Hi guys, my birthday is coming up and I am looking to buy some new ram. I'm looking for some nice high performance ddr3 1600mhz 8gb kits, and after looking around g-skill seems to be a very nice brand to buy.
However they have so many different models and things that I am not sure which is THE BEST to choose from. I am looking for around the £50 mark (GBP).
That Sandy Bridge advertising doesn't actually signify anything about compatibility. The RAM will work anywhere that can handle DDR3.
G. Skill is good, and you've got a nice choice there. You won't see any noticeable performance difference between G. Skill's 1600 kits, and there's no differnce that I can see between Ripjaws and Ripjaws X, so go for it.
They will fit, because you can just stick them in the outer RAM slots if they can't fit in the ones closest to the cooler. Just check your manual to see which two slots will work for two sticks.
Ok so your 100% sure the ram will be compatible? Because i've searched around and some people said they have been having problems (stability issues). But as far as I could tell it was mostly due to defective boards...(I think).