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December 31, 2012 12:03:22 AM

Hi!

I am buying new ram and I need help to decide between the following.


Kingston HyperX Predator 2400Mhz 11-12-11

OR

G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28-2N (What does the 2N stand for? And why is the latency longer?)

OR

G.Skill Ares 2133Mhz 9-11-10-2N


Thanks in advance!

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December 31, 2012 12:08:38 AM

And maybe
Corsair Vengeance 1600 9-9-9-24
As well please!
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December 31, 2012 1:26:36 AM

1600MHz is adequate for most people.
2133MHz can have a benefit in some scenarios.
TIMINGS are sometimes more important than FREQUENCY though it's complicated.

Video Editing:
The AMOUNT of RAM is usually more important. If you need 32GB of DDR3 it's best to get inexpensive 1600MHz of good quality.

GAMING:
2133MHz is overkill for most (up to 15% in the best scenarios versus 1600MHz). 8GB is optimal. 16GB is pointless for just gaming.

Recommendation:
If this is for gaming, get 8GB of 2133MHz from G.Skill.
Don't get hung up on the small things like what does the "N" stand for. If you care, go to Wikipedia.

*Next time you have a request like this, state your:
- Purpose (gaming/video editing?)
- Basic Specs (Win 7 64-bit, Graphics Card, CPU, Motherboard)
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December 31, 2012 1:31:18 AM

My use is primarily for internet browsing and asocial gaming. My specs are in my signature, I don't know why it doesn't show up.
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December 31, 2012 1:31:45 AM

i5 3570k @ stock mHz | Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H | Seasonic X-660 PSU | G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4GB @ 2133mHz| Seagate Barracuda 1TB | SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD |
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December 31, 2012 11:08:00 PM

Memory with no reason to hide the true nature of its RAM chips behind heat spreaders. Plain Crucial or Samsung come to mind.

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January 11, 2013 2:39:09 AM

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