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is pairing kaby lake with DDR3 ram a new trend or what?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

this guy: 

 

 

 

and then this one:

 

 

both are using a gigabyte board with DDR3 slots - whats up with that ? act of desperation? i don't get it.

 

DDR3 isn't even that much cheaper. 

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Likely already had the RAM laying around, and bought the board cheap. Makes sense.


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On the used market in my country DDR3 is basically half the price of DDR4. So it does makes sense and I think it's cool. It's wasteful to throw away good DDR3, DDR4 isn't an extreme improvement by any means as far as I can tell.


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3 minutes ago, chckovsky said:

On the used market in my country DDR3 is basically half the price of DDR4. So it does makes sense and I think it's cool. It's wasteful to throw away good DDR3, DDR4 isn't an extreme improvement by any means as far as I can tell.

i know - and if buying used ram actually works in your area then that is good for you - it sure does not work here because dumb fuck sellers don't know how to ship RAM in a way so it will arrive in one piece.

 

so i have to buy new ram exclusively and the price difference with new ram isn't much 

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@KenjiUmino

DDR3 isnt even compatible with Kaby lake. 

Only the mini DDR3L low voltage RAM can work.

They literally wont fit. The keying isnt the same.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, BarackOBatman said:

@KenjiUmino

DDR3 isnt even compatible with Kaby lake. 

Only the mini DDR3L can work in certain motherboards.

there is DDR3L in full length DIMM form factor - but still - i imagine that kaby lakes "DDR3L support" mentioned on the ark product page might be rather half assed and that pairing kaby lake with DDR3 may present a lot of problems. 

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1 minute ago, KenjiUmino said:

there is DDR3L in full length DIMM form factor - but still - i imagine that kaby lakes "DDR3L support" mentioned on the ark product page might be rather half assed and that pairing kaby lake with DDR3 may present a lot of problems. 

The full length ones wont fit or work at all they have different keying cutouts.


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15 minutes ago, BarackOBatman said:

The full length ones wont fit or work at all they have different keying cutouts.

you sure about that ?

 

i have a pair of RipjawsX LV (1.35v to 1.5v) on the same board as a pair of regular RipjawsX (1.5v only) - the board is a regular old MSI B85

 

the 1.35v compatible sticks should have different key notches then - right ?

 

i did not notice any difference tho. (except that the LV sticks are 1600 MHz and blue while the non LV are 1333 MHz and black) 

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34 minutes ago, KenjiUmino said:

you sure about that ?

 

i have a pair of RipjawsX LV (1.35v to 1.5v) on the same board as a pair of regular RipjawsX (1.5v only) - the board is a regular old MSI B85

 

the 1.35v compatible sticks should have different key notches then - right ?

 

i did not notice any difference tho. (except that the LV sticks are 1600 MHz and blue while the non LV are 1333 MHz and black) 

That's not what I meant. the DDR3L and DDR3 have the Same keyed notches.

 

The DDR3L and DDR4 have different notches.


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13 minutes ago, BarackOBatman said:

The DDR3L and DDR4 have different notches.

yeah - they are both using mainboards with DDR3 slots on them. 

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58 minutes ago, KenjiUmino said:

yeah - they are both using mainboards with DDR3 slots on them. 

Sorry, i'm not following what you are saying?


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31 minutes ago, BarackOBatman said:

Sorry, i'm not following what you are saying?

The people using DDR3 use motherboards that take DDR3 but have a 1151 socket.


If anyone asks you never saw me.

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4 minutes ago, App4that said:

The people using DDR3 use motherboards that take DDR3 but have a 1151 socket.

OHHH... LOL! now I understand. Thank you!


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2 hours ago, App4that said:

The people using DDR3 use motherboards that take DDR3 but have a 1151 socket.

You what? Those exist?


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4 minutes ago, orbitalbuzzsaw said:

You what? Those exist?

Yup, pain in my ass too because I keep on forgeting they do. 


If anyone asks you never saw me.

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