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post #1 of 5
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I currently have 3x2gb ram and I'm considering doing an upgrade.
should I get 6gb more of the exact same ram or get a new 2x4gb ram instead? maybe with lower timing?
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post #2 of 5
I would go with the extra 6gb since you are taking advantage of the triple channel memory controller in the 1366 chips. Just make sure to get more of the same ram.
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post #3 of 5
Not much need more than 6GB of memory, although it really depends on your systems tasks. Bere in mind you have a TRI channel board, 3x4GB is what you mean. Or maybe get the same set again to fill the banks. Although this may hamper overclock headroom due to extra strain on the controller.
 
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post #4 of 5
Any reason why you'd add more? It depends what kind of stuff you do with your computer.
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I host a Minecraft server, and recently my RAM usage has been peaking here and there so I thought I'll get some more ram during the thanksgiving season.
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