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mine lasted about 1 1/2 years
and I had 1 or 2 hicups in that time

then a few days before it died I got a few blue screens

and then nothing
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Alot of people want to have 16gb of ram to sound cool but the fact remains for each dimm you add to a core i5, i7 you add more stress to the IMC. I know that with tripple channel X58 platform I would go as high as 12gb max and 6gb for best performance. I would only use the amount of channels your chipset will handle, ie. X58 3dimms, p67,z68 2 dimms.

If you want IMO the best ram for the buck.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233145
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post #13 of 20
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interesting
I do alot of video compiling and added all the ram I had to gvie me a little kick

I could pull the 2gb sticks and run the 12gb only I guess
I was actually about to up it to 24gb
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That is surely why your chip died especially if it was ovclocked or the ram was 1.65v. That is a beast of of computer thumb.gif
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post #15 of 20
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Thanx, I got tired of waiting on video to compile and tried to build a machine that would knock it out

its does a great job and the extra speed was a + since I had all the cooling equipment in the case already
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I went from 6x2GB to a 3x4GB RAM kits and the 3x4 RAMs are way easier to overclock. Less DIMMs, less stress on the IMC.
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Running 6X2 GB corsair XMS3 on same mobo no problems(ran 950@4.2 for 2 years prior to 970)
    
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post #18 of 20
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well I have 3 4gb sticks and about 15 2gb sticks
I of course run the 4gb sticks and then added 3 2gb sticks to top out with what I had

like I said I can always go back to the 3 4gb sticks for 12gb total
loose 6gb of ram just to safely oc this thing
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I killed a 990x @ 4.8 @1.55Vcore, 3x4gb @ 1.45Vqpi, Dram was at 1.64V though, RMA'd it just fine - the tech did say though that 1.5 was the limit on gulftown - I didn't realize this because the motherboard bioses always say 1.65 is the max. I checked the datasheet though and he was right 1.5 is the typical max, 1.55 abs max for dram. Most likely it was the vcore and temps though that killed it, although really it just wouldn't boot to the bios one day, so it's hard to say exactly what killed it.
     
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Thanx, I got tired of waiting on video to compile and tried to build a machine that would knock it out

its does a great job and the extra speed was a + since I had all the cooling equipment in the case already


I don't think 16GB or 24GB should be the issue unless you OC it to its rated speed say 2,000MHz or 2,133Mhz. That'll need quite a bit of QPI/vtt but not an issue @1,333MHz 6 x 4 GB.

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