16GB Crucial 1600mhz 1.35v for $75.99

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  1. suresh31, Sep 25, 2012
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  2. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Yup.. That is cheap enough, no matter what..

    If I had not upgraded mine a few months ago (for $140++) I sure would now!! :D

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    $64 on sale at frys! Of course it depends if you even have frys where you live at!
     
  4. whdigital macrumors regular

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    The same 1.35v ones are at Fry's?! I'm there tomorrow!
     
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    Sorry my fault. I just checked e package from my purchase and they are corsair ram from frys.
     
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    What effect will it have being CL11 as opposed to CL9 ??

    If any ?!
     
  9. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    In round numbers, the access latency will be 22% longer. If the CAS latency is that much longer, all the other timings will follow suit. With i Core CPUs, CL timings are almost as important as clock speed. For instance, there isn't a significant speed gain going from 1333MHz at CL7 to 1600MHz at CL9. There would be a good speed increase going to 1600MHz at CL7, but to do that you need overclockable RAM with a motherboard BIOS that allows access to timings.
     
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    It doesn't matter what "brand" of RAM you get, as long as it matches crucial/stock RAM specs, and is a reputable brand, you should be fine. I bought a set of Mushkin RAM for my 2012 MBP that matched the Crucial spec-for-spec. Works perfectly and I saved $60.
     
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    Wow.

    Three years ago it'd have been $700... and for only 8GB...

    I'd do full diagnostic testing beforehand, but if it passes 2 or 3 loops and the RAM doesn't get too hot... (I had bought 16GB once and where it was seated got HOT and the test failed during the third loop... a few months later I tried again and, after an exchange, got a set that worked... yippie!)

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    Back when I did custom PC installs, Mushkin was THE brand to get... I'm sure Mushkin is still top-rated, but PCs are going to be less of a hot commodity in time...

    Depends on what you use it for. Anything requiring lots of frequent accessing to RAM will have a noticeable impact, but you probably won't see it... database processing, virtual machines, etc, might take a hit, but even then I'd put net quantity of RAM over the latency speed without good reason to make such a decision... benchmark tests would tell the full story, but the differences are rarely that important...
     

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