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Difference between Trident and Ripjaws ram?

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May 11, 2012 7:25:05 AM

So I'm building up a new ivy bridge build and my mobo can support up to 2600MHz RAM. It's only $50 extra dollars for these sets vs DDR3 1600 so why not, even if it has very little real world performance boost. Am curious what the actual difference is between these though, or if I would have any issues with a cooler such as Noctua DH-14 or Coolermaster 212+ / Evo

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a c 95 } Memory
May 11, 2012 4:40:32 PM

The difference is in the chips. The extreme performance Trident X series will perform tremendously over the standard RipJaws DDR3-1600. You're talking 1000MHz (effective) between the two, so that's quite a difference.

No issues with CPU coolers. For the Trident X, you can remove the fins and they will fit like normal memory.

Thank you
May 11, 2012 5:09:28 PM

The Ripjaws Z comes in a DDR3 2400 model as well, is there any difference besides the removable heatsink for the 2400 Ripjaws Z and the Trident X?
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May 11, 2012 8:08:12 PM

Probably better for overclocking to lower CAS?
a c 95 } Memory
May 14, 2012 4:23:35 PM

Since specs are the same, performance will roughly be the same.

Though some times PCB and/or chips can slightly differ.

Thank you
a c 146 } Memory
June 29, 2012 11:24:10 PM

Best answer selected by Nikorr.
a c 146 } Memory
June 29, 2012 11:33:51 PM

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