Suitable 4GB DDR3 to go with existing 4GB?
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:25 PM
I want to get him another 4GB (2x2GB) to take him to 8GB, but most currently available sticks seem to be CL9, 1.5V so I'm not sure what I can get that will be compatible.
I doubt he's running the current sticks at CL6 unless his Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard http://uk.asus.com/M.../M4A785TDV_EVO/ has auto-set them to that, as he certainly wouldn't have gone in the BIOS and set them manually, so if I can run all four sticks at CL9 that would be fine. I'd still have the issue of the voltage though, if the existing sticks require 1.8v and the new ones 1.5v. There's some, like http://www.ebuyer.co...600c9ad3b1k2-4g that run at 1.65v though, so maybe I could run them all at that, assuming the voltage can be set manually.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:34 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:41 AM
How about at Crucial?
Yeah I looked at their website but couldn't find them and those you've linked to are not CL6 1.8v, nor do they look like the ones in the Ebuyer picture so I don't think they're the same.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:50 AM
I think what we will need (unless you get lucky with searching) is the part number off the RAM itself. That will make it easier to locate, rather than searching for those generic terms which lead to finding a false positive on Crucial's website.
I know a Crucial guy, maybe I can ask him if he can track it down using the name you posted.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:19 AM
Neither company's website lists those as specifically compatible (seems rather strange that Crucial reckon only that 2GB stick is compatible*) but I can't see why they wouldn't be and Corsair's website, whilst recommending the 4GB kit but not the 8GB kit of that Value RAM, does recommend other 8GB kits (XMS3, Dominator) which the same 9-9-9-24-2T, 1.5v spec.
I'm inclined towards the Corsair as it's £4 cheaper per stick, saving me £8 (around 20%) for two. I realise it's only 1333Mhz vs the Crucial 1600Mhz, but I don't believe that will make much difference, even if (one day) we upgrade the processor from the Athlon II X3 425 to a Phenom II X4 955 or better and certainly not 20% difference.
*EDIT: Ah, Crucial's website was hiding the rest of the Compatible RAM http://www.crucial.c...odel=M4A785TD-V EVO and it does list other 8GB kits with the same 9-9-9-24, 1.5v specs as well.
This post has been edited by doveman: 11 July 2012 - 09:27 AM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:48 PM
Avoid overclocker RAM.
Try manually settings at BIOS: 1.5 V at reduced timing.