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Good ram? newegg kingston 1600 $48.99

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August 10, 2011 3:27:10 AM

I just saw Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X1K2/8GX on newegg for dirt cheap, lookin at $48.99 per 8 gigs.

I know a good amount about computers but not ram. Is this actually worth the money? With how cheap ram is these days it comes down to making sure you get quality ram. Anyone know if this is a good buy?

I am building:
Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz CPU
asrock Z68e xtreme4 mobo
128 gig Crucial M4 SSD

Any thoughts on that ram or have better suggestion?

THANKS!

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August 10, 2011 3:55:46 AM

yes it is pretty good 1600CL9 with friendly price, but the limited edition and It is fully XMP-ready and configured at 1.65V as recommended by Intel to reach its optimum speed.
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August 10, 2011 7:47:08 PM

That is a good price, but I wouldn't choose that memory for a Sandy Bridge system, as it's rated for 1.65v operation. I recommend only 1.5v memory.

My recommendations:
Corsair Vengeance
G.Skill Ripjaws
G.Skill Ripjaws X
G.Skill Sniper
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August 11, 2011 4:24:28 AM

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Check compatibility and cross-reference specs, might not be QVL or compatible..

It's Compatible with Intel Z68/P67/P55 platforms so if you got any Z68/P67 than it'll be completely fine but if it's not compatible, you can return it to newegg.com, it's simple as that...
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August 11, 2011 8:20:54 AM

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The 1.65V is fine and is on the QVL...
The problem to me is the performance, not that good.
Also my RAM in my SB (i5-760) is a 8GB kit of 2x4GB / 1600MHz / 8-8-8-24 / 1.65V.
Not an issue.

The RAM in your what!?!? That's not a Sandy Bridge CPU.

Intel recommends a maximum of 1.575v for RAM voltage. We really don't know what the long-term consequences of using 1.65v RAM are. It could very well be an issue.

ASRock plays well with both G.Skill and Corsair memory, so no worries there. I don't know that I'd go with the 1.25v kit though -- I'd save that low-voltage stuff for the next system upgrade in a couple of years.
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August 11, 2011 10:06:58 PM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
The RAM in your what!?!? That's not a Sandy Bridge CPU.

Intel recommends a maximum of 1.575v for RAM voltage. We really don't know what the long-term consequences of using 1.65v RAM are. It could very well be an issue.

ASRock plays well with both G.Skill and Corsair memory, so no worries there. I don't know that I'd go with the 1.25v kit though -- I'd save that low-voltage stuff for the next system upgrade in a couple of years.

Why bother upgrading/buying new ram when you ganna upgrade like in couple of years where there's ganna be new memory and better ones... RAM is ganna be like cheaper like probably $1 per GB...
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August 12, 2011 1:09:12 AM

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yes it is...
my i5-760 is running Corsair XMS 8GB/ DDR3 1600MHz / CL8 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65V..
what's so hard to believe.?
do not be upset 'community reporter for motherboards' everyone makes mistakes.
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and just say it's a momentarily loss of facts...;)

lol

I'm not saying that you aren't running 8-8-8-24 1.65v RAM.

"...my SB (i5-760)..." <--- The bold part is what I'm saying is wrong. Your CPU is the Lynnfield version based on previous-generation Nehalem architecture, not Sandy Bridge.
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August 12, 2011 1:14:39 AM

Why bother upgrading/buying new ram when you ganna upgrade like in couple of years where there's ganna be new memory and better ones... RAM is ganna be like cheaper like probably $1 per GB... said:
Why bother upgrading/buying new ram when you ganna upgrade like in couple of years where there's ganna be new memory and better ones... RAM is ganna be like cheaper like probably $1 per GB...

I make good money on my cast-off hardware. My family, friends and colleagues know that they can get a good system from me after one of my complete-system upgrades.
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August 12, 2011 2:04:34 AM

LOL, ok than, if you can afford the RAM, than get the 1.25v because it's ganna be impressive with ultra low voltage with high speed, but you can lower timing by yourself lower and it'll probably get to 8-8-8-24 or lower and so on...
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