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Which of these RAM's should I use on my new Gaming PC?

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March 13, 2011 10:19:14 PM

Hello :hello:  , I would like to know whether to use this 1333 G Skill Ripjaws Ram @ 9-9-9-24 Timing or the 1600 ripjaws

The mobo is said to support DDR3 1800(OC)/1333/1066 but i heard you can easily use 1600 & OC/set it back to 1600, i would like to know which would be best

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MOBO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
1333 Ram: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
1600 Ram: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...



Any Help is greatly appreciated. :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
March 13, 2011 11:14:42 PM
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Hello wheelzz;

Either one will be fine. Plenty of DDR3 1600 memory on the GA-880GMA-UD2H's RAM QVL list.
http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_ga-880gma-ud2h.pdf
March 14, 2011 1:03:52 AM

Thank You, What is QVL?(Sorry this is my first build)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2011 4:55:27 AM

Qualified Vendors List (QVL) for GA-880GMA-UD2H

Initially the motherboard will choose to run the RAM at 1333.
To get the RAM to 1600 means you'll be overclocking.
Follow the advice in the G.Skill forum.

Any increase in performance will be more a result of overclocking the CPU than changes in the RAM settings alone.
March 14, 2011 12:14:45 PM

WR2 said:
Qualified Vendors List (QVL) for GA-880GMA-UD2H

Initially the motherboard will choose to run the RAM at 1333.
To get the RAM to 1600 means you'll be overclocking.
Follow the advice in the G.Skill forum.

Any increase in performance will be more a result of overclocking the CPU than changes in the RAM settings alone.

Thank you, i know it wont make much of a difference in system perforemance but will using the 1600 ram clocked at 1600 make much of a difference in ram performance & rating over that 1333 ram?

And on that list i dont see any ddr3 1600?

a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2011 12:26:36 PM

There were like 20-30 DDR3 1600 RAM sets listed. The DDR3 1600 header was on the first page and the RAM sets were at the top of the 2nd page.

The 1600 RAM will probably run 1333 CL8 or even CL7 if you tighten the timings.
And it will OC easily to ... 1600 or more depending on how you OC your system.
But it won't make much of a difference over the 1333 RAM.
March 14, 2011 3:00:17 PM

WR2 said:
There were like 20-30 DDR3 1600 RAM sets listed. The DDR3 1600 header was on the first page and the RAM sets were at the top of the 2nd page.

The 1600 RAM will probably run 1333 CL8 or even CL7 if you tighten the timings.
And it will OC easily to ... 1600 or more depending on how you OC your system.
But it won't make much of a difference over the 1333 RAM.

Thank You Very Much :) 

So when i OC it to 1600 i can have it run at its native 9-9-9-24 timing right?
a b 4 Gaming
March 14, 2011 3:04:29 PM

Hopefully you can even do a bit better with tighter timings.
March 14, 2011 4:06:45 PM

WR2 said:
Hopefully you can even do a bit better with tighter timings.

Thank you, one more question.

if i use that 1333 will i have to change anything? and what would be a good speed to tighten the 1600 too?

so i guess that was essentially 2 questions.
March 15, 2011 2:44:42 PM

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