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.
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...