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Memory: Which is the better buy and more reliable?

I'm stuck between Crucial and Corsair. I am upgrading my 4GB to 8GB DDR3.

Crucial seems to have solid reviews....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-347&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

But this Corsair is a really good deal... I think... I just want to know what you guys think.
http://www.frys.com/product/6906857#rebate

Thank you guys in advance. I heard the more simple the ram the better. I am not going to OC these just need a little more bump in my system.
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  1. Well I don't know about a correlation between simple and 'better', better depends on the IC, Frequncy per CAS, Voltage, etc.

    Between the (2) two listed the Corsair CML8GX3M2A1333C9 is both a better deal and a better kit.

    It depends critically on both your CPU and OS. OS is simple you'll need a 64-bit OS to access >4GB of RAM. The CPU and MOBO can also limit RAM density and support.

    Q - What CPU?
    Q - What MOBO?
    Q - What OS?

    Windows limits - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx
  2. CPU - AMD (not sure which one exactly... just know it's a dual core.)
    Mobo - BIOSTAR N68S3+ AM3 NVIDIA MCP68S Micro ATX AMD
    OS - Windows 7 64 bit
  3. Best answer
    BIOSTAR N68S3+ - http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=506
    Support Dual Channel DDR3 800/1066/1333(supported by CPU model) MHz
    2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
    Max. Supports up to 8GB Memory

    Get the Corsair CML8GX3M2A1333C9 and you should be good! :)
  4. Best answer selected by neilbabyy.
  5. Thank you for taking the time to answer, I just didn't want to pick it due to price.
    If all works out I will be writing how it went.

    jaquith said:
    BIOSTAR N68S3+ - http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en-us/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=506
    Support Dual Channel DDR3 800/1066/1333(supported by CPU model) MHz
    2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
    Max. Supports up to 8GB Memory

    Get the Corsair CML8GX3M2A1333C9 and you should be good! :)
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