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Old 02-27-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default What ram should I get??

What 8GB (max 1600mhz or less) 2x4gb ram (Due to mobo limit) i should get? Budget for this $50 or less

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:37 AM   #2
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Unless you have specific needs, can't go wrong with anything that runs at the industry standard 1.5v for DDR3. There is nothing magical about RAM (unless it is the Samsung "Magic" RAM ). Just buy the cheapest that is fast enough (in your case 1600MHz) and is 1.5v, and is the capacity you want.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:01 AM   #3
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it's cool looking and works, but check your local bestbuy, I got corsair vengeance 2x4gb 1600mhz for $30 because it was on sale
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:11 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by johnnysti08 View Post
What ram should I get??
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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, Samsung, 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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1.5v is the JEDEC DDR3 voltage standard.
Stay with 1.5v or less if you can afford it..
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There is nothing magical about RAM (unless it is the Samsung "Magic" RAM ).
I buy Samsung RAM so I don't have to wonder if any computer problems are due to the RAM.
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also, are you adding or replacing? if adding is your current mem 1.5 or 1.65, you may run into problems if it's 1.65 tho most likely not. you will want to set it to the lower voltage.

I move 2 sets of 1.65v dimms from a pair of amd boards to a pair of z77 boards and just lowered the voltage to 1.5 without issues.
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