What type of memory should I get?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by zero koopa, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. zero koopa

    zero koopa Member

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    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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  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    I would get 2x8GB sticks for like 50 to 70 dollars. Its soo cheap now, you might as well go 32GB lol.

    On avg each 8GB is now 16 dollars I read on news. Soo Im figuring you get a G SKILL kit or Samsung Kit , Def 2x8GB kit. If you want lower latency then grab 1600Mhz kit and underclock it while your tighten the timings for example. I would grab the 2400Mhz kit and take it to 2000Mhz with 7-7-7 , thats pretty low I know 8 8 8 would do.
     
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    You should buy a 2x8GB kit... Mushkin 997069

     
  5. sequoia464

    sequoia464 Senior member

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    +1

    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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  6. zero koopa

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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?
     
  7. sequoia464

    sequoia464 Senior member

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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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