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Gskill Ripjaws (4gb x 2) CL7 1600

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August 13, 2012 2:32:32 PM

guys..currently i have a Gskill Ares 1866mhz (4gb x 2) CL9 (9-10-9-28)

is it ok if i replace it with Gskill Ripjaws 1600mhz (4gb x 2) CL7 (7-8-7-24)

or should i stick with my Ares?

BTW its Ripjaws only.. not Ripjaws X.. i think its the old model of Ripjaw..
a b } Memory
August 13, 2012 2:42:48 PM

Keep your Ares.
August 14, 2012 3:20:39 AM

ok.. but the Ripjaw has a faster timing..

why keep my ares?
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a b } Memory
August 14, 2012 3:32:57 AM

Most likely you can downclock it and set it to the same timings at the g.skill when running at 1600
August 14, 2012 1:45:05 PM

wow!.. can u teach me how? please?

i run my Ares @ 1866mhz - 1.6v - (9-10-9-28)

can u teach me how to use it with its potential?? please please???
August 14, 2012 2:02:12 PM

hmm.. if i downclock it to 1600mhz.. and change the timing to (7-8-7-24)..
should i adjust the voltage? btw the default voltage is 1.5v, I increased it to 1.6v because i maxed it with 1866mhz thats what labeled on my Ares..
but the default in bios is 1600mhz only.. so i maxed it out,,
August 14, 2012 2:28:02 PM

hey man.. liked what u said.. i downclock it to:
7-8-7-24 RAM Timing..
running @ 1.5v

but it failed..
i got blue screen.. saying "Dumping Physical Memory"
then it restarted to the Bios Splash Screen.. so i returned my original settings..

Why did it happen?? Whats wrong?
a b } Memory
August 14, 2012 2:49:01 PM

Use the voltage that's labeled on your Ares for both settings and don't be afraid to do a little higher than that, maybe 1.65 or 1.7, those sticks were made to be overclocked.

What processor are you using BTW? If you're using an intel CPU don't go over 1.65v, AMD CPU's are fine with a little higher voltage.
August 14, 2012 3:26:38 PM

ah so its lacking of volts thats why i got blue screen..

my CPU is AMD FX4100..

which is faster?..
1866mhz 9-10-9-28
1600mhz 7-8-7-24??
August 14, 2012 3:50:22 PM

so theres no point of changing my ram timings?

what configuration can u suggest to me?

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a b } Memory
August 14, 2012 4:02:28 PM

I suggest to keep your ares at it's default settings, if you want to upgrade some then get another pair of that same kit.
August 14, 2012 4:06:31 PM

thanks a lot man! =)
August 14, 2012 4:08:34 PM

Best answer selected by 19nero68.