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I am building a computer and have found two virtually identical (in my view) options for RAM:

  • Option 1: "G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Ripjaws 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN DIMM Memory"

  • Option 2: "G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Memory"

My motherboard is an Intel BOXDP67DEB3.

What's the difference between the two options?

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Difference as in what? What apples are you oranging about? – random Apr 22 '11 at 18:53
They look like the exact same RAM to me. I'm wondering how they're different at all. I can see that the model numbers are ever so slightly different. Will one work with my motherboard while the other won't? – goku Apr 22 '11 at 18:56
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It's all about compatibility.

Option 2 is newer and slightly more expensive as a result. It supports the Intel P67 whereas Option 1 does not. In terms of performance, they are both identical from the technical specifications listed on the website.

As your motherboard is Intel P67, you should get Option 2.

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This is what I thought, and exactly the reassurance I needed. Thanks! – goku Apr 22 '11 at 19:03

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