Solved Ripjaw X 1600 vs 1866 Tags: Memory DDR3 SDRAM Desktops Product Last response: October 1, 2012 8:50 PM in Memory Share cpokey26 October 1, 2012 7:20:57 PM I had originally picked out G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL to go in a AM3+(ASRock 970 Extreme 4)/ AMD FX4170 However, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL on sale for the same price. Any reason I shouldn't go ahead and get the 1866 over the 1600? Looks like I would have to OC either of them anyway... Thanks More about : ripjaw 1600 1866 Best solution jaquith a c 347 } Memory October 1, 2012 8:23:02 PM Actually the DDR3-1600 kit is $5 less, but the F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL should be fine on an FX CPU. Simply adjust the Frequency & CAS Timings and you're good either way; there's very (very) little differences. Nice article - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-ddr3-over... Regarding the 'OC' - actually no you won't need to OC, the FX native frequency is DDR3-1866 - on a non-FX AMD then yes you'd need to OC. Share mubin a b } Memory October 1, 2012 8:33:10 PM Get which cost less. They will both perform same in gaming. m 0 l Related resources G.Skill - Ares 1866 c9 vs Ripjaws X 1600 c8 - Forum G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600 vs 1866 - Forum G.Skill Ripjaws 2x8GB 1866 RAM limited to 1600 on M5A99X Evo R2.0? - Forum Is it worth: Ripjaws X 1866 vs Vengence Pro 2133 (8gbs ea) - Forum 8GB(2x4GB) 1866 MHz CL9 vs 1600 MHz CL7 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cpokey26 October 1, 2012 8:37:47 PM Ah, thanks! I was just going by the specs on the mobo from the description. ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS "Memory Standard: DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800" m 0 l cpokey26 October 1, 2012 8:39:00 PM They are both showing at $39.99 in my shopping cart m 0 l jaquith a c 347 } Memory October 1, 2012 8:40:30 PM cpokey26 said:They are both showing at $39.99 in my shopping cart $5 off w/ promo code EMCNAHE42, ends 10/1 ; F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (DDR3-1600 kit) m 0 l cpokey26 October 1, 2012 8:41:20 PM Aha! Thanks for pointing that out. m 0 l cpokey26 October 1, 2012 8:50:00 PM Best answer selected by cpokey26. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved2 Corsair 8GB DDR3 Desktop Memory 1600 (PC312800) Vs Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz Forum 16GB (2x8) 1600MHz vs. 16GB (4x4) 1866MHz Forum GSkill Trident X 1600 MHz CL7 vs Corsair Vengeance Pro 1600 or 1866 MHz CL9? Forum SolvedG. Skill Ripjaws X Blue Vs Red (1600), Which to choose? Forum SolvedKingston Technology HyperX DDR3 1600MHz VS G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB Forum 1866 Ripjaw Z on my Sabertooth x79 Forum SolvedMixing ram with different CAS CL9 vs 10, 2/4 channel vs 3 channel and 1600 vs 1866? Forum SolvedDDR3-1866 vs dual channel DDR3-1600 RAM Forum SolvedG.Skill Ripjaw or Kingston Hyperx 1600 2x4gb Forum SolvedRam speed 1600 vs 1866 and CL?? Forum SolvedFx 6300 2x4gb 1600/1866?? Forum Solved2133 Mhz Cas 9 RAM vs 1866 Cas 8 vs 1600 Cas 7 Forum SolvedWorth it to upgrade from 2x4gb 1866 to 2x8gb 1600? Forum Solved1600 Mhz 9-9-9-24 VS 1866 Mhz 9-13-13-34 Forum Memory specialist wanted! :) Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1600MHz C8 Vs G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16Gb 2133MHz C9 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !