Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Memory and Storage

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2013
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default Which RAM? 8GB

Hello, not sure which RAM's to take, i want 8GB (2x4) 1600MHz.
I'm in doubt between those two:
http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/lovo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104173
I can have both for the same price.
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 04:54 AM   #2
Blain
Lifer
 
Blain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Indiana
Posts: 23,046
Default

Buy 1.5v (or lower) rated memory, based on the guide below...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blain View Post
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.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blain View Post
The only reason I pay a premium for low latency, high speed, low voltage memory is...
Quality and quality alone.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blain View Post
1.5v is the JEDEC DDR3 voltage standard.
Stay with 1.5v or less if you can afford it..
__________________
USA...
Too many delicate hothouse flowers
Blain is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #3
kleinkinstein
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Closet
Posts: 823
Default

Never been a fan of Kingston, but that's not matter. Yeah, stay away from 1.65v. 1.5v or below, like these 1.35v magical sticks.
kleinkinstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 05:39 AM   #4
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default

Waaaaaaait...

www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/lovo - 1.35V, 1600MHz, CL9, DDR3 and XMP
Is this the right choice?
Or maybe: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233199 ?
Or: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233186

I can afford max. 40$
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #5
GarfieldtheCat
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,111
Default

RAM speed really doesn't matter, so go with what Blain said, keep the voltage at 1.5V or below.

This is cheap, why not this, is $$ is a concern?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220738
GarfieldtheCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
Sunny129
Diamond Member
 
Sunny129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4,762
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clorky View Post
Waaaaaaait...

www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/lovo - 1.35V, 1600MHz, CL9, DDR3 and XMP
Is this the right choice?
it meets the JEDEC standards, so that would work...i'm just not sold on Kindston's memory quality/reliability, especially when you can get memory w/ similar or identical specs from say Corsair, G. Skill, etc. for about the same price...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clorky View Post
^ i've had great experiences w/ that exact memory. i've also had great experiences w/ the following memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233196

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233202

...they're also nice b/c the heatsink is no taller than the memory module itself, unlike many high performance offerings from G. Skill. that said, you might also want to consider kleinkinstein's suggestion...these Samsung modules (or their 8GB (2 x 4GB) kits) seem to be the most well rounded DDR3 out there right now. don't let the stock timings fool you - they are quite capable of the 9-9-9-24-2T timings that you see on many other memory DDR3 1600 modules, and can reach those timings w/ less voltage than all the others. also, while this memory may not be the best OCer out there, its certainly near the top, and can do so on less voltage than most/all other memory out there.

just to give you any idea of how loved this Samsung memory is, just read the reviews on newegg, or read through any of the Hot Deals threads highlighting this memory. as much as i liked the various Corsair memory linked above, and as well as they served me over the past year, i have since bought (8) 4 GB sticks of this Samsung stuff to replace all my Corsair memory.
__________________
1) i7 3770K, Hyper 212+, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, 2 X HD 7970, SeaSonic X-750, Win7 x64
2) i7 3770K, Hyper 212+, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, 2 X HD 7970, SeaSonic X-750, Win7 x64
3) i7 3770K, Hyper 212 EVO, Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H, HD 7970, SeaSonic X-650, Win7 x64
4) X6 1055T, Hyper 212+, MSI 890GXM-G65, 2 X HD 6670, Antec Neo Eco 620, Win7 x64
My Heat (56-0-0) | BOINCstats
Sunny129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #7
BonzaiDuck
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,658
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunny129 View Post
it meets the JEDEC standards, so that would work...i'm just not sold on Kindston's memory quality/reliability, especially when you can get memory w/ similar or identical specs from say Corsair, G. Skill, etc. for about the same price...


^ i've had great experiences w/ that exact memory. i've also had great experiences w/ the following memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233196

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233202

...they're also nice b/c the heatsink is no taller than the memory module itself, unlike many high performance offerings from G. Skill. that said, you might also want to consider kleinkinstein's suggestion...these Samsung modules (or their 8GB (2 x 4GB) kits) seem to be the most well rounded DDR3 out there right now. don't let the stock timings fool you - they are quite capable of the 9-9-9-24-2T timings that you see on many other memory DDR3 1600 modules, and can reach those timings w/ less voltage than all the others. also, while this memory may not be the best OCer out there, its certainly near the top, and can do so on less voltage than most/all other memory out there.

just to give you any idea of how loved this Samsung memory is, just read the reviews on newegg, or read through any of the Hot Deals threads highlighting this memory. as much as i liked the various Corsair memory linked above, and as well as they served me over the past year, i have since bought (8) 4 GB sticks of this Samsung stuff to replace all my Corsair memory.
In some other thread, I remarked that I've stuck with G.SKILL since 2008 as a sort of rule-of-thumb based on my personal experience and that of others. I also have a set of Corsairs deployed in 2008 and still working well.

