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Windows 7: Help with new RAM purchase

21 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
Help with new RAM purchase

Hi Guys,

Im looking to upgrade my RAM to 1600Mhz.

Im wanna get 8Gb again

I've seen: Corsair 8Gb DDR3 1600MHz Vengence Memory

And also Crucial Ballistix 8Gb 1600MHz

My Budget is 40-50, and was just really after some opinions, or whether anybody as any alternatives which are possibly better?

Also just wondering if i can go to 1866MHz as i can get some which fits in my budget

Crucial Ballistix 8Gb 1866MHz

Thanks for any help in advance

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21 Feb 2013   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

The only specs for RAM that you want to be careful to match are:
  • DDR3
  • 1.5v
  • Unbuffered
  • non-ECC
Although I must mention that you should not expect to see a real world noticeable increase in performance by jumping up from 1333 to 1600 (or even 1866). Running faster RAM can be important in overclocking in order to get a stable overclock.

Alternately, you could play with overclocking your current RAM to 1600 and save the money. Some 1333 sticks (but not all) can handle it.
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21 Feb 2013   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

I would check the MBoard manuf. QVL list...
Qualified Vendor list.

I always do this for RAM lately as newer MBoards are getting finicky...
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21 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit SP1

For not much more,this Corsair memory is just a bit better,timing wise. I have 16 gig of this in my rig,and it is pretty decent stuff.


Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile Vengeance.. |

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