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BootlegUsher July 16, 2011 11:31 PM

Low DDR3 prices, need advice
 
Ok folks, DDR3 prices are very low right now, the lowest I have seen since I started paying attention to computer hardware prices. I see these sales on NCIX for 8GB of hyper X for 50 bucks and it makes me want to buy some. I will be upgrading down the road to either a Z68 board or AM3+ depending on how things go. I think I read that AM3+ supports 1600mhz RAM, but I am unsure what LGA1155 supports, and also, is Ivy Bridge going to be on 1155 as well, and what speed will it support.

To summerize, I want to buy RAM now that I will probably use in a build sometime before Christmas, what speed should I get to take advantage of whatever is the latest tech down the road?

GT7R July 17, 2011 05:40 AM

As I've heard, Ivy will use the same 1155 socket.
And about ram speeds, why not buy a 1600, so even if Ivy wont support it it'll run at 1333... not a big deal. :)

_dangtx_ July 17, 2011 07:53 AM

keep an eye on those kingstons as i had issues with them on some boards(non p55)

zsamz_ July 17, 2011 09:26 PM

dont touch nothin below 1600hmz
new socket need speed unlike 1366

zoob July 18, 2011 05:35 AM

I respectfully disagree. If you're on a budget to pinch every last dollar, 1333 will do you just fine.

The cost difference between 1333 CL9 and 1600 CL9 is not that large and if you have the extra money you might have a better 'feeling' about your PC with the faster RAM.

Look here for some more detailed numbers to help you decide.
Sandy Bridge Memory Performance Analysis and Conclusion | bit-tech.net

lowfat July 18, 2011 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by zoob (Post 533937)
I respectfully disagree. If you're on a budget to pinch every last dollar, 1333 will do you just fine.

The cost difference between 1333 CL9 and 1600 CL9 is not that large and if you have the extra money you might have a better 'feeling' about your PC with the faster RAM.
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Agreed. I always go w/ budget ram as it has almost zero affect on actual real world performance.

lcdguy July 18, 2011 08:22 PM

this is certainly cheap :)

NCIX.com - Buy Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9/4G 4GB 1X4GB DDR3-1333 240PIN CL9 DIMM Memory - Kingston - KVR1333D3N9/4G - in Canada

26 bucks for 4GB sticks. with some of these boards you could easily get 16-24GB of ram.

BootlegUsher July 19, 2011 09:12 AM

What I am looking for is advice on what the highest speed of RAM that will be supported on upcoming platforms will be. 1800? 1866? I am talking about stock without OC. If I am buying RAM now for a build down the road, I might as well get up to date.

enaberif July 19, 2011 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BootlegUsher (Post 534367)
What I am looking for is advice on what the highest speed of RAM that will be supported on upcoming platforms will be. 1800? 1866? I am talking about stock without OC. If I am buying RAM now for a build down the road, I might as well get up to date.

You best pull out your magic eight ball or go talk to a psychic somewhere because nobody knows that answer.

You can look at the upcoming chips but I think honestly DDR3 is around for awhile and 1333 ram will be used for quite sometime since its now been used through 3 different chipsets.

Silvgearx July 19, 2011 02:38 PM

You should review those helpful posts.



Real world performance!

DDR3 1333 8-8-8/DDR3 1600mhz 8-8-8

Unnoticeable.


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