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What RAM is best to upgrade from 8 to 16 GB?


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#1 Karzahni

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:15 AM

I have 2x4 GB DDR3 RAM, it's overclocked on the motherboard, set specifically to the values G.Skill recommend.

 

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

2133 MHz

11-11-11-30-2N

1.5V (or could be 1.6, G.Skill say either, pretty sure I set it to 1.5)

 

I want to get 2 more 4 GB modules, the specific model code is not on NewEgg. This is however very similar, and the timing is the same

 

G.Skill Sniper Series F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR

2133 MHz

11-11-11-30-2N

1.6V

(This RAM will look really odd i my system)

 

There is some RAM that has the identical heat spreaders to what I have, but has different timings:

 

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-2133C9D-8GXL

2133 MHz

9-11-11-31-2N

1.6~1.65V

 

Would it be bad if I got the mismatching timing RAM? If I did how would I overclock it safely?

 

MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard

AMD FX-8350 Eight Core Black Edition 4.0 GHz

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:47 AM

I found the Ram on Newegg for you http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468 . But to answer your question it isn't ideal to run ram with different timing on them due to it affecting performance. If you had to go with a different series it's best to go with the same timing, the same range of voltage, and make sure all ram slots are set to the same voltage or you'll damage the ram. Looking at the description of the original RAM it seems to indicate that it can handle both 1.5 and 1.6 and it just depends on what you set it to in the BIOS.


Edited by Humannpower, 02 June 2016 - 07:50 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:05 PM

I found the Ram on Newegg for you http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468 . But to answer your question it isn't ideal to run ram with different timing on them due to it affecting performance. If you had to go with a different series it's best to go with the same timing, the same range of voltage, and make sure all ram slots are set to the same voltage or you'll damage the ram. Looking at the description of the original RAM it seems to indicate that it can handle both 1.5 and 1.6 and it just depends on what you set it to in the BIOS.

 

Oh thank you, I had found those before, but when I looked up the model code the other day, only the Sniper ones came up. I thought they were no longer available.

 

Thank-you very much for your help.


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