Gigabyte & EVGA - that's not in any order of preference.
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