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ASUS 990FX R2.0 - Best Memory

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December 4, 2012 7:38:34 PM

I just purchased the SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 and am having trouble deciding between the

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231528
and the

Corsair Vengeance
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233278&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-Corsair-_-20233278&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

Both are 16gb and 1866mhz, and I am also wondering if a 4x4 configuration over a 2x8 would have better performance. It will mostly be for video editing and gaming if that helps.

Thanks for your help!

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December 4, 2012 9:08:40 PM

I'd go with the Corsair Vengeance, because, honestly, when has Corsair every failed anyone? G.Skill only goes for looks, not performance..
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December 5, 2012 2:07:57 AM

STICKEYmonkey99 said:
I just purchased the SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 and am having trouble deciding between the

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231528
and the

Corsair Vengeance
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233278&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JunctionCA-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-Corsair-_-20233278&AID=10592396&PID=3938566

Both are 16gb and 1866mhz, and I am also wondering if a 4x4 configuration over a 2x8 would have better performance. It will mostly be for video editing and gaming if that helps.

Thanks for your help!


Go with Corsair. Great PSUs, memory, water cooling, etc. Trust me, it's better. G.Skill is somewhat amateur.
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January 31, 2013 12:18:14 PM

For what it's worth, I recently used this motherboard in a build for a friend. We went with this 2x8GB Corsair kit, and it didn't make it past test #6 in memtest86+ 4.20. We RMA'd the memory, and the second kit failed as well. Both times the memory failed with advertised settings as well as slower ones. We tested some known-good RAM in the motherboard and it was passing, so we returned the second Corsair kit and got this G.SKILL set and it's worked great.

We originally assumed the Corsair name would be the way to go, but at least in this case, that was mistaken. Not sure if this is an incompatibility issue with this motherboard or if Corsair turned out a bad batch. Either way, just wanted to offer our datapoint of the G.SKILL kit working and two Corsair kits failing in this motherboard.
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