Running G.Skill DDR3 1866 @ 1600, efficently, possible?

So this RAM is $10 off with a coupon.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460


As far as I understand, running RAM higher than 1600mhz isn't practical.

My question is, if I purchase this RAM that runs at 1866mhz at 1.5v, could I underclock this to 1600mhz and tighten the timings to run as efficient as this RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Or should I not even bother and get the Ripjaws X? The only reason I am contemplating this is because G.Skill does not offer this RAM at 2x4gb IN BLACK! :sweat: I don't want to run anything higher or lower than 1.5v, unless it within a 5% difference, since this is what Intel recommends.
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  1. supermade said:
    So this RAM is $10 off with a coupon.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

    As far as I understand, running RAM higher than 1600mhz isn't practical.

    My question is, if I purchase this RAM that runs at 1866mhz at 1.5v, could I underclock this to 1600mhz and tighten the timings to run as efficient as this RAM:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Or should I not even bother and get the Ripjaws X? The only reason I am contemplating this is because G.Skill does not offer this RAM at 2x4gb IN BLACK! :sweat: I don't want to run anything higher or lower than 1.5v, unless it within a 5% difference, since this is what Intel recommends.

    They are good RAM sticks, and yes u can under clock,

    in fact the mobo will do it for u : )

    They are Intel XMP certified +1.5V and will run @ 1600 no problem.
  2. nikorr,

    I was actually just looking at your post in a thread that was placed just before this one. I also went on Newegg to pull the black Corsair Vengeance Low-Profile RAM.

    I got to say, I'm more of a Corsair guy because of empirical evidence, but I was looking at G.Skill because it seems to me that's what many people are doing that O.C.

    This is my first build, just got everything yesterday, except for the RAM.

    I do not want to enable XMP because I want to manually set timings on my own.

    Which out of the three would you recommend?

    i7 2600k
    Asus P8Z68 V-Pro/GEN 3
  3. nikorr,

    I just read another one of your post. Recommendation of Corsair RAM 99% of the time, did it for me. Thanks.
  4. Any of them. They are great. Manual control - sure thing.

    I have the Corsair one and run it @ 4.5GHz + 1600MHz and all is fine : ))
  5. Corsair makes great RAM, I never had a bad stick : )) Yet.... Knock on the wood.
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