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post #1 of 24
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Is it wise to upgrade to 2x4GB from my current Ripjaws X Series (Black) 2x2GB sticks?

If yes, what would be the best 2x4GB kit available out there?
post #2 of 24
depends what for.

Gaming and general stuff i'd say no. What you have is currently more than enough.
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Do u do any heavy video encoding or video editing.

if u dont do either i suggest u wait since RAms prices change every week
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Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post
depends what for.

Gaming and general stuff i'd say no. What you have is currently more than enough.
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Originally Posted by daman246 View Post
Do u do any heavy video encoding or video editing.

if u dont do either i suggest u wait since RAms prices change every week
Well I don't do any hardcore stuff. Just gaming and general stuff, yeah. But what caught my attention in upgrading was this guy (jrweiss) here in this forum: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...lities-*/page4 .

I'm planning on using a 512MB RAMDisk for my Internet browsers but he says that it isn't recommended for system's with less than 4GB of RAM. He brings a very good point in his answers to my questions but I don't know if they are 100% accurate.

I mean how do I know if I'm in the "edge" of having enough RAM?

As I posted in that forum my memory allocation in Resource Monitor while at idle is:

Hardware Reserved: 93MB
In Use: 2198MB
Modified: 43MB
Standby:1183MB
Free: 593MB

That's from a fresh install of Windows with all my common programs installed. My programs are not so many and they don't all run at startup.
post #5 of 24
If you're going for JUST 8GB, no. Grab another kit identical to what you've got. Those sticks you've got right now are beastly, and should do 2133.
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If you're going for JUST 8GB, no. Grab another kit identical to what you've got. Those sticks you've got right now are beastly, and should do 2133.
But 2x4GB is always better than 4x2GB, right? Less stress on the board.
post #7 of 24
I made the jump myself because RAM is cheap, 2x4gb is way cheap, I got my 1866mhz kit for like $80

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231455

great stuff and its really fast, I get a 7.9 on WEI (means really nothing I know but I think its cool )

and you wont ever have to worry about running out of it.
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
But 2x4GB is always better than 4x2GB, right? Less stress on the board.
You're on 1155, that truth isn't followed anymore.

I had 4x2GB of Ripjaws that did DDR3-2250 24/7 stable. Only reason my speed is low with my current 16GB of RAM is because the RAM itself sucks.

Your IMC on your chip will handle 4 sticks with ease. If you have issues, raise your VCCIO or VDIMM up a notch or two, and it'll run fine.
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So there's totally no disadvantage in shifting to 4x2GB compared to 2x4GB?
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everyone says that its pointless to go above 4gb for gaming, i did and i used to only use 3gb of ram when i had 4gb total now that i have 8gb i see 5-6gb + in games that used to take 3 lol?
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