gryzor4444

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Hello,
I am choosing some ram for a new system build. I have narrowed it to 2 8gb (2x4GB sticks) packages. Both corsair Corsair 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3 1600mhz. One is 1.35v the other package of two sticks is 1.5v whats the difference. is one more reliable or faster. Please help if you know as I can not find the answer any where.
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The std. DDR3 voltage is 1.5V. The 1.35V RAM is a new low voltage design because some Intel CPUs can use it. Neither is faster or more reliable based just on voltage. Any 1.5V matched, tested RAM Kit (not necessarily individual DIMMs), designed for your CPU should work fine. There is very little system performance difference between DDR 3 RAM speeds.
 

gryzor4444

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Ty, for your info. I really appreciate it.

Can I ask you what you would choose between these two.


http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/Corsair/CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B.html#top

http://www.ebuyer.com/278225-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-1600mhz-low-profile-vengeance-memory-kit-cl9-1-35v-cml8gx3m2a1600c9w


From your reply it seems like it would be hard to tell a difference between 1.35 and 1.5 but I want to build my first home made pc with the best parts I can afford.


Both are compatable with my mobo

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TomBrooklyn

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I'm wondering the same thing, but most of the DDR3 1600 RAM I've seen is 1.5V with the occasional product specified at 1.65V.

What is the difference between the 1.5 RAM and that of other voltages?