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post #1251 of 7112
G.skill and Corsair memory seem to be the most popular, though this board should be compatible with pretty much anything out there.

Here's a link to Asus' memory compatibility list.

http://support.asus.com/QVL.aspx?SLa...cJ3Ac58hWxiR0F

As for capacity, there's little reason to NOT go with 2x4GB, especially if you will indeed use the system for 4 years (though, if you are getting 8GB, make sure you have a 64-bit OS). Given that, say, a pair of 2GB Corsair Vengeance sticks are $45 (at Newegg) and a pair of 4GB sticks are $65, it seems like an easy decision to make. This is just the first memory I laid eyes on when I got there. I saw a 2x4GB G.skill set going for $55 the other day.
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I got 8GB because I wanted Red Vengeance sticks but 4 is about all most people need
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post #1253 of 7112
What do you guys use for StressTesting your system these days?

CPU/Memory: SuperPiMod and OCCT?
GPU: FurMark?
post #1254 of 7112
GPU: Furmark or 3Dmark11
CPU: IntelBurnTest
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EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2x22" ViewSonic 1080p LED Ducky Shine II TKL 9087 
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EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2x22" ViewSonic 1080p LED Ducky Shine II TKL 9087 
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post #1255 of 7112
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Originally Posted by S2000Gan View Post
I got 8GB because I wanted Red Vengeance sticks but 4 is about all most people need
Most of us don't need 4 cores, or hyperthreading, or 2TB of storage, 8 phases of power for the CPU...ad nauseam.

Would this thread...no...this FORUM exist if we simply bought what we need and nothing more?
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Most of us don't need 4 cores, or hyperthreading, or 2TB of storage, 8 phases of power for the CPU...ad nauseam.

Would this thread...no...this FORUM exist if we simply bought what we need and nothing more?
Couldn't agree more. I bought 16GB because, well because it was $7.50/GB
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post #1257 of 7112
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do you ever use all 4GB of RAM?
Routinely.

Software developer. While working, I have an IDE, application server (JBoss, WebLogic) and an RDBMS running. That is in addition to a comination of browser (multiple windows), UML tool, defect tracking tool, SSH windows, spreadsheets/word docs (with requirements, use cases, etc)...open on multiple monitors.

At times, that is native on the OS...and other times I run VirtualBox and VMWare player...with multiple VMs running.

Usually also streaming something.

4GB is actually tight...and when you are running VMs, you cannot have enough memory.
post #1258 of 7112
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Couldn't agree more. I bought 16GB because, well because it was $7.50/GB
Absolutely. I don't need my 16GB at all. I don't even come close. But at the $65 or so I paid per pair, it was an incredibly minor investment.

Besides, I have my eyes on creating a ramdrive...so perhaps I will use it after all
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Kingston 64GB SSD / WD Green 1GB / Seagate 500GB Windows 7 Home 64-bit Dell E228WFP OCZ GameXStream 700W 
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post #1259 of 7112
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Most of us don't need 4 cores, or hyperthreading, or 2TB of storage, 8 phases of power for the CPU...ad nauseam.

Would this thread...no...this FORUM exist if we simply bought what we need and nothing more?
Props to you.
post #1260 of 7112
I just started needing a quad having started playing Bad Company 2 my dual core was chugging too much
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WD Caviar Green 640GB Corsair Force GS 240GB Sony DVD Burner Aerocool Shark Fan 14cm Devil Red Edition x4 & ... 
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EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2x22" ViewSonic 1080p LED Ducky Shine II TKL 9087 
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