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    Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    4GB, 8GB, DDR3-1,600MHz, DDR3-2,133MHz - we make sense of it all.
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    As expected, RAM speed doesn't really matter. The cheapest 4GB kit is probably best for most people (and spend the rest on a fast boot drive).

    I'm also reminded of the article (by corsair?) which points out the increased power consumption in the on-die memory controller caused by running faster memory. This wastes power, increases heat and therefore reduces life-span and maximum overclock. Of course they were trying to sell a cooling product, but to me it was a clear message not to buy fast RAM.

    It would have been interesting to see the results of winrar compression (which other reviews have shown to be memory bandwidth sensitive).

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    i'd be more interested to see what difference lowering the latency's made to the benchmarks.

    from other reviews i have seen the main difference is made by lowering the latency's rather than bumping the speed

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    I guess this goes to show just how pointless it was that I just got 12GB of DDR3 ram

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    The extra memory does make a difference if you're using Visual Studio. That beast chews up memory. It also helps with disk caching. I'm typically using 3.5GB to 4.0GB and the rest is used for cache. The more memory, the better.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    Hmm anyone know where you can actually but the KHX1600C8D3K2_4GX?

    All I came up with when I googled it was US websites selling it
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewuk View Post
    Hmm anyone know where you can actually but the KHX1600C8D3K2_4GX?

    All I came up with when I googled it was US websites selling it
    We'll forward your query to Kingston UK.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    Actually, try it with a forward-slash instead of underscore - KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX - and you do get a few results.

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...205&sa=title#p

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair vs. Kingston Intel Core i7 LGA1156 memory round-up

    Ah, so you do

    Thanks for the heads up!
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