Good ram for i7 3770k?

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  1. Mat

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    I need some ram, 1600+ mhz for a good price, I have no clue about good ram xml profiles etc, just ram, I want to over clock etc lol

    any help would good, cheers!

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Decent quality 1333 sticks should handle 1600 easy, overclock what you have.

    What ram is it?
     
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    cheep 2x4gb kingston ram from pcworld, Iv had 1400 out of it no tweaking or crashing, i was looking for more +1600-1800, and my missus wants my old cpu and some ram, so il get new :) lol
     
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    im looking for 16gb anyway, no more than £80-100 if that helps.
     

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    Dont know off hand as im at the missus, its ddr3 1333mhz 9-9-9-9-24-t1 if i remember right, 2x4gb from pcworld.

    i know 16gb wont be of use now for games, but in 2yrs it mite be.....
     
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    Yeah in 2-4yrs maybe....are you in a hurry? Btw the Corsair u looked at seemed a good price.
     
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    Well yes... upgrading flu..... :3eyes:

    I get my i7 3770k tuesday, and i have 1333mhz ram, its seems the norm is to have 1600mhz min, I want the max out my s*** lol
     

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    i would get at least 2133MHz


    My Crucial Balistix Elite CL9 2133MHz can do 2400mhz @ CL10-11-11-30 or 2666Mhz @ CL11-13-13-30 (1.65v in both cases)
     
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    It doesnt really matter about dimm size, well only if you want to buy another 16gb in the near future..


    I would pick between these 3
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/16-DDR3-213...377389104&sr=8-14&keywords=ddr3+16gb+cl9+2133

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ripjaws-PC1...1377389104&sr=8-1&keywords=ddr3+16gb+cl9+2133

    i have this, really great stuff.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-BLE...377389104&sr=8-13&keywords=ddr3+16gb+cl9+2133
     
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    Will that ripjaws work fully with my motherboard tho? dont think its quad channel, only dual, soz im a newbe when it comes to memory lol
     
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    Yeah it'll work but you're seriously wasting your money. You could overclock what you have for free like I suggested.

    Btw memory doesn't have channels, motherboards do. Single/Dual/Triple/Quad just means it comes in a kit of 1/2/3/4 matched sticks.

    Really that cash would be better spent on a upgrading the CPU or GPU.
     
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    Ive got a new cpu, i thought the ram would hold me back a bit seen as its 1333, i dont know how far i could push this ram i have, it doesnt even have heat s*** lol
     
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    ^If it's KVR it might have Hynix IC's. Go into the BIOS right now set your ram manually to 1600 9-9-9-24--1T and hit F10.

    If your sticks are bad overclockers you'll soon know cuz it won't reboot.
     
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    Ok, i'l give that a go tonight when i get home, cheers.
     
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    Just going to say that running the ram at 1.65volts is beyond intel recommended spec. Might run fine and dandy but it is beyond specifications for the latest intel boards/cpu's.
     
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    No its not when in XMP mode


    Check this Intel cpu slide >> DDR3 voltages on the right
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