Closed How different are sticks of RAM and what is the best? Tags: Corsair DDR3 RAM Memory Last response: June 20, 2012 2:12 AM in Memory Share Tokamocha June 15, 2012 8:25:51 PM Hello, I want to buy a set of DDR3 RAM sticks that equal to 16 GB. when I was shopping around I noticed that there were many different timings and numbers that varied within the same sizes of RAM. My question is what specs make RAM better or worse, and what is a good deal? If anyone has any advice on the exact model of RAM that you think is good, or can explain all the terms, such as unbuffered, ECC, etc, that would be great. Thanks More about : sticks ram Best solution rolli59 a c 231 } Memory June 15, 2012 9:25:13 PM Share It really depends on what system you are going to put it in but most people buy 1600MHz 1.5 volt ram with CL9 or 8. Some systems will not go past 1333MHz others will go higher than 1600. Raiddinn a b } Memory June 15, 2012 10:07:16 PM I would get CT2KIT51264BA1339 x 2 The top two things RAM related that I suggest paying attention to are the DOA rate as in having a broken stick (or more than one) and having to do configuration before it will work. Both those are absolutely limited with the above suggestion almost regardless of what setup you have. If your board can reach 16GBs, it can pretty much reach it that way just fine. ECC means error checking as in the RAM checks itself before doing things, which makes it much slower. It is only ever used for server systems. Non-ECC is good enough for everything else. Related resources Will different sized sticks affect dual channel mode? - Forum How to install 4 RAM sticks on a mobo with 6 slots? - Forum 2 sticks of ram in dual and 1 stick in single? - Forum Mixing two different g.skill ram sticks - same specs - Forum BSOD When 2 Sticks of RAM installed - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Tokamocha June 20, 2012 2:08:56 AM Best answer selected by Tokamocha. nikorr a c 146 } Memory June 20, 2012 2:12:50 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Number of sticks of RAM Forum What is the best 2 RAM sticks 16GB Or 4 RAM sticks 16GB Forum Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 - 2 x 2gb Ram = OK. + 2 sticks = Blue screens Forum Are two sticks of different sized ram compatible with each other? Forum Two different RAM speeds Forum 2 RAM sticks =Bluescreen Forum 2 vs 4 sticks of RAM ? Forum Combining RAM sticks ...can you help? Forum Problem with new RAM Sticks Forum Possible to mix and match ram sticks ? [DDR2-800] Forum "Reboot and select Proper boot device" Forum Anyone with 64 GB or 128 GB RAM build out there? Forum [Solved] Best Z77 Motherboard for Dual GPU Forum [Solved] 1333 RAM showing as 666.7 RAM? Forum [Solved] What motherboard for me? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !