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    16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    Hi Guys

    As per title really, which one should I go for, upgrading to 16GB RAM on my desktop and pricewise not much in it..

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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    Are you doing any over clocking at all ?

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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    No overclocking, it's a stock dell i7vostro setup, will just be using to run virtual Machines

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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    The cheapest.....which I'm guessing is XMS3. Very good RAM and unless your doing some crazy stuff with boards that can overclock via FSB, then there is no point getting anything fancier.
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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    They are both te same price so just want to get whichever is better, is the crucial one the better choice?

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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    What do you guys think about below:
    If you're going to install 4 modules, you definitely want to use standard 1.5v modules. * There are enough issues with bus loading when using more than 2 modules without aggravating the issue.

    The Crucial Sport modules are 1.5v modules, so they would be the choice if you limit yourself to these two options (the Corsair modules are 1.65v). * *But the Corsair modules are slightly faster, with a CAS latency of 9 vs. the Crucial's 10.

    ... but you can also get excellent 1.5v modules with a latency of 9 if you use Corsair Vengeance modules: * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145347

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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    Quote Originally Posted by corp_jones View Post
    What do you guys think about below:
    If you're going to install 4 modules, you definitely want to use standard 1.5v modules. * There are enough issues with bus loading when using more than 2 modules without aggravating the issue.

    The Crucial Sport modules are 1.5v modules, so they would be the choice if you limit yourself to these two options (the Corsair modules are 1.65v). * *But the Corsair modules are slightly faster, with a CAS latency of 9 vs. the Crucial's 10.

    ... but you can also get excellent 1.5v modules with a latency of 9 if you use Corsair Vengeance modules: * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145347
    Forget CAS latency and any other performance metric. The voltage in the only thing that matters in reality. Get the 1.5v modules.
    On anything but an AMD Llano based system, going from the slowest available DDR3 RAM to the very fastest in every way will see single digit percentage gains at best.
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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    Thanks, i've brought 2x http://www.ebuyer.com/275166-crucial...kit51264ba160a , hopefully will be compat with Vostro 430.

    Thanks again for everyones help

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    Re: 16GB RAM - Crucial Ballistix sport vs Corsair XMS DDR3?

    Vostro Desktop ? I always assume people have a laptop when they say they are using something from the Vostro range.

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