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Hey guys,

Im looking to upgrade the ram in my 1366 rig but i know that im going to go 2011 in the near future.... Im looking for a kit (preferably dominator gt's) i do not mind running 3 sticks in my 1366 rig and then only using the fourth when i get 2011...

My problem is that th only suitable kit i have found is a 16gb kit (4x4) and from what ive read the 4gb sticks starin the memory controller....

So im wondering if u can maybe suggest a dominator kit or maybe something else(must be red)

my current mobo is the r3e and when i get 2011 ill get the r4e.

-Im looking for something with 2000mhz
-Red
-Preferable corsair
-suitable for 1366 and 2011
-and i would want to be running atleast 8gb in the 2011 rig.

Thanks smile.gif
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You can use 4x4GB without worries. You can use it at dual channel on 1366 before upgrading to 2011.

Price/performance I suggest these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

They are pretty bad at stock but overclock like mad.

If you really want red then this kit should be for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233236
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Four DIMMs on 1366 is usually 3+1 channels, not dual channel.

Anyway, you don't need to buy kits, the memory itself doesn't have channels and there is generally no difference at all between four individual sticks, a pair of dual-channel kits, or a single quad channel kit, or any other combination you can think of (assuming the same model and revision).
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

Four DIMMs on 1366 is usually 3+1 channels, not dual channel.
Anyway, you don't need to buy kits, the memory itself doesn't have channels and there is generally no difference at all between four individual sticks, a pair of dual-channel kits, or a single quad channel kit, or any other combination you can think of (assuming the same model and revision).

That's pretty arguable.

I personally have had issues buying 2 x2 kits instead of 1 x4 kit. I knwo many others have as well. I think its because they bin them in sets like that and test them together so you take some additional risk buying seperately. Then again I have had ram that I bought seperately and it was fine.
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same i wud suggest the vengeance red or the samsung. the samsung clock like crazy lol biggrin.gif
    
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I keep hearing good things about the Samsung low profile kit there.. Im in the same position (buying for a 2011 socket.. looking for 16g something quick..) cant decide what to go with. I'm wondering if the Samsung for everyday use pays off though? My thoughts are that if its going to save me 30 bucks but I have to OC it to the max and it becomes slightly unstable, would I be better just spending extra cash and getting something with better timing at 1866 or 2133.. I dont know enough about it to make a good call...

EDIT: Microcenter has the Samsung.. they carry most of the Corsair stuff.. no G.Skill... trying to get into a set by the weekend but I can wait if say the G.Skill is going to offer me more

lol not to nab your thread I just think we are getting at the same thing
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Four DIMMs on 1366 is usually 3+1 channels, not dual channel.

Anyway, you don't need to buy kits, the memory itself doesn't have channels and there is generally no difference at all between four individual sticks, a pair of dual-channel kits, or a single quad channel kit, or any other combination you can think of (assuming the same model and revision).

you can run 4 dimms in dual channel on 1366, put 2 in one colored slot and 2 in the other. His mobo has 6 ram slots, 3 of each color (red and black)
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That's pretty arguable.
I personally have had issues buying 2 x2 kits instead of 1 x4 kit. I knwo many others have as well. I think its because they bin them in sets like that and test them together so you take some additional risk buying seperately. Then again I have had ram that I bought seperately and it was fine.

I don't think it's remotely arguable. I have never encountered, or even heard reliable rumors of, memory being specially binned for use together in kits. If the PCB, ICs, and speed grade are the same, there should be no difference between a kit and a combination of individual sticks.

At most, kits with high numbers of sticks have slightly different SPD/XMP profiles to account for the timing changes needed to ensure compatibility, and this is meaningless if you set your timings manually.
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you can run 4 dimms in dual channel on 1366, put 2 in one colored slot and 2 in the other. His mobo has 6 ram slots, 3 of each color (red and black)

Sometimes you can do this (though most of my 1366 boards won't post unless DIMMs are populated in a specific order), but why would you want to?
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