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March 9, 2012 8:12:13 AM

hi there , ive just got myselt a new core i5 2500k sandy bridge cpu and like a twit i just assoomed it was compatible with my motherboard, well how so wrong was i, but any way am going to get a asus z68 pro /gen 3 motherboard, but here's is the question, what is the diffrence between ram cards i ve been lookin at the:

corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit (kit of 2)
G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz CL9 8GB DIMM Memory Module (Kit of 2)

they all seem to be the same speed with the exceptence that the gskill- is a bigger card (8gb single) and the corsair ive seen in a lot of places

but mmo champion mentions 8GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ripjaw Series (9-9-9-24) Dual Channel kit for Intel LGA1156/AM3
for the asus z68 pro/gen 3 motherboard but thats a lGA 1155



Thankyou for the help

if there any you would recommend instead am all ear's

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a c 241 } Memory
March 9, 2012 12:20:17 PM

You will want 2 module kit for dual channel! Just as long as they are DDR3 and have a voltage of 1.5volts they will work with LGA1155. All the brands you mention are good and I would select between them on price.
a b } Memory
March 9, 2012 12:40:40 PM

G.Skill is pretty legit, i haven't used anything else over the past 3 years...

I would go with an 8GB or 16 GB kit, 1600MHz seems to be the sweet spot. Don't worry about CL timings, you can always manually drop those...
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