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Old May 11, 2012, 04:52 PM
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found these, low voltage ram.

GSKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channe DDR3 kit (2 x 4GB) at Memory Express


I was planning on getting these awesome rams from samsung, 30nm with amazing OC capability...
Buy the Samsung 4GB DDR3-1600MHz Desktop Memory Module at TigerDirect.ca

price not much different.

in theory though, should i be able to OC the g-skill sniper better cause it's running only 1.25v? then again, i am more than satisfied with the latency 9-9-9-24 at 1.25v. isn't this all thats necessary for a gaming pc that will (hopefully when i finish my exam) be running i5-2500k and possibly the gtx 670?

mobo is probably the asrock gen 3 ver 3 or maybe the rampage iv.


what do you guys think? confused :S

thx everyone
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Old May 11, 2012, 08:49 PM
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been doing some research, looks like i got my answer so hoping this benefits others.

G.Skill SNIPER Series 1600MHz CL9 8GB Review - Conclusion

this review is older, but it still is relevant imo.

here's an awesome review on the samsung 30nm
Samsung 30 nm Green PC3-12800 Low Profile 1.35 V DDR3 Review | techPowerUp


here's the qualified mobo list,but in my opinion it doesn't matter. couldn't find anything for the samsung - but again most ram is compatible with each other, it's a matter of what was tested for the manufacturer which ensures a spot on the qualifier list (unless your gskill who are go out of their to show their product, +1) G.SKILL-Products

in sum:

samsung
-30nm are VERY low profile, no problems with aftermarket heatsinks
-AWESOME OC capacity
-low voltage even after OC. sweet deal when your getting performance that won't interfere with OC cpu, cause <1.5v.
-great price vs performance (good scaling)
-DON'T BE FOOLED BY LATENCY

gskill sniper
-good low volt, 1.25v if you do not OC and accept the latency. Acceptable performance, just throw them in there without any headaches (SET AND FORGET IT, lol)
-no room for OC, quickly go over 1.5v and there's much better RAM out there at >1.5v. bad scaling


hope that helps guys.

as for myself, i'm thinking whether i just want ram to throw in, or actually OC. haven't decided yet. i am going to OC the cpu (i5-2500k), so we'll see if i am feeling lazy or not lol.

what would you do? give me your inputs, don't be shy!! :)
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Old May 11, 2012, 08:53 PM
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If you want super low power, or a nice overclock grab the samsungs, if you just want RAM grab the g.skill set.
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Overclocking RAM doesn't give you any real world gains, especially for gaming. It also leads to the highest cause of instability, so it is definitely not worth it imo.
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Only problem with the samsungs is getting them. I wish ncix would get them for us :(

Might order some soon and have my US friend ship them over since only place I can find them in stock is newegg but they only have 4gb sticks.
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I have my gskill 1600 CL7 1.5V running at CL6 with 1.59V, not really sure how many volts it actually takes to do it, but they need some extra. So mine being 1.5V stock is great, and they seem to keep cool too.
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