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June 13, 2012 6:29:35 AM

Hi,

I've got 2 questions about RAM.

The first one:
Does somebody know some cheap 1600MHz CAS9 RAM 8GB? (For around the 40-50 euros)

The second one:
I already have 4GB installed which is of a different time (same clock and timings) but will they work. I know they won't go dual channel but will my system start?

Kind regards, Merccy

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a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 6:37:13 AM

Well, u need to post the CPU, than its the right place to ask what RAM : )

Also, post link to that RAM.
June 13, 2012 6:39:09 AM

CPU: i7-2600K
Motherboard: Sabertooth P67 rev 3.0
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CAS9
Graphics card: GTX570 Direct CUI II
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June 13, 2012 6:41:38 AM

Hmmmm The cheapers that i found so far are the G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Why are the RAM prices increasing lol 4 months ago i bought 8GB Corsair vengeance for 40 euros
a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 6:47:29 AM

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile.
And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 6:48:12 AM

Or...


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

June 13, 2012 6:54:25 AM

Wow Thanks, you are right. I use 2 fans on my cooler and can only fit in 3 ram sticks because 1 was/is blocked. At the moment i am looking at this one CML8GX3M2A1600C9B. I can get it for 48 euros. Another question for you. My motherboard got a layout like this: A1-B1-A2-B2, the current ram stick is in B1 can i put it in A2 (without using A1) So the ram can run dual channel in B1-B2
a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 7:06:06 AM

Recommended memory configurations

A2 + B2
a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 7:08:17 AM

a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 7:09:48 AM

I am using the blue edition, works fine and using it as a RAM disc too.
June 13, 2012 8:10:17 AM

Oh yeah but i named the slots wrong haha, But is it possible to use A2-B2 with the new 2 sticks of ram and B1 for the other one??
a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 8:12:32 AM

How many sticks are we talking about?
June 13, 2012 8:22:21 AM

i already have 1 4GB stick. (which is not the same as the one you listed). And the 2 sticks of the corsair vengeance low profile
June 13, 2012 8:25:45 AM

So 3
a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 8:32:44 AM

What is the stick?
Link...

It may not be compatible.

Should not mix, if it is not the same model.

Should be the same voltage 1.5V !!!
June 13, 2012 8:35:49 AM

It is the same voltage (range 1.5 to 1.5) I dont have a link but this is the number: CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (it were 2 sticks but 1 is broken)
a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 8:40:16 AM

Than, its all good.
June 13, 2012 8:42:00 AM

Thanks i will install the ram friday :)  i will post a message how it is working ty :) 

Oh one question: can they run dual channel mode? If i put the 2 low profile sticks in A-1 and B-1 and the other stick in A-2 (So that the 2 low profile will run dual channel and the other not) is that possible
a c 146 } Memory
June 13, 2012 8:46:01 AM

It will run in the flex mode, but its nothing to be worry about.

U wouldn't be able to tell in the real life, only benchmark could show something : )
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