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Question about different yet same memory.

  • Memory
  • DDR3
  • Patriot
  • Viper
Last response: in Memory
November 22, 2012 8:23:39 PM

I currently have 2x4GB of Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3 memory (PC3-12800, DDR3 1600MHz), and since I multitask a lot and run out of memory often, I'm planning on getting 8GB more.

Planning on getting the same exact memory, but prices and names of other Patriot models have me confused. Particularly, Patriot Viper 3 and Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters, which are both cheaper than what I have right now, but are the same general specs (2x4GB, PC3-12800, DDR3 1600MHz).

I know I propably won't see a difference performance-wise, but in terms of compatibility or power usage or whatever else, should I stick with buying the same current model, or get either of the Viper 3s just for their price?

Thanks for help : )

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a c 307 } Memory
November 22, 2012 8:47:20 PM

If the same voltage and timings they should run together.
November 22, 2012 9:31:28 PM

Oh, shoot. I hadn't noticed the voltage and latency are different for my current RAM and the Viper 3 types. So, for best results, I'm sticking with Viper Xtreme. Thanks!
November 22, 2012 9:31:58 PM

Best answer selected by markusaurileus.