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The thing is because I do FSB OC'ing if I step the multiplier up a notch it goes over 1333mhz, which is it's default speed.

then i would suggest getting some of these ram sticks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

they are quite good, and overclock like mad. Many people going over 2133 on these. These are the new 30nm ram chips.
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then i would suggest getting some of these ram sticks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
they are quite good, and overclock like mad. Many people going over 2133 on these. These are the new 30nm ram chips.

Oh god not another upgrade frown.gif

Would it be impossible to work with what I have? Also is it safe to stress test your CPU for 24hrs?
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Oh god not another upgrade frown.gif
Would it be impossible to work with what I have? Also is it safe to stress test your CPU for 24hrs?

stress testing doesn't hurt the cpu, unless its over its voltage threshold or temperature.

you can use what you have, but if your using the bus to overclock, then quality memory will certainly help, as it allows you to be more flexible with the multipliers
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Which disk controller should one use when installing windows 7 on a WD black hard drive ? AMD SATA AHCI Driver or the Microsoft AHCI Driver or just leave it on IDE mode.

Was going to use the AMD SATA AHCI Driver from http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3891#dl
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then i would suggest getting some of these ram sticks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
they are quite good, and overclock like mad. Many people going over 2133 on these. These are the new 30nm ram chips.

Dumb question from the uninitiated: can you simply add another pair for 16GB, or does it have to come as a 16GB kit? Memory is not my strong suit.
    
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Dumb question from the uninitiated: can you simply add another pair for 16GB, or does it have to come as a 16GB kit? Memory is not my strong suit.

you can mismatch memory kits. However both have to have the same voltage requirements. If adding more ram to your current ram, then keep in mind you will have to run the voltage of the higher kits, and the timings/speed as the lower speed mem.
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Dumb question from the uninitiated: can you simply add another pair for 16GB, or does it have to come as a 16GB kit? Memory is not my strong suit.

Buy two for 16 gigs. 99.9% of the time it will work. There is that one off chance(very rare) that two of the exact same RAM kits just won't work well together.

On a side note, it is unwise to populate all 4 dimm's with larger capacity sticks if you intend to overclock. Full population of high capacity RAM will add stress to the Phenom's already weak Internal Memory Controller.
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Then 8GB's as good as RAM will get for me if I were to use the Samsung memory? Eh. Gonna stick with my guns on Crucial Ballistix Tactical low-pro then. I can get 16GB on two sticks out of that and leave the other two open to prevent issues when overclocking.

(The Vengeance in my sig rig was a very appreciated X-mas gift and is certainly an upgrade over the OEM that I had, but I get occasional freezes in some FPSs that I never had before too. Hence my shopping for new memory. Again.)
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Then 8GB's as good as RAM will get for me if I were to use the Samsung memory? Eh. Gonna stick with my guns on Crucial Ballistix Tactical low-pro then. I can get 16GB on two sticks out of that and leave the other two open to prevent issues when overclocking.
(The Vengeance in my sig rig was a very appreciated X-mas gift and is certainly an upgrade over the OEM that I had, but I get occasional freezes in some FPSs that I never had before too. Hence my shopping for new memory. Again.)

It will stress the memory controller the same.

You can do 16 gig's in any way you like, just letting you know that adding more than 4-8 gig's will affect overclocking(and is totally useless in most PC's), how much is up to debate. Might not even affect it at all.

Crucial RAM is ok, the Samsung is currently some of the best sticks on the market. Its all but set in stone that the Samsung RAM will take to overclocking better than anything else you can buy.
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It's the amount of RAM vs how the amount is acquired? Hm. I guess Sammy it is when my new mobo comes in. Not complaining, though; if $35 can cover me for the life of the board then it's cheaper for me in the long run.
    
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