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Old 11-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default What type of memory should I get?

So I am going to get a i5 3570K with an Asus P8Z77-V PRO. I would like to get 16gb of ram and am wondering what type I should get ie. 4x4gb or 2x8gb, what speed, and timing.

I have read that there isn't much noticeable differences in memory over 1600 but would like to get the fastest ram for around 120.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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What type of memory should I get?
I would like to get 16gb of ram.
You should buy a 2x8GB kit... Mushkin 997069

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If I were shopping for high quality memory, I would use the following parameters as a guide...

* DDR3 rated at 1.5v or lower
* DDR3 rated at the lowest CAS I could afford
* DDR3 rated at the highest clock speed I could afford
* Limit the scope of my purchease to G.Skill, Mushkin, Corsair XMS or Crucial (non-Ballistix)

While not wavering on the voltage point, I would balance the other issues with my budget.

Remember, my goal is not pure "benchmarking" performance, but simply finding the highest quality memory I can afford.
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Quality and quality alone.
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1.5v is the JEDEC DDR3 voltage standard.
Stay with 1.5v or less if you can afford it..
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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At least check it out, 1600@1.35 volts and seems to clock to higher speeds with decent settings.

Largest capacity right now on these samsungs is 4 gb sticks

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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I am just kind of confused since that samsung ram has a CL of 11 but low voltage. What is more important for "faster" ram. Does increasing the voltage on the samsung negate the fact that the CL is 11?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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Right now I'm running some at 1866 MHz - settings are 9 - 9 - 9 - 24 - 37 ; 1T

1.35 volts

The ratings for the Samsung are conservative, from what I have seen, a lot of users are running it faster than I am, also at decent settings.

My knowledge on this is pretty limited so I don't want to comment much more than that, hopefully someone more familiar with ram can answer your questions.
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