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Soon enough I'm getting a p8p67 from asus with a 2500k. Was really looking to stay on a pretty tight budget. Anyways I do like to OC but I was thinking about just leaving memory at stock clocks because clocking memory is quite difficult. Was thinking the ddr3 1600 4gb. But I was wondering if there would be a big difference with 8gb? Figured I'd have to delete the page file for it to be useful? I'm on 64bit 4gig and have got to maybe 3gigs so far (With a 500mb page).

Better solution? 8gig 1600(1333 if I don't have the money) vs 4gig 2000? Again I'd prefer to keep at stock clocks.

Wanna keep it under $70 for sure.
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post #2 of 10
READ THIS: Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge P67/Z68

Hope that helps
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That helped quite a bit. Seeing that Anything over 1600 is quite negligible unless you're all for benchmarking. And timings don't have a heavy effect in this.

But I don't understand this yet, 4gb vs 8gb? I've always been a person to tell people you really don't need more than 4gb of memory. Does windows automatically use more of it if you have more? Like using 4gb instead of 2? And would it really only help by removing the virtual memory?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226184

Just looking at that mushkin it's only about 15$ more than a 4gb kit.
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post #5 of 10
The reason I used 8GB of RAM in general in the thread is beacuse of the cost difference between the a 4gb and 8GB kit. The difference is not huge and therefore for a few extra bucks you can pick an 8GB kit. With that said, some poeple are content with 4GB and don't require more and don't wana spend that little bit more, in that case I would recommend exactly the same ones in the everyday usage section but the 4GB kits.

Choose one from the thread I posted above.

Hope that helps
Edited by munaim1 - 8/9/11 at 12:24am
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post #6 of 10
Get the 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz @ 1.5v one
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Like I said, read through this and pick one from there that suits your budget and usage.
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post #8 of 10
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Okay so there really isn't a difference between 4gb and 8gb unless you're running 300 programs? Haha. The mushkin just appealed to me as it has the low voltage on it. Also 2DIMM is always better than 4 am I right?
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I agree, and would go for a 8Gb set of DDR3-1600 low voltage
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post #10 of 10
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Okay sense I'm on a pretty bad budget here, just trying to get something new to begin with, tell me what you think about these:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146740

They are the 1.5v, there is also gskill ripjaws at about the same price. THink I could at least get them to 1600mhz? And eventually just get another set if I seem to need it.
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