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Old 10-11-2011, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm going to be upgrading my computers ram soon and just a little confused on it.
I have Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1600C9D G
Mobo is - Newegg.com - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

What specifically makes the ram better then each other? Is the higher the voltage the better and lower the timings? Or backwards?

Looking at getting - Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C9

But if the higher voltage is better then is that even a good upgrade because the 8gb ram only has 1.65v compared to 1.8v and the I think everything else is the same.
Does anyone have a link to a good upgrade, around 100$ (prefer newegg)

Or is this a good one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233219

Thanks in advance!
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Low voltage, low timings = good
High voltage, high timings = bad
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So of the ones i linked the last one is the best?
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C7R
Thats the best one you linked.
Rather overpriced though IMO, better off with Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
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