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RAM upgrade on SB. so many options is confusing :(. Give your inputs.

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Hey guys,

I'm currently in need of upgrading my PC's RAM. I currently have 16GB and I'm usually stuck at 95% of RAM usage and limiting myself on the apps I can run at the same time. After doing a bit of online research I realized people recommend 1600 as the sweet spot, however, I notice RAM CAS is very different in 4GB modules vs 8GB modules. I'm planning to upgrade to 32GB of RAM but ran into a few questions:

Is RAM CAS very important nowadays? I see online 32GB (or 2x8gb 16gb modules) with speeds of 1866 but with CAS of 10-11-10, 11-11-11 vs DDR3 1600 @9-9-9. Will this specs affect overclocking? I do want my purchase to be future proof. Is SB RAM compatible with 2011 platform?

I'm currently looking at buying 2 sets of this Crucial RAM because it has the lowest timings I've found (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847183-REG/Crucial_Technology_BLT2KIT8G3D1608DT1TX0_16GB_2_x_8GB_.html) and is in good price I think.

I see a lot of these memories advertise XMP profiles yet I can't find XMP information in their pages. I recall back in the DDR2 days, when I could buy an OCZ intel XMP and I knew DDR2 was rated at 800 but had 2 XMP Profiles one for 1066 and another one with lower timings or 1333 and this was clearly stated in the product's page. How is XMP working nowadays? Should I expect a 1600 DDR3 with XMP to have a 1866 profile too?

I'll appreciate your inputs in this guys. My budget is close to $325. Rig is the one in the signature.
Edited by Razorstorm - 4/14/12 at 4:35am
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Yes Column Address Strobe is important..The lower the better.I recommend the Samsung RAM for Sandy Bridge.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096

It does 2240 @ 9-10-10-28
It doesn't get hot..RAM heatsinks are a leftover from the 2.1v ddr2 days
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

....I recommend the Samsung RAM for Sandy Bridge.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
It does 2240 @ 9-10-10-28

Thanks for the reply, however, I'm looking at 8GB modules either 4 single ones, 2 packs of 16GB (2 x 8gb) or 1 pack of 32GB (4 x 8GB). I do use that much memory smile.gif
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Al-righty then ph34r-smiley.gif
IDK
How can you possibly use that much RAM?
Details,pls.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Al-righty then ph34r-smiley.gif
IDK
How can you possibly use that much RAM?
Details,pls.

Sure.
Video editing software and Adobe Creative suite takes up a bit of RAM everytime they are used. I currently run a 6080x1200 resolution in a triple monitor configuration + Deskspace software which gives me 5 more desktops with the same resolution. One of these desktops is used for virtualization, running linux, windows for different stuff. My browsing apps, wheter Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc (Yes, I do use about 7-10 different browsers for different stuff) can take up easily 9GB of RAM at any given time.

I think I started to use more RAM the minute I added 2 more monitors. I love the Triple monitor configuration so much that I'm planning to upgrade it eventually. This rig in particular runs 24/7. So yeah, I also run regular apps like outlook, word, pdf, and even gaming from time to time but most of the RAM is used in Virtualization via Virtual box, video editing, graphic editing and to a certain extend, browsing with multiple tabs for research,testing, monitoring and business purposes

Hope this clears your question biggrin.gif
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