Well, I ended up taking the advice of the posters in this thread and picked up a 8 GB kit (link below) from my local Microcenter. I had a coupon from another thread here and after the mail in rebate, it will cost me under $25, which I'm very happy with considering the original price is $64.99 for this kit. It's the same speed as my current RAM (1333) with the same voltage, though the timings are 9-9-9-24 as opposed to my current kit with 7-7-7-20 but I'm not too concerned about that.
Few questions before I install the new kit: 1) Will I need to change any settings in BIOS (i.e- CPU OC, NB voltage, RAM timings etc...) or should they adjust automatically? 2) Also, is there any reason/advantage to adding the new kit to my current RAM to give me 12GB? I'm guessing no because of the different timings and the fact that 12GB is probably overkill but I still wanted to ask. Thanks again for all the advice, I really do appreciate it.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0353874Edited by goodwidp - 9/18/11 at 7:15am