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February 10, 2012 2:25:02 AM

I currently have 4GB of DDR3-1333 in my ASRock H61M-VS motherboard. H61 cannot set anything above DDR-1333.

I'm considering an upgrade to 8 GB, and see two 8 GB kits the same price:

Kit 1:
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory. $36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Timing is 9-9-9-24, and this will obviously drop right in, replacing my current Mushkin RAM.


Kit 2:
Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory: $36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Timing is an identical 9-9-9-24.

questions: How reliable is Pareema RAM?

Assuming Pareema is reliable, I assume I could downclock the 1600 to 1333 at tighter timings? (say CAS8) without much difficulty?
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February 10, 2012 2:51:31 AM

I have never heard of Pareema and if you were to put that ram into that motherboard it would automaticly be clocked at 1333mhz and you would then have to manually adjust the timings in the bios to what you want. Provided Pareema ram lets you do that.
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February 10, 2012 3:45:21 AM

You really shouldn't be playing around with the RAM. You should just get this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A reliable brand with better timings. It has slightly lower speeds but many months ago I read an article stating that DDR2 800, DDR3 1066, and 1333 do not make any performance boosts.
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February 10, 2012 3:56:16 AM

Hmmmmmmmm
Pareema Technology Co.,Ltd
It's a baby, really it's come into being only last year. Though they seem to have the lowest costing products, but, I have this feeling that they are targeting the OEMs more than the average consumer.
They still have a long way to go to prove reliability let alone OC reliability. But I think it's upto us to prove that they are reliable right?
Being Vets, Addicts and regulars, I think this is a good time to experiment.
Especially since you're not using an Asus Board, it would be , or actually give us quiet an insight to those RAM modules.

And yes, assuming the RAM functions upto atleast Basic standards, then you should be able to change the clock speeds pretty easily.
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February 10, 2012 11:47:59 AM

e56: you must have missed the other RAM in my original post, which was sa G.Skill DDR3-1333 for the same $36.99. Why would I pay $3 more for slower RAM?
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February 10, 2012 1:10:59 PM

Maybe because he 'feels' you're still a Newcomer?? :) 
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February 10, 2012 10:12:02 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
e56: you must have missed the other RAM in my original post, which was sa G.Skill DDR3-1333 for the same $36.99. Why would I pay $3 more for slower RAM?

It's not slower. It has better timings than the RAM you linked me so it will balance out.
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February 11, 2012 1:44:27 AM

no, no it doesn't. speed > timings.
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February 11, 2012 3:26:29 AM

E56img please explain, how is Gskill 1333MHz@1.5V CAS9 better than Kingston 1333MHZ@1.5V CAS7 in anyway other than the fancy Heatspreaders which are actually not required on it and maybe more essential for a lower set of timings...
Or than just accept a mistake....
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February 11, 2012 11:42:44 PM

alyoshka said:
E56img please explain, how is Gskill 1333MHz@1.5V CAS9 better than Kingston 1333MHZ@1.5V CAS7 in anyway other than the fancy Heatspreaders which are actually not required on it and maybe more essential for a lower set of timings...
Or than just accept a mistake....

Don't you mean Kingston better than G.Skill? Anyways, I'm just saying that it could be safer to just not mess around with the settings. I didn't even pay attention to the heatspreaders until you mentioned it.

If you think I'm wrong, sorry. I accepted my mistake.
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February 12, 2012 2:37:46 AM

yeah, I meant it the other way round.... typo... mixed up the pics actually.... :(  my mistake...
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February 12, 2012 2:46:37 AM

WOW.... I just made a massive mess up..... I must actually remove my posts because of the messed up comparison.... but what's said is said....

Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3N7K2/8G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is Inferior and more expensive that the
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is what I actually meant....
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February 21, 2012 1:00:23 PM

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February 21, 2012 1:49:56 PM

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