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  Help me here plz? Dont get the difference! 
 
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Sebastian Rivas Dec 19, 2009, 10:09pm EST Report Abuse
Hi!

I was wondering, whats the difference between these 2 packs of memory???

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145236

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

(besides de 50+ bucks)

Thanks!


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PIRATE Dec 19, 2009, 10:11pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help me here plz? Dont get the difference!
timings and triple channel

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Sebastian Rivas Dec 19, 2009, 10:17pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help me here plz? Dont get the difference!
the timings are exactly the same and about the channel, I think both are triple channel, at least thats the filter i used when looking for them

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john albrich Dec 19, 2009, 10:32pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help me here plz? Dont get the difference!
The speed "rating" is the same, but the "timings" are faster for the more expensive RAM. 8-8-8-24 v. 9-9-9-24. The 8-8-8-24 might give you more leeway if you plan to overclock.
(edit to add: Although interestingly, if instead of the "Overview" tab we look at the "Specifications" tab, the cheaper RAM claims to have 8-8-8-24 timing, too.)

In addition, it looks like the more expensive RAM is ostensibly providing superior heat-sinking capabilites. The less expensive RAM includes a (probably cheap) fan to enhance cooling. I would guess that if both sets of RAM are compared side-by-side without either one having a fan, that the more expensive RAM's heat-sink technology probably does a better job of keeping the modules cooler.

edit to add:
Of course, it could just be marketing hype. I'd look for some actual hardware tests and reviews by trusted entities. I'm always a bit leery about "new" or "better" heat-sink cooling marketing claims.

Jon Bailey Dec 20, 2009, 06:56am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help me here plz? Dont get the difference!
I use corsair dominator ram, it generally comes with the corsair cooler

e.g.:

http://www.corsair.com/products/dominator/photo3.jpg

you may be able to get it cheaper:

http://www.corsair.com/products/dominator/photo3.jpg

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john albrich Dec 20, 2009, 09:31am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help me here plz? Dont get the difference!
Not having one in front of me I could be mistaken, but those 3 fans and their "triplet" configuration mount look very similar to ultra-cheap sleeve-bearing 5-1/4" bay disk "triplet" cooling fans I've seen.

If it were my system I'd instead work out some means to mount a high-quality fan or two (at least dual-bearing level quality) with higher air volume capability to cool the RAM. They would likely be lower noise as well. It pretty much depends on the consequences if there is a fan failure. If fan failure could result in RAM damage or data corruption, then I would definitely not want to rely on cheapo fans, and I'd probably use a fan controller (on mobo or separate) with fan-failure alarm and/or system shutdown capability.



 

    
 
 

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