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Windows 7: Kingston HyperX DDR3

29 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 
Kingston HyperX DDR3

I am thinking to upgrade my ram from 4GB (4x1024MB Corsair XMS3 DDR3) to Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 1333MHz CL9 8GB DIMM.

In near future, I might upgrade to i5/i7 depending on budget along with motherboard. Rest of the hardware will be carried forward to new machine and hoping this RAM will be alright as well (if not, it can be upgraded at later stage).

What do you guys think or recommend I should go for. My system specs are mentioned under menu if that will help in suggestions.

Thanks

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29 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I suggest getting the 1600mhz ram if you want to upgrade to i5/i7 later.

I would actually suggest going even higher if overclocking was a possibility for you, but the ram starts jumping in price when you hit 2000+ mhz.
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29 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

My current motherboard i.e. Asus P5E3 only supports DDR3 upto 1333MHz so getting 1600 0r 2000Mhz is not the option
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29 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It should just downclock the faster memory to the max speed supported.
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29 Nov 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Stormy is right, faster RAM would run at you boards ability. An i5 or i7 can handle 1866MHz RAM lying down if you can swing it in the meantime. It can be found reasonably priced too.
To answer your question, yes that RAM would work fine.
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29 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

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29 Nov 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They are the same except the second has XMP,

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile for Overclocking Performance

That is the X at the end of the second one's model number,

KHX1600C9D3K2/8G
KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Other than that they are the same.
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29 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
They are the same except the second has XMP,

Intel® Extreme Memory Profile for Overclocking Performance

That is the X at the end of the second one's model number,

KHX1600C9D3K2/8G
KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Other than that they are the same.
sorry but I updated previous post with different memory, both part numbers are virtually same so it means both will have same performance level??
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29 Nov 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Other than the color and a small price difference, I don't think there is a difference between the two (with the updated link),

Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for: KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX

Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for: KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

Even the datasheet's for both have identical specs listed.
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30 Nov 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

My personal choice would be Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
since it is on their holiday sale.
RAM manufacturers lately have been changing heat spreaders or colors and putting them out as a new product.

EDIT: Sorry I see you're in England or Pakistan.
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