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Which is better?

Total: 8 votes (3 blank votes)

  • CORSAIR Vengeance
  • 60 %
  • G.SKILL Sniper
  • 0 %
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Series
  • 20 %
  • Other (respond)
  • 20 %
December 15, 2011 1:18:32 AM

I was just wondering which RAM stick is better.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Or is there one that's even better?
Thanks!

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a b } Memory
December 15, 2011 1:20:30 AM

DDR3 1600 is always faster than DDR3 1333... if that's what you mean by better.
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December 15, 2011 1:38:54 AM

Yes, but the heatsinks are big, so if you have an aftermarket CPU cooler that extends over one of the RAM slots it might not fit.
a b } Memory
December 15, 2011 1:42:45 AM

More than likely, although those humongoid heat syncs on the memory sticks might be a problem depending on the CPU cooler you are using. And your memory slots look like they are close together. Sometimes slots that close won't accept double sided (DS) RAM. To be absolutely sure there's no issues with memory, it's always best to try to use the tested memory on the board's QVL:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme...
a b } Memory
December 15, 2011 1:59:39 AM

It's hard to tell without measuring. Unless you have some reason for purchasing those particular sticks of memory, you may want to find something a bit less huge. Personally, unless you just like the looks, I prefer un-covered memory sticks; no shrouds... uhh... heat syncs.
December 15, 2011 2:03:00 AM

Probably not dude, I have the a70 cpu cooler, one of the 120 mm fans covers two ram slots.

I have g skill sniper ram and that ram barely fits under the fan and it took some effort.

You could opt for a pull config with your cpu cooler, or you could opt for low profile ram and be done with it, and never have to worry.

to be honest I don't know how necessary heatsinks are for ram, but they do look cool.
December 15, 2011 2:03:07 AM

Haha shrouds. What would you recommend?
December 15, 2011 2:11:22 AM

well, hell nikorr if low profile ram wont work, i guess he has to opt for ram with no heat spreaders.

a c 146 } Memory
December 15, 2011 2:13:51 AM

thesnappyfingers said:
well, hell nikorr if low profile ram wont work, i guess he has to opt for ram with no heat spreaders.

Well, that's what I am saying too.
December 15, 2011 2:15:04 AM

Wait so the one I linked to is good? or bad? Im a noob
a c 146 } Memory
December 15, 2011 2:17:11 AM

jcarbelbide said:
Wait so the one I linked to is good? or bad? Im a noob

I'd say yes, it fits.
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