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June 13, 2012 7:10:15 PM


All things being equal...

mushkin silverline. 8gb. 1333. Cas 9 (model # 992018 )

...or...

corsair xms. (model # CMX8GX3M1A1333C9) with same specs. and why ???

thx guys.


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a c 347 } Memory
June 13, 2012 7:23:56 PM

While I like Corsair, I don't like nor recommend the XMS series (actually I'd opt for the Value kits first). Between the (2) the Mushkin. Most importantly, I never recommend a single stick of RAM. If you have a Dual Channel MOBO then purchase a kit especially where 8GB/stick density is concerned.

Cheap 2x8GB kits - Corsair CMV16GX3M2A1333C9 or Mushkin Model 997018 ; 6 of 1.
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June 13, 2012 7:29:45 PM

My machine is a mix of Mushkin an Corsair products, they are both excellent. With that said, I usually recommend Corsair Vengeance low-profile DDR3 ram for desktop use
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June 13, 2012 7:31:40 PM

Right !!!

Thank you.

Actually the availability of more than one stick of xms is currently limited on newegg and four channel kits are unavailable for the mushkin, however; I think I can get away with purchasing four pairs of the mushkin for my needs... your thoughts ???
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June 13, 2012 7:38:28 PM

Pinhedd said:
My machine is a mix of Mushkin an Corsair products, they are both excellent. With that said, I usually recommend Corsair Vengeance low-profile DDR3 ram for desktop use



I did notice the vengeance LP and liked it because it was a bit faster, however the CAS is 10 or 11 versus Mushkins 9.

I have been told that when going from one speed to the next, (ie. 1330 to 16 to 18), there is only a 2% increase, but I am unsure of what the overall performance of the RAM is when comparing the latencies.

Would you say it was more important to step up from 13 to 16 or keep a tighter latency say from 10 to 9 ???

Thx.
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June 13, 2012 7:40:59 PM

I'm currently using Mushkin. My first time with this brand.

All the major memory brands are good, they all use the same chips from a few different manufacturers and they all offer lifetime warranty.
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June 13, 2012 7:43:18 PM

Honestly I like the G.Skill memory great for the price.
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a c 347 } Memory
June 13, 2012 7:48:55 PM

Pinhedd said:
My machine is a mix of Mushkin an Corsair products, they are both excellent. With that said, I usually recommend Corsair Vengeance low-profile DDR3 ram for desktop use

Your sig/rig - "32gb Mushkin DDR3-2133"

My rig - 32GB DDR3L-1600MHz (CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9G) "Vengeance"


XMS has been a major source of problems in this forum - in total contrast Dominator (incl Platinum) or Vengeance are very good.

Interesting flip-flop...
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June 13, 2012 7:52:33 PM

andrewcarr said:
Honestly I like the G.Skill memory great for the price.




G skill was one of my first picks when I first got started with this build, unfortunately I have heard many reports of aftermarket cpu fans having clearance problems with mobos that have RAM on both sides of the board, if and only if, one uses modules with the extra high heat spreaders or fins.

Since Intel does not include any cooling solutions for their 2011, I am relegated to an aftermarket cooling solution... eh, prob for the best anyway.

thx
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June 13, 2012 7:57:34 PM

jaquith said:
Your sig/rig - "32gb Mushkin DDR3-2133"

My rig - 32GB DDR3L-1600MHz (CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9G) "Vengeance"


XMS has been a major source of problems in this forum - in total contrast Dominator (incl Platinum) or Vengeance are very good.

Interesting flip-flop...



thank you !

I think you just made the decision for me.

I think the only other BEST option would be to go with the new crucial ballistic at around 80 bucks a wack, but that's a bit outta the budget. Would be nice to have a CAS 8 though, aye?
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June 13, 2012 8:01:12 PM

You have to remember you're comparing Prices vs CAS Timings -- in 8GB/stick density. Normal for DDR3-1333 8GB/stick is CAS 9 and DDR3-1600 8GB/stick CAS 10.

Q - What MOBO and CPU?
Q - Why 8GB/stick? i.e. What's the purpose?
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June 13, 2012 8:25:17 PM

But G.Skill have the low profile series and the highest ones are only 40mm which clear most every cooler.
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a c 347 } Memory
June 13, 2012 8:40:36 PM

So far the only recommendations have been low-profile.

For kits (_x8GB) I often recommend Mushkin Enhanced Blackline (low-profile).
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