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Old June 2, 2009, 07:36 AM
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Default G-Skill or Mushkin ddr3?

So I'm looking at these 4 types of ram and I wondered:
-what's people's opinion
-will I really notice a difference with tighter timings? (ie 9-9-9 to 7-8-7)
-maybe I missed something better out there. The ram has to be black and or red though if you are going to suggest something

The sets of rram I'm looking at:
Gskill F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ (6 gb's) DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 timings ($109)


gskill F3-15000CL9T-6GBBTD (6 gb's) DDR3 1866 timings 9-9-9-24 ($159.99)


Muskin 998691 6 gb's DDR3 1600 timings 6-7-8-18 ($229)


Muskin 998679 6 gb's DDR3 1600 7-8-7-20 timings ($174)
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Old June 2, 2009, 08:14 AM
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Go with Gskill F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ, I had them for a while now and they overclock pretty well but that's not the point. 9-9-9-24 is normal timing for DDR3 and 6-7-8-18 and 7-8-7-20 are pretty wierd. Mushkin is a great ram company but G.skill rock the house much more and they are more affordable.

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Old June 2, 2009, 08:15 AM
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g.skill 1600 for 109 great ram great price.
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Old June 2, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Maybe I'm just missing the tests that say otherwise, but with the i7 systems, higher memory frequencies seem to help more than tighter timings. That said, any 1600 kit will give you all the headroom you need for overclocking. Performances differences will likely be pretty minimal in all but a few synthetic benchmarks.

Personally, I'm partial to Mushkin memory, as I tend to see more G-Skill incompatibility threads than Mushkin threads while cruising across tech forums. But as I have yet to actually use any G-Skill, my opinion only holds so much weight.
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Old June 2, 2009, 01:45 PM
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When I bought my DDR3 rams, I looked at three things:
The frequency (If it's 1600mhz or above, then it's fine), the price and whether I liked the look of the heatspreader.
I agree with MpG, timing just doesn't matter much for i7s.

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Old June 2, 2009, 05:24 PM
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I would look at compatibility issues with your board of choice, look at some reviews or ask some of the members here i know quite a few that have gone the I7 route already. But like MPG Im partial to Mushkin i been a long fan of OCZ products but Mushkin has won me over. I did have some compatability issues with the Mushkin ram but it was my Asus boards fault a modded bios solved all that thanx to Ket over at Overclocking i hope hes still around and making modded bio's that little bugger.

And P.s Mushkin makes both Black and Red Heatsinks the Ascent Blacks are sexy my 2 cents.
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