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February 5, 2012 11:18:37 AM

Hello,


Was given info by local merchant and wanted to check? They said Corsair Vengeance was hard to overclock and unreliable with my build.

They suggested G skill Ram however the actual detail of the component they did not include so I was wondering if some kind soul could tell me which 16GB G.Skill ram would be compatible with my build

I'm after the 2133mhz I think

1 x 19040211 - AMD FX Series FX-8150 Black Edition Processor - Eight-Core - 3.6 GHz (Turbo Core boost up to 4.20 GHz) - 8MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache - 125W - 32nm - Zambezi - Socket AM3+ (FD8150FRGUBOX)

1 x 28010753 - ASUS Crosshair V Formula ThunderBolt Motherboard - AMD Socket AM3+ - AMD 990FX/SB950 Chipset - 4x DDR3-2133 - 4x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1 & 1x PCI - 7x SATA3 - 1x eSATA - SupremeFX X-Fi 2 8 Channel Audio - CrossFireX & SLI - 6x USB3.0 & 12x USB2.0 - Gigabit LAN - ATX


1 x 42060670 - ASUS Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - GDDR5 2048MB 256Bit VRAM - 890 / 5500MHz Clock - PCIe 2.1 - 2x DVI & 4x Display Port - CrossFireX Ready - DirectX 11 & OpenGL 4.1 (EAH6970/DCII/2DI4S/2GD5)

SO far I was thinking

1 x 37140968 - G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB(4x 4GB) Quad Channel Memory Kit - PC3 - DDR3-2133 / PC3 17000 - 240-pin DIMM - Unbuffered - Non-ECC - CL 9-11-10-28-2N (F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH)

instead of the
1 x 37140946 - Corsair Vengeance Quad Channel DDR3 Memory Kit - 16GB (4x4GB) - 1866MHz With Headroom To Allow Overclocking - CL9 Latency - 1.5V - Intel XMP 1.3 Support - Designed For Use With All Motherboards With Quad DDR3 Memory Channels - Compatible With Intel and AMD Dual Channel DDR3 Platforms (CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R)

I originally intended

Thank you for you help!
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February 5, 2012 12:04:25 PM

I'd stick with Corsair. Never failed on me.
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February 5, 2012 1:52:32 PM

G-skill, corsair, mushkin, kingston, patriot are all reputable brand with lifetime warranty.

I have heard A LOT of issues with Vengeance lately so I would probably take their advice.
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February 5, 2012 5:03:13 PM

Why would you want to put quad channel memory in a dual channel MB? I know it says it is compatable but why not get dual channel ram? What will the computer be used for?
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February 7, 2012 3:11:02 AM

Hey

I don't know much about ram I was hoping someone could just point me in the direction of a specific part so that I don't buy any troubles. This computer will probably be only used for games but as I may have need for video editing or graphic work I wanted to make sure I had enough ram to handle it just in case.
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February 7, 2012 3:20:21 AM

geekapproved said:
G-skill, corsair, mushkin, kingston, patriot are all reputable brand with lifetime warranty.

I have heard A LOT of issues with Vengeance lately so I would probably take their advice.

Now, where did u hear that?
Always post it with a link.

Just reading the discussions on Tom's and I don't see any A LOT of the RAM problem, not to mention the Vengeance series : )
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February 7, 2012 4:22:25 AM

If the Pc is to be mainly used for gaming then you wouldn't need more than 8gb and depending on how much you will actually use it for video editing and or graphics work that would determine if you want to go for 16gb.
I'm playing MW3 and with the resource monitor open on another screen it says that I'm using a total of 5 to 6 gb of ram. That's with other things open and using memory as well.
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February 7, 2012 1:01:57 PM

I'm hoping for suggestions as to what to buy really, I'd prefer 16gb and non vengeance, any idea's I'm wanting what best matches the mobo and performance.
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February 7, 2012 1:06:34 PM

Goregasm said:
I'm hoping for suggestions as to what to buy really, I'd prefer 16gb and non vengeance, any idea's I'm wanting what best matches the mobo and performance.


G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL
$89.99 + FREE SHIPPING


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 9, 2012 7:48:37 PM

Goregasm said:
Hello,


Was given info by local merchant and wanted to check? They said Corsair Vengeance was hard to overclock and unreliable with my build.

They suggested G skill Ram however the actual detail of the component they did not include so I was wondering if some kind soul could tell me which 16GB G.Skill ram would be compatible with my build

I'm after the 2133mhz I think

1 x 19040211 - AMD FX Series FX-8150 Black Edition Processor - Eight-Core - 3.6 GHz (Turbo Core boost up to 4.20 GHz) - 8MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache - 125W - 32nm - Zambezi - Socket AM3+ (FD8150FRGUBOX)

1 x 28010753 - ASUS Crosshair V Formula ThunderBolt Motherboard - AMD Socket AM3+ - AMD 990FX/SB950 Chipset - 4x DDR3-2133 - 4x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1 & 1x PCI - 7x SATA3 - 1x eSATA - SupremeFX X-Fi 2 8 Channel Audio - CrossFireX & SLI - 6x USB3.0 & 12x USB2.0 - Gigabit LAN - ATX


1 x 42060670 - ASUS Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - GDDR5 2048MB 256Bit VRAM - 890 / 5500MHz Clock - PCIe 2.1 - 2x DVI & 4x Display Port - CrossFireX Ready - DirectX 11 & OpenGL 4.1 (EAH6970/DCII/2DI4S/2GD5)

SO far I was thinking

1 x 37140968 - G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB(4x 4GB) Quad Channel Memory Kit - PC3 - DDR3-2133 / PC3 17000 - 240-pin DIMM - Unbuffered - Non-ECC - CL 9-11-10-28-2N (F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH)

instead of the
1 x 37140946 - Corsair Vengeance Quad Channel DDR3 Memory Kit - 16GB (4x4GB) - 1866MHz With Headroom To Allow Overclocking - CL9 Latency - 1.5V - Intel XMP 1.3 Support - Designed For Use With All Motherboards With Quad DDR3 Memory Channels - Compatible With Intel and AMD Dual Channel DDR3 Platforms (CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R)

I originally intended

Thank you for you help!


I just built a HEX Core sytem with the Corsair 16 GB Vengance kit (1600's - C9) and just over clocked them and nothing went wrong and the system is stable. But my motherboard is a M5A99X EVO. The processor is a 1055T Phenom II AMD, it's default speed is 2.8 and it's running 3.3 in turbo. Some people say it can run 4.0 Ghz but I don't have the proper cooling solution. I am happy with the way it is right now. So, I am saying Corsair's are fine in my opinion.
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February 9, 2012 8:00:29 PM

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
$89.99 and free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL
$89.99 and free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To be honest I have had both Corsair and G.Skill and they are pretty much both the same , you can't go wrong with either one so flip a coin and call it.
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