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Going to order in a minute but which one Should I get? This RAM kit which is 4GB CL7/8 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264747 or spend a bit more and get this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750 which is 8GB and CL9?
Edited by Lee79 - 6/11/11 at 5:01am
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sigh, I am retarded, just woke up .
Get the red ones, their timings are lower but you get more ram for your $. That is if you need it. Get the 4GB kit if you just game.

This is the smaller version of the 4gb kit of the red ones if you want to save $.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264748
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Neither, you need a tri channel kit.
Its for a AMD 990x chipset MB not Intel 990X CPU thats why my post in the AMD memory forum.

(Edited title to make it more clear)
Edited by Lee79 - 6/11/11 at 4:58am
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Its for a AMD 990x chipset MB not Intel 990X CPU thats why my post in the AMD memory forum.

(Edited title to make it more clear)
Haha, sorry, I don't search individual forums I just go to the home page and see the latest. Hope I helped though. 4gb should be fine for gaming. But if you plan on insane multi tasking or video encoding I would get larger. I have 4gb and when I have 50 firefox tabs, and 10 photoshop tabs, and dreamweaver open it sometimes gets close to 4gb.
    
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sigh, I am retarded, just woke up .
Get the red ones, their timings are lower but you get more ram for your $. That is if you need it. Get the 4GB kit if you just game.

This is the smaller version of the 4gb kit of the red ones if you want to save $.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264748
I got £65 in the bank at the moment. So cash is not a problem just not sure what to get. I would like to get two of the 4GB set's but have not got the cash and my board gets delivered on tuesday and I need some RAM fast. Does the CL speed make that much of a differents?
Edited by Lee79 - 6/11/11 at 5:18am
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In the real world, I guarantee you can't tell the difference. But for benching and stuff, there is some difference, regardless the difference is so miniscule in my opinion that unless benching is your life, the money is not worth it.
    
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In the real world, I guarantee you can't tell the difference. But for benching and stuff, there is some difference, regardless the difference is so miniscule in my opinion that unless benching is your life, the money is not worth it.
Ok thanks I will get the 8GB CL9 Kit then.
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Get whatever kit matches your specifications. If you run apps that may make use of 8GB (i.e. video editing or VM workstation), get 8GB; otherwise save your money and get 4GB. Getting RAM with lower timings can initiate some benefit in memory-intensive applications such as video editing, by opening up some more extra bandwidth.
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