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Old December 4, 2011, 01:05 AM
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Default 1600 or 1333 DDR3 Vengeance 12bg

I have a GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard and was thinking of buying the corsair vengeance in 12GB 4x3. Now there are (2) speeds with the same 1.5v everything is the same except one is 1600 and the other is 1333. oh, and there is a $7.00 difference in price. I just want to know if the 1600 will perform better or post differently. This is my first new build with an i7 920 intel cpu.

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Old December 4, 2011, 10:32 AM
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well, form my understanding 1066/1333 is the default clock the i7 use, 1600 is more meant for overclocking and the like, if you plan on overclocking, now or in the future, I would go with the faster speced memory, it will allow a higher threshold of speed, and make it less likely you will run into a ram speed limitation, and for $7 more, why not :)

Also just to throw it out there, G Skill makes some very good ram as well, as does kingston. I am using a set of G Skill Ripjaws X and they work exceptionally well, and have a massive range of speeds/timings they can work at, and are also 1.5v, G Skill also makes ECO memory which though it will not clock quite as high are only 1.35v which is easier to get a higher clock speed while keeping voltage in check.
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Old December 4, 2011, 11:41 AM
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if you get rev:8.16 you gonna have problems

try getting 1600mhz stuff

and you better off with gskills i seen gskills 1333 sets do 2133mhz+++++
if you get corsairs rev:8.16 you gonna cry corsair just bins ram too tight

pay 2|$ more n ....

NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte PC3-12800 12GB 3X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory - Mushkin Enhanced - 998776 - in Canada
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBSR
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL

30$ more n you get 2000mhz stuff
NCIX.com - Buy Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB 3X4GB DDR3 2000MHZ PC3-16000 9-11-9-27 1.65V Triple Channel Memory Kit - Patriot - PX7312G2000ELK - in Canada
i paid 240$ for my set lol
maximus IV extreme @ 5.1 1.41v

evga e760 +920 4.8 water5.0+ on phase linx stable
gtx285 tri-sli
dfi ut-p35 lt
e8600@4.6 1.38v
too much ram
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