I'm upgrading my gaming system, I bought the Asus Gen3 Pro Board (socket 1155). I was going over the approved RAM list on the motherboard's website and saw few choices; I was leaning toward GSKILL and Corsair. I also checked Corsair's list and GSKILL. I also saw a earlier post that if it was between those 2 companies; go with Corsair.
Cosair has 16GB kit 4x4GB and it's on the approved list on Corsair's site. I couldn't find the Asus Pro Gen3 board on GSKILL (says not found). I read in a earlier post that it's best to get a whole kit and not 2 kits. Is there a general rule concerning Latency and CAS? The higher the better? Lower is better? The Corsair kit CAS is 9.
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just looking for the same brand and model isnt doin it...
problem: if you buy 2 separate kits, it can happen that 2 different sets of chips can be found.
(manufacturer switched brand/model of the chip and you happen to get one kit from the new and one from an older batch).
example: i can have two "identical" kits (make/model/speed), but the chips ONBOARD the module can be from different companys.
if you only gonna use "stock"-performacne no problem, but with OCing or tweaking timings/voltage, it can be a big factor.
to be safe: check for "matching" serial etc., since kits from the same batch are running similar numbers...