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January 24, 2013 6:44:03 PM

Hello,
I need some advice about which memory i must use on my new PC gaming.
Main specs of my pc, i5 Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4Ghz. MB: Asus Maximus V GENE
I'm debating between these memories:
1: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL7
2: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 PC3-17000 8GB 2x4GB CL9
Or: G.Skill Trident X DDR3 2400 PC3-19200 8GB 2x4GB CL10
I want this PC only for gaming and maybe a moderate OC in the future.
Thanks

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January 24, 2013 7:38:17 PM

There is no must only what will work with your motherboard. I would go with the gskill 1600 and I would buy 2 kits and go 16gb of RAM because its so cheap
a b } Memory
January 24, 2013 9:34:41 PM

Right, there is no must... and according to the motherboard information, your mobo will work with any of the RAM speeds described:
Quote:
http://www.asus.com/ROG/MAXIMUS_V_GENE/#specifications
Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).


Those modules with OC will run at that speed only if overclocked, and at 1600Mhz if not overclocked.

So, if you intend to moderately overclock, the 1866Mhz or 2000Mhz would probably be more appropriate and RAM would run cooler.
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a c 104 } Memory
January 25, 2013 4:18:43 PM

DDR3-2133 CL9 is very good, but if you want extreme performance and you plan to OC CPU, DDR3-2400 is best.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT

a b } Memory
January 25, 2013 4:44:16 PM

Straight from the horse's mouth!!...
January 26, 2013 11:43:01 AM

gskill support said:
DDR3-2133 CL9 is very good, but if you want extreme performance and you plan to OC CPU, DDR3-2400 is best.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT

If i get DDR3-2400, Do i have to make cpu OC to get the maximum performance from DDR3-2400? or I can just leave the CPU for now with their values ​​and use the xmp for getting the ram to 2400 and still get extreme performance?
Thanks
a c 104 } Memory
January 28, 2013 3:52:42 PM

OC always increases performance.. so of course performance can always improve with more OC over stock. You can leave CPU and just enable XMP Profile for DDR3-2400 and get great performance, then in the future when you are ready you can OC and then you should notice a significant performance boost. :wahoo: 

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT



dasX91 said:
If i get DDR3-2400, Do i have to make cpu OC to get the maximum performance from DDR3-2400? or I can just leave the CPU for now with their values ​​and use the xmp for getting the ram to 2400 and still get extreme performance?
Thanks

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