Originally Posted by DuckieHo
Fact is that unless you are hitting 80%+ memory usage, 8GB is not inherently better.
Also, unless you are running specialized software, triple-channels is not better than dual-channel.
Correct. But in his case it's better to run a triple setup on a triple mobo, and not a dual setup on a triple mobo. It just feels "out of sync"
And if you have a dual mobo, I believe it outperforms a triple mobo...
But todays hardware is not like the one years ago (duh
) --> Ram is not an important factor if upgraded... I mean, back in the good old days (read: 2 years ago or so
) you DID noticed going from ddr2 to ddr3 or from 2GB to 4GB.
Nowadays (with i3/5/7 and GTX4xx/5xx cards) it does not matter THAT much if going from 4 to 8 or 16 or... or 6 to 12 to 24.
This is also true for the speeds. Just start from 1600 and anything higher will cost a lot more, but definatly not speeds up...
If the setup is used for daily use/gaming/... not for specific stuff
Therefore, just buy any of these.....
Tbh, leave the 2000MHz.... Just go for the 1600MHz.... --> (Very) Cheap but still DARN good
The highlighted kit will cost you about 80$... for 12GB!!!Edited by ASUSfreak - 12/19/11 at 10:33am