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Corsair Dominator DDR3

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#1
I currently have the following specifications:

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II EXTREME
Video: ASUS EAH4870X2
PSU: Ultra X3 1000 Watt Modular
RAM: 6.0 GB (no cooler)
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP2
CPU: i7 920 OC to 3.6GHZ

I was planning to buy Corsair Dominator DDR3 ram. Is this a good choice and is it compatible with all my specifications. Here is the link:


http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=020720&cid=RAM.346.539

and

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=020720&cid=RAM.346.539

Is there a major difference between the two?
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#2
Well the two links you've posted are exactly the same page, so of course there's no difference.



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#3
So is the corsair dominator I posted compatible for my system and is it a good choice? Like will it make my system faster?
#4
Depends what RAM you currently have. I've only just noticed you're actually downgrading from 6GB to 3GB, is that wise? (I would not recommend adding them together as 9GB, for one due to compatibility issues, and for two because using all six slots when some of your RAM has no heatspreader is going to cause stability problems)



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#5
Pointless having 6gig of ram wile running,
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP2

Vista 32-bit will only see 3gig need 64-bit operating system,but I'm sure you know this already...
#6
Well spotted, yes you will need 64-bit to take advantage of more than 3GB.



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#7
That board in the U K cost 327,of the hard earned pound :( "Jesus" some folk got money to burn,if i brought that board I'm sure the misses would leave me.There's an idea...
#8
Indeed, there's not even any point in buying anything more than something like an EX58-UD5, you don't gain anything. Trouble is, a lot of people buy the most expensive board simply because it's the most expensive.



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#9
So what is so great about the dominator, like what are the specifications? And is anything better than the dominator that will make my machine run faster than my current ram?
#10
Since you won't tell us what your existing RAM is, I can't tell you how much better it is.



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#11
so how can I check what ram I have?
#12
CPUZ, or just look at the sticks themselves.



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#13
Here is the information I got from CPU-Z:

Module Size: 2048 MB
Max Bandwidth: PC3-10700H (667 MHZ)
Manufacturer: Transcend Information
Part Number: TS256MLK64V3U

I have (3 x 2GB) of ram in my system currently.
#14
Pretty standard cheap stuff then. You'll probably see a bit of a performance increase in changing to the corsair, but not a huge difference. A system like that would be better off changing to a 64-bit OS and going for 6GB.



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#15
However, I am not planning to change my OS to 64-bit so is there anything better than the dominator for my system?
#16
Well, it depends what you use your PC for. if you only play games you probably won't be able to tell the difference.



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#17
I am also planning to over clock the memory, so about what speeds will it over clock on my system?
#18
very little. Memory doesn't overclock very well, if you want faster memory, you buy faster memory.



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#19
Originally posted by sammorris:
Indeed, there's not even any point in buying anything more than something like an EX58-UD5, you don't gain anything. Trouble is, a lot of people buy the most expensive board simply because it's the most expensive.
When victor14 has a mortgage and kids,he wont be so keen on his wild spending spree's.If hes got the the kids/mortgage already i want his job. :)
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#20
So would you recommend the domnator or would I go for faster memory?
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