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so which kind of 12GB kit is better for x58 motherboard? It's been awhile since I read up on anything computer related and I'm really out of the loop.

I'm sowwy if this is a dumb question lol

Thank you in advance biggrin.gif

EDIT:
Ok I have a new question,

Whats the best 12 GB kit to buy as of now?
Edited by katieayanami - 8/15/11 at 2:39pm
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Isn't it better to use only 3/6 ram slots? In that case I would do 3*4gb.
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3x4, from an upgrade, value, and at this point, performance standpoint as well.
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post #4 of 9
using less slots is less stressful on the mobo
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3x4 for x58.
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ok 3x4gb it is

thank you all for the fast answers!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leighteam;14538972 
using less slots is less stressful on the mobo

Usually, but its based more on the number of banks than the number of DIMMs themselves.

6 single sided sticks similar to 3 double sided sticks, assuming the same ICs.
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Ok I have a new question,

Whats the best 12 GB kit to buy as of now?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by katieayanami;14593772 
Ok I have a new question,

Whats the best 12 GB kit to buy as of now?

Personally I wouldn't buy the best unless you know that memory speed is really limiting you

1600 CL9 or CL8 should be plenty for most applications/gaming.

If you still want the fastest you could look at:

1.5 kits of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231437

or the rare:

http://www.corsair.com/memory/dominator/dominator-gt/dominator-gt-8gb-ddr3-memory-kit-with-dhx-pro-connector-and-airflow-2-fan-cmgtx7.html

but again you'd have to get 2 and sell 1 stick
     
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