1.25v G.Skill 4GB modules

bunnyfubbles

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just when I thought Gskill couldn't get any worse with detailing and naming, I am proven wrong

DDR3 1600 @ 1.25v is pretty impressive, although I'm curious how much we could lower timings by running at the standard 1.5v.

I'd definitely crank this up to 1.5 if it meant DDR3-1600 @ CAS7 or lower (down from CAS9)
 

RussianSensation

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I'd definitely crank this up to 1.5 if it meant DDR3-1600 @ CAS7 or lower (down from CAS9)

Timings are much less important for Core i3/i5/i7 architecture (outside of X58) since the memory controller is inside the CPU now.

Generally speaking, you want the fastest RAM you can get your hands on, but I would say DDR3-1600 CL8/9 is probably the best bang for the buck since 1866 and above tends to be a lot more expensive.

Xbitlabs did a recent review to show that low CL timings are easily mitigated by faster memory speeds on a modern Intel platform: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/sandy-bridge-ddr3_6.html#sect0