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Windows 7: Which memory to choose?

17 Oct 2013   #1

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Which memory to choose?

These are two different choices I've been considering.
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR -
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM -

I have the ASUS Z87-A Motherboard with the intel i5 4670k processor I may, do a slight bit of over clocking later but nothing heavy. I also, plan to use this cooler COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - any suggestions on a better choice within $100.00 range for the RAM would be welcomed I plan to order next week. Thanks!

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17 Oct 2013   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

I use Kingston HyperX Genesis @1600MHz with my 4670k at stock clocks. For an overclocked 4670k the HyperX Beast @2400MHz would be a good option.
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17 Oct 2013   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

A good idea would be to check the QVL list from ASUS for that MBoard...
The list contains all brands approved by ASUS that have been lab-tested by them for that MBoard...
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17 Oct 2013   #4


Out of the two linked, I'd go the Ripjaws X

Lower Cas latency and it's hard to go wrong with G.Skill

Verifying with the QVL as mentioned is also recommended.
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17 Oct 2013   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

I have that same mother board and CPU and I'm using the Kingston HyperX

Here is a screenshot of the QVL list for 1866 if you want a different MHz let me know.

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