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Old August 4, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Default Dual Channel DDR3 RAM

I was wondering what a good choice of DDR3 RAM would be for a ASUS Rampage Extreme. It's a DDR3 Dual Channel board - 1066MHz, 1333MHz, 1600MHz, 1800MHz(OC), 2000MHz(OC).

Running a Q9550 (lapped to perfection ), 750W Silencer, and a 4870X2.

What would be a good choice of RAM to get?

Im thinkin' NCIX.com - Buy OCZ OCZ3RPR16004GK Reaper 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-7-7-24 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ3RPR16004GK In Canada.
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NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin XP3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-7-6-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - 996601 In Canada.

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Old August 4, 2009, 10:03 AM
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The reapers are good, as are pretty much any kits from Mushkin or G.Skill or you could pick up some Dominators. If you're not going to be aiming for some ridiculous clocks, than any flavour of RAM will serve you well.

Although the timings on those are quite good, especially for the price.
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Old August 4, 2009, 10:46 AM
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When I looked around for my latest build, it was basically the same price for a 3X2G kit as it was for a 2X2G kit. I bought a 3 pack, so now I've got a spare if one of my sticks goes south.
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Take the Mushkin.

My experience with OCZ, ram tends to require more voltage than is listed.

Mushkin? Ram tends to require less voltage that is listed.

(Runs cooler, consumes less power)

Which do you prefer?
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Old August 7, 2009, 09:40 AM
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I took the Mushkin :)
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Old August 7, 2009, 11:41 AM
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When I looked around for my latest build, it was basically the same price for a 3X2G kit as it was for a 2X2G kit. I bought a 3 pack, so now I've got a spare if one of my sticks goes south.
I probably would not have thought of that, clever stuff.
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I have the same board and I am using the Mushkin. I am using an E8400 @3.6GHZ and the ram is running at it's stock speed/timing's just fine ( I havent tried to over clock the ram yet but I will)
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both are good i think
but i hope you pricematched @ newegg.ca cause its much cheaper there ;)
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both are good i think
but i hope you pricematched @ newegg.ca cause its much cheaper there ;)
If I cant price match, I usually wait
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gl with your mushkins
mine were deffective couldnt run stock settings
man mushkin been pissin me of in the last 2 years
i been the temporary owner of 3 deffective sets makes me wonder if they even chek them sometimes
no more mushkin for me
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