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August 3, 2011 5:17:24 PM

Hello,
this 2000mhz ram won't freeze the bios on my asus maximus extreme-z right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 3, 2011 5:28:17 PM

It shouldn't freeze the BIOS, no.

However, for Sandy Bridge systems, you should only get 1333, 1600, 1866, or 2133 speed RAM. They cannot do any in-between speeds. That 2000 RAM will down-clock to 1866.
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August 3, 2011 5:37:03 PM

and since that 1866mhz ram is a higher price i should just get the 2000mhz ram... because it leaves more room to tighten the timings... correct me if im wrong though :) 
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August 3, 2011 5:41:02 PM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
It shouldn't freeze the BIOS, no.

However, for Sandy Bridge systems, you should only get 1333, 1600, 1866, or 2133 speed RAM. They cannot do any in-between speeds. That 2000 RAM will down-clock to 1866.


im not sure if you saw those replies so im just typing this up ^^
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August 3, 2011 5:45:43 PM

The 2000 RAM is older and not as popular any more. They are probably trying to clear their inventory.

If you're looking for the best deal, you're looking at the wrong kind of RAM. Check this out: Corsair 8GB 1866 for $85. I recommend Vengeance over Dominator any day, and RAM doesn't get hot enough to need fans.
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August 3, 2011 6:03:06 PM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
The 2000 RAM is older and not as popular any more. They are probably trying to clear their inventory.

If you're looking for the best deal, you're looking at the wrong kind of RAM. Check this out: Corsair 8GB 1866 for $85. I recommend Vengeance over Dominator any day, and RAM doesn't get hot enough to need fans.


so what do you think?
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August 3, 2011 6:10:22 PM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
The 2000 RAM is older and not as popular any more. They are probably trying to clear their inventory.

If you're looking for the best deal, you're looking at the wrong kind of RAM. Check this out: Corsair 8GB 1866 for $85. I recommend Vengeance over Dominator any day, and RAM doesn't get hot enough to need fans.


and i also found this mushkin ram.. it looks good as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2011 6:35:25 PM

The best price/performance is found at 1600 CL9. If you want to buy higher speed RAM than that, you are getting a very small performance boost (something like 5% or so) for a very large price hike.

Corsair 8GB 1600: $65
G.Skill 8GB 1600: $60
Corsair 8GB 1866: $85
G.Skill 8GB 1866: $80 (with $15 off promo code: $65) Linky!
G.Skill 8GB 2133: $150
Mushkin 8GB 2133: $135

8GB 1866 for $65 versus 8GB 2133 for $135-$150? No question at all: Save money on the RAM and use the extra to buy a better graphics card or an SSD, which will actually make a noticeable performance difference.

Besides, those 2133 kits are at 1.65v voltage, and that's not recommended for Sandy Bridge systems.
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August 3, 2011 8:58:16 PM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
The best price/performance is found at 1600 CL9. If you want to buy higher speed RAM than that, you are getting a very small performance boost (something like 5% or so) for a very large price hike.

Corsair 8GB 1600: $65
G.Skill 8GB 1600: $60
Corsair 8GB 1866: $85
G.Skill 8GB 1866: $80 (with $15 off promo code: $65) Linky!
G.Skill 8GB 2133: $150
Mushkin 8GB 2133: $135

8GB 1866 for $65 versus 8GB 2133 for $135-$150? No question at all: Save money on the RAM and use the extra to buy a better graphics card or an SSD, which will actually make a noticeable performance difference.

Besides, those 2133 kits are at 1.65v voltage, and that's not recommended for Sandy Bridge systems.


so just wondering... in your opinion what is the absolute fastest or best ram out right now... (no price range) and please provide a link... hopefully there's one at 1866mhz
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August 4, 2011 6:01:56 AM

If you haven't figured it out by now (since you already know I replied to your other thread), if I was buying a new system today I'd be getting that G.Skill 1866 RAM for $65. That's a killer deal on some really fast RAM.
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August 4, 2011 6:40:14 AM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
If you haven't figured it out by now (since you already know I replied to your other thread), if I was buying a new system today I'd be getting that G.Skill 1866 RAM for $65. That's a killer deal on some really fast RAM.


oh no dont worry... thats already in my cart ^^ im just checking for any last minute options... sorry i might be considered ocd when it comes to this stuff... :/ 
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August 4, 2011 6:40:26 AM

Best answer selected by nicoclops.
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