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tehleet 02-09-2009 04:32 AM

gskill ram too good to be true?
 
Im trying to save some money with my i7 build, is this ram actually any good?
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
was thinking about getting anywhere from 8-12g of it, the mobo I have picked out right now is Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Domestic 02-09-2009 05:19 AM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
I'm not sure what you are planning on doing but you certainly aren't going to need 8-12g ram. 6 is plenty for just about anything these days.

meat_helmet 02-09-2009 05:29 AM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
Well firstly that is a 4GB set, and you will want 3 or 6 GB sets seeing as i7 runs in tri-channel which is alot faster than dual channel.

Secondly that ram runs at 1.8v, and considering the limit for i7s should be 1.65v that ram could severely damage your cpu, unless you really know what you doing. In any case you shouldnt use it for an i7 build.

So yes, its too good to be true for an i7 build. These are more what you should be looking for:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

^ and thats at a pretty good price for them.

Druid 02-09-2009 10:15 AM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
yeah, that is a sweet deal. Definitely grab some of that.

veg1992 02-09-2009 10:22 AM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
1.8 V + Core i7 is bad... the RAM runs at the same voltage as the CPU so, that'll fry your Core i7 very fast

Belzybub 02-09-2009 04:08 PM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by meat_helmet (Post 1586114)
Well firstly that is a 4GB set, and you will want 3 or 6 GB sets seeing as i7 runs in tri-channel which is alot faster than dual channel.

Secondly that ram runs at 1.8v, and considering the limit for i7s should be 1.65v that ram could severely damage your cpu, unless you really know what you doing. In any case you shouldnt use it for an i7 build.

So yes, its too good to be true for an i7 build. These are more what you should be looking for:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

^ and thats at a pretty good price for them.

I think this would work as well.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Druid 02-09-2009 04:53 PM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belzybub (Post 1586516)

it would work, but you should never buy that when you can get that other better stuff for the same price.

Baez 02-09-2009 05:24 PM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
What are you talking about druid. The second set is much better. Tri-channel and lower voltage.

Druid 02-09-2009 05:26 PM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
Whoa, I'm sorry dude. I was only looking at the timings.

Apokalipse 02-10-2009 08:45 AM

Re: gskill ram too good to be true?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by meat_helmet (Post 1586114)
Well firstly that is a 4GB set, and you will want 3 or 6 GB sets seeing as i7 runs in tri-channel which is alot faster than dual channel.

3 x 2 sticks = 2 x 3 sticks


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