Which memory to choose?


  1. Posts : 255
    windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #1

    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 - Newegg.com
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM - Newegg.com

    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+ - Newegg.com 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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  2. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 774
    Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #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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  5. Posts : 12,120
    Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
       #5

    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.

    Jerry
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