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So right now I'm running this, 2 x 2 GB G.Skill PI which is CL6. I'm looking to upgrade to 8 GB so should I go with another set of these to have 4 x 2 GB or get 2 x 4 GB Ripjaws at CL7? Both are 1600 @ 1.6v.

Would 4 x 2GB be better than 2 x 4GB? I don't really understand all the timings stuff, go into BIOS and it has more than just the 7-8-7-24 and I'm not sure what I should to to the rest of the numbers. But I do know the tighter timings are better, and that's why I've tried not to get CL9.

I can put the RAM I have now in another PC so it doesn't matter which set of the two I get (or a different set if it's good ), just need more than 4 GB. Also I'd be able to use the 4 GB I have now and those Ripjaws at once right? For a total of 12 GB?
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Using all those all together is not necessarily recommended. If you are using it for gaming a 2x4GB kit would be recommended because it causes less strain on your memory controller, however if you are wanting it for photoshop or CAD, I feel the 4x2GB would be fine, probably cheaper too.

As far as timings, the CL is the most important which is the first number. It gets really complicated to explain, that's why OCN has these.
Edited by caleb - 8/21/11 at 7:33pm
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Thank you

Well I went with the Ripjaws and I'm going to move the current 4 GB out to another PC.

I've seen that thread before and was looking for it the other day but didn't find it. Thanks for pointing it out to me.
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Phenom II 1055T Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 GTX460 1GB 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws CL7 (2x4GB) 
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2 x 1 TB + 500 GB ASUS DVD Antec Kuhler H20 620 Ubuntu Oneiric x64 / Win7 x64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M Wired Apple Aluminium OCZ 600W Modular Coolermaster Centurion 5 
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2 x 1 TB + 500 GB ASUS DVD Antec Kuhler H20 620 Ubuntu Oneiric x64 / Win7 x64 Ultimate 
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Ice Dingo View Post
Thank you

Well I went with the Ripjaws and I'm going to move the current 4 GB out to another PC.

I've seen that thread before and was looking for it the other day but didn't find it. Thanks for pointing it out to me.
Yeah I spent countless hours figuring out timings and getting them to work.
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Originally Posted by caleb View Post
Using all those all together is not necessarily recommended. If you are using it for gaming a 2x4GB kit would be recommended because it causes less strain on your memory controller, however if you are wanting it for photoshop or CAD, I feel the 4x2GB would be fine, probably cheaper too.[/URL]
Pffft,
My 1055 IMC can handle 4 1600 DIMMs at CAS6, while at 3000Mhz. x6 IMC are tanks.
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Pffft,
My 1055 IMC can handle 4 1600 DIMMs at CAS6, while at 3000Mhz. x6 IMC are tanks.
I will have to remember that in the future.
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