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DDR3 SDRAM for Sandy Bridge: Choosing the Best Memory for LGA1155 Platform

Started by: mosu | Date 05/17/11 12:16:10 AM
Comments: 41 | Last Comment:  11/29/16 07:30:11 AM

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I like when I see technical vs economical comparisons, good conclusion.
3 0 [Posted by: mosu  | Date: 05/17/11 12:16:10 AM]

Excelent test. I'm curious thos. Doas the new 2400Mhz and 2500Mhz DDR3 modules work with the new I7 SB Processors??
1 1 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 05/17/11 01:23:33 AM]

"LGA1156" in a sentence "As for the influence the memory sub-system speed has on the overall performance of contemporary LGA1156 systems, we haven’t yet discussed anything like that." on page 1 is probably a misprint.

2 0 [Posted by: user_2011  | Date: 05/17/11 03:25:31 AM]
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Yes, thank you. Corrected!
2 0 [Posted by: Anna  | Date: 05/17/11 06:19:50 AM]
I was first bewildered by the conclusion that memory makes PCs faster, having followed the issue and it seems that in Westmere systems it makes no difference what so ever and it is just good to buy DDR 1333. The conclusion helped a bit. The difference is small.
0 0 [Posted by: TeemuMilto  | Date: 05/27/11 10:06:01 AM]
Actually now that I was chasing after the now defunct OCZ DDR3 memory modules, I learned that XBitlabs was misleading me.

Memory speed is not the only reason to buy the most expensive memory. Their speed comes only as company, as they are more stable for overclocking and respond better anyway.

I remember buying Corsair 233 Mhz in 2005 with LEDs that costed 350 euros, for an AMD K7 motherboard. I didn't care about any overclocking feats such as cooling, and I won +7 % in processor overclocking.

But what really attempted to mislead me was, when I visited a in Turku, and the young man told to me, that it doesn't matter which memory you buy. He categorized Kingston, OCZ and Corsair together and said, they just win leading positions every now and then. He was a console noob.
0 0 [Posted by: TeemuMilto  | Date: 07/01/11 06:43:37 AM]

A very useful test with a practical conclusion. DDR1600 is the way to go for the sweetspot buyer.
2 0 [Posted by: BernardP  | Date: 05/17/11 08:03:31 AM]

This good input for me !!!
I still stuck with older ddr 2 memory pc system !!!
I am getting to build Intel i5-2500K system...
And was wandering how well this new ddr 3 memory worked.
Plus which speed I should buy ??? Your testing answered every
thing for me ... I had it pretty much figured out.. But you
confirm it me .. I have G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ in my
Newegg shopping cart..
Thank You Very Much For Your Time - Gary
1 0 [Posted by: boomer  | Date: 08/28/11 11:17:40 PM]

hello everybody..excellent review!! quick question I have is I just bought an ASUS P8B75-M/CSM which I have with i3-2100 (planning to move to a i5-3540 in some days) problem I have is that is not reading ram more than ddr1333, i bought ddr3 1600 and 1866 kingston and no luck with that..tried to use XPM and manual overclocking but same boot at all..tried to update bios to its latest version and nothing..should I wait until i5? any suggestions? thanks some much in advance for any info!!!
0 0 [Posted by: santisoft  | Date: 02/12/13 09:00:44 AM]


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