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August 31, 2011 6:50:26 AM

Hi all interesting scenario and I would like to see the opinions on this.

Of the two sets of memory, which would you take?

1] GSkill Sniper 1.25v F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 (2x4GB)

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2] GSkill RipJawsX 1.5v G.Skill F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM (2x4GB)

Thanks.

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August 31, 2011 2:37:59 PM

They run at different Voltages, what MB / CPU are you using? You are going to want to match the memory voltages to those that the CPU / MB run at properly.
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August 31, 2011 3:02:44 PM

itzdanielp said:
They run at different Voltages, what MB / CPU are you using? You are going to want to match the memory voltages to those that the CPU / MB run at properly.


Ah Sorry missed that.

Mobo: Biostar TZ68A+

CPU : Core i5 2500K
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a b } Memory
August 31, 2011 5:01:53 PM

2500K memory is set to 1.5V.

I would go with choice 2.

However, DDR3-1600 (12800) memory is not natively supported on your MB. You would have to OC the RAM up to the 1600MHz. Otherwise it will just ran at 1333.
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August 31, 2011 6:27:26 PM

itzdanielp said:
2500K memory is set to 1.5V.

I would go with choice 2.

However, DDR3-1600 (12800) memory is not natively supported on your MB. You would have to OC the RAM up to the 1600MHz. Otherwise it will just ran at 1333.


That is the hinderence in this, that the RAM will need to be oc'd up, but just a question, if the Sniper has lower voltage and the same output, would that not be better than 1.5v and needing to be oc'd. The voltages on the Sniper vs that of the RipJaws would be lower after being oc'd.
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August 31, 2011 6:51:24 PM

Good point... That might be better?
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August 31, 2011 7:28:20 PM

The memory controller is built into the CPU, not the motherboard & the i5 supports up to DDR3-1333 unless it's overclocked.
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