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I already have a set of these: http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=G.SKILL

They are really cheap now and I don't think they can be lower than that.

Money is not a problem. But I'am afraid to find unstability with 4 sticks of ram.

What would you do?
post #2 of 7
I don't think it is at all necessary unless you feel that you are reaching some sort of ceiling with you current amount of RAM. I mean when you open up task manager what percent of your 8gb are you actually using?

Like you already addressed, 2 more sticks could possibly lead to an unstable system, and it is easier to overclock when you just have 2 sticks instead of 4.(Easier to OC ram.)
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IMHO, 8GB of RAM should be enough. I am using the same RAM and I am
folding with 4 cpu cores and playing BC2 at the same time. The RAM usage
only goes to 3.5 to 4GB at most, so I think 8Gb should be fine unless
you're running some RAM hungry application.


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Personally I dont see a problem with purchasing a 16GB kit for $65
Last year I spent around $130 on a 4GB kit, And I was kinda pissed to see the prices go so low now, so this summer I upgraded to 8GB for 50 dollars. It wont hurt buying the kit and I see it as an investment, Instead of using all four sticks you can just use two, and build a second rig if you want. Or If, when RAM prices increase again sell two sticks and make a nice profit.
post #5 of 7
It's not likely going to do much for you now performance-wise (unles you're really squeezing your 8GB), but if you plan on keeping the system for a long time, it'd be a good investment. I did the same thing in 2008 when 4GB was still alot and grabbed a second 4GB pair when prices plummeted to ~$45 for 4GB, and I'm seeing a different tune now where, although 4GB would be enough, I'd be unhappy with it and am thus glad I did it. RAM does wonders to extend life into PCs. If you won't keep it for more than two years or something though, it may be more of a wasted move. It could help resale value too.
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Personally I dont see a problem with purchasing a 16GB kit for $65
Yes, thats just fine, but he's not purchasing a 16Gb kit.
He's talking about adding another 8Gb's to what he has.

Thats 2 different things! Kits are tested together.
Plus, yes using all 4 DIMM slots will put a lot more stress on your cpu's IMC.

8Gb's of memory is more than enough!
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Thanks you all for your answers. I will stay with my 8g. Even if these ram sticks are just plain awesome 8 more gig won't be needed.
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