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Vengeance, RipJaws, other relatively expensive memory

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December 5, 2011 6:51:17 AM

So, I'm about to upgrade my memory to DDR3 (my mobo supports it, don't worry. :D ) and I wonder if it's worth spending the extra money (actually, twice the price of the "normal" sticks) on models of one of those series' of memory like Vengeance, RipJaws and Team Xtreme.

I am going to overclock the CPU, but not the memory. It's for gaming, and I'll be buying 8GB of memory (2x4GB).
December 5, 2011 7:39:12 AM

I like these, as they can OC very well (have a set in my ITX i5 build, at 1866), are fairly cheap, and run stable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$42 GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (Tested as 1500C9 & 1600MHz tested as 1700C9, XMP)
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December 5, 2011 8:10:50 AM

Get Vengeance, it's nice and stable memory...
I got 12GB...:p 
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December 5, 2011 8:18:00 AM

I think it worths the upgrade since ram is so cheap nowdays. You won´t regret spending the extra money. So go for it, but make sure to get a ram kit that is supported by your motherboard and cpu requirements.
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December 5, 2011 8:44:19 AM

yonyz said:
So, I'm about to upgrade my memory to DDR3 (my mobo supports it, don't worry. :D ) and I wonder if it's worth spending the extra money (actually, twice the price of the "normal" sticks) on models of one of those series' of memory like Vengeance, RipJaws and Team Xtreme.

I am going to overclock the CPU, but not the memory. It's for gaming, and I'll be buying 8GB of memory (2x4GB).


If you're overclocking then you'll want better spec memory that is stable and functions with higher OCs. If you weren't overclocking then I would say not to focus on dumping cash towards a possible 0 to 3% noticeable overall speed increase and instead put the money towards your GPU, CPU, more RAM or an SSD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-speed-tests,180...
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December 6, 2011 6:36:49 PM

woshitudou said:
If you're overclocking then you'll want better spec memory that is stable and functions with higher OCs. If you weren't overclocking then I would say not to focus on dumping cash towards a possible 0 to 3% noticeable overall speed increase and instead put the money towards your GPU, CPU, more RAM or an SSD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-speed-tests,180...

So if I OC the CPU, not the memory, I need better (more stable) memory?

IH8U, I'm not from the US and NEWEGG do not ship outside of it.

jemm, my CPU is a Q6600 and my motherboard is a GA-P35C-DS3R (yes, P35 chipset, but with 2 DDR3 slots in addition to the 4 DDR2 slots).
What 8GB kit would you recommend, guys?
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