The skinny on the street -- which seemed pretty reliable -- was that G.SKILL was using Samsung black-parts in several models of their DDR3's. Probably some other manufacturers are doing the same. Meanwhile, those 1.35V Samsung modules with no heatspreaders seem to be garnering a near-legendary reputation for the moment. . . .

No doubt that Kingston has "been around" for a long time . . .
BonzaiDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default

These Samsung modules aren't sold in Czech Republic, and i can't order it from newegg - it would cost alot...

I'll go for the Corsair Vengeace.
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default

I've found even these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8.../dp/B005DKZK84

1.35V...
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default

BUMP, need to know if they're good by tommorow.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8.../dp/B005DKZK84
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #11
Blain
Lifer
 
Blain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Indiana
Posts: 23,046
Default

Same yourself some cash... Click Here
__________________
USA...
Too many delicate hothouse flowers
Blain is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 08:44 AM   #12
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default

Guys, i really need to decide - help me...

Should i go for http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8.../dp/B005DKZK84 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687

Thank you.
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #13
Sunny129
Diamond Member
 
Sunny129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4,762
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clorky View Post
Guys, i really need to decide - help me...

Should i go for http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8.../dp/B005DKZK84 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687

Thank you.
its up to you. either of those is fine...really it comes down to marginally decreasing your power consumption. here's the reality though - it will take months (maybe a year or more) in electric bill savings to recoup the $7 difference between the two memories you linked. so going from 1.5v modules to 1.35v modules isn't going to put a major dent in your power bill. its more about overclockability for enthusiasts and peace of mind for those just looking for reliability...

i'd recommend either of those Corsair products - purchase either with confidence.
__________________
1) i7 3770K, Hyper 212+, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, 2 X HD 7970, SeaSonic X-750, Win7 x64
2) i7 3770K, Hyper 212+, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, 2 X HD 7970, SeaSonic X-750, Win7 x64
3) i7 3770K, Hyper 212 EVO, Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H, HD 7970, SeaSonic X-650, Win7 x64
4) X6 1055T, Hyper 212+, MSI 890GXM-G65, 2 X HD 6670, Antec Neo Eco 620, Win7 x64
My Heat (56-0-0) | BOINCstats
Sunny129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #14
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default

Allright, so going for 1.35V will bring me better OC or reliability?
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #15
Sunny129
Diamond Member
 
Sunny129's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4,762
Default

all other factors being equal, it should allow you to run the same timings at 1.35v that the other module would require 1.5v to do reliably...and the same could be said for clock speeds. so yes, in theory the 1.35v modules could be looked at as being more reliable if you're going to either overclock, tweak your timings, or do both. in practice though, i wouldn't expect a significant difference in performance or reliability...just negligible savings on your electric bill over the long term.
__________________
1) i7 3770K, Hyper 212+, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, 2 X HD 7970, SeaSonic X-750, Win7 x64
2) i7 3770K, Hyper 212+, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, 2 X HD 7970, SeaSonic X-750, Win7 x64
3) i7 3770K, Hyper 212 EVO, Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H, HD 7970, SeaSonic X-650, Win7 x64
4) X6 1055T, Hyper 212+, MSI 890GXM-G65, 2 X HD 6670, Antec Neo Eco 620, Win7 x64
My Heat (56-0-0) | BOINCstats
Sunny129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #16
Clorky
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 94
Default

Allright, thank you.

This helped me decide .
__________________
My rig: CPU: Intel i5-4570S @3.6GHz ☼ RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz ☼ GPU: AMD Gigabyte HD 7950 Windforce @1100/1575, 1,169V +50% PL ☼ Motherboard: MSI G43 B85 GPU Cooler: stock Windforce ☼ CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Clorky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 10:39 AM   #17
Dannar26
Senior Member
 
Dannar26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Greater Philadelphia, USA
Posts: 305
Default

I'm in a similar situation here. Looking for a 8gig dual channel set. Getting a bit more ram in preperation for upgrading to windows 8. Going from 4 gigs to 8. Would love to reuse my RAM, but its voltage is hideous...2.0v.

Running an older setup. I have an LGA 775 board that supports ddr3 1600. I've been running 1600 since this thing was built in '09.

Beyond the DDR3 1600 rating (clockspeed, yes?) is there any other consideration I ought to account in terms of compatibility? I know smaller timings and brand are considerations, but is there some other category I must satisfy to keep my mobo and cpu happy?
Dannar26 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.