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Made a mistake when ordering Corsair ram. Should I return and replace?

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January 14, 2012 3:54:17 PM

Well, it was bound to happen. I ordered 15 different PC parts yesterday, and in the process made an error in my order between two Corsair reference numbers. Unfortunately the one I ordered is the slower of the two reference numbers I was planning to get.

So, before I get into the whole process of returning the product through Amazon and getting another product in its place, I wanted to check with the esteemed community if I should even be bothered with it.

Essentially I wanted to order the Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4GB PC3-15000 1866 Mhz DDR3 ram with reference CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B.

Instead what I ordered was the Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4GB PC3-12800 1600 Mhz DDR3 ram with reference CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B.

Would I notice the difference in speed between the RAM?

Is it worth spending my time dropping the RAM off at the post to get it returned and getting the one I was initially planning to get?

Thanks for your advice!


PS> In case it makes any difference, here's the build:

OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel iCore 2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-Pro Gen 3
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 2x4 GB Ram
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce N560GTX Ti Hawk 1GB Graphics Card
Screen: Philips Moda 248C3LHSB
Hard Drive 1: Corsair GT 120 GB SSD Drive
Hard Drive 2: Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid Drive
Hard Drive 3: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Hard Drive
Home-Cinema System: Onkyo HT-S5405
PC Case: NZXT Phantom 410 PC Case
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow
PSU: Corsair AX850 Power Supply Unit
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-B123L DVD Burner / BluRay Player

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a c 347 } Memory
January 14, 2012 4:02:44 PM

On the SB / LGA 1155 there's no difference, DDR3-1600 CAS 8/9 is what I recommend; see ->
a b } Memory
January 14, 2012 4:12:43 PM

You would never see the difference between them. Just keep the ram you ordered.
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January 14, 2012 4:14:26 PM

Keep the 1600Mhz. You wouldn't notice the difference.
January 14, 2012 5:11:04 PM

Thanks guys! Wish I couls select all of your answers as best!

Glad I don't have to fret over all the administrative burden that would be incurred if I had had to do it the other way!
January 14, 2012 5:11:26 PM

Best answer selected by kimmetje.
a c 146 } Memory
January 15, 2012 12:24:23 AM

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