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    xms3 or vengance

    Looking for RAM and have seen these both at some decent prices plus the timings look good, although i have heard about vengeance running at 1.5v which is what sandy CPU's like apparently? xms3 likes to run at 1.65v.. what's the benefit of getting the xms3, upping DRAM voltage to 1.65 for a slight better timings?
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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    Vengeance looks like the best option atm, only real thing to watch out for is clearance with the very large cpu coolers

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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    How would you tell if your heatsink is too large to fit with the ram? without actually having it infront of u lol
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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    Check the cooler manufacture website.

    It's only the really big ones like the noctua nh-d14 which over hang the ram slots that are an issue.
    The majority of 120mm fan based tower coolers are fine.

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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    You can get 1.5v XMS3 at 1600MHz CL9 now. My guess is that the only difference is the heatsink? Personally I'd get whatever's cheapest, which may well be this

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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    What ^ said but via the today only page http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    Quote Originally Posted by GT-R View Post
    What ^ said but via the today only page http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx


    I always forget to check Today Only. One of these days it's actually going to cost me money

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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    cheers for that so .. im gonnna be using my PC for gaming and also doin work, bit of website development and photoshop stuff... is 4gb gna be enough or you reckon go for 8gb just to be safe?
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    Re: xms3 or vengance

    well that depends on how much multi tasking you need from it ...
    My house mate doing physics and programming has dual screen setup and has a habit of having about 9000 windows and processes running at the same time and 4 works plenty good enough for him anyway.

    In any case there is only a small fraction of users who really need more than 4 atm.

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