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So I just installed, well I first installed a D.O.A. ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB, so that was not fun, swapped it out and I now have a ASUS P9X79 PRO and everything seems to be running spiffy!

So there are all these Memory slots ALL OVER THE PLACE and they look so lonely and empty. . .

I think that 16G of RAM will be more than sufficient for all my needs, I have 2 8G sticks of G Skill Ripjaws, and 4 sticks of 4G Corsair Vengence, my question is what will work the best?

2 x 6 Ripjaws

4 x 4 Vengence ( This is what I have currently installed, it was purchased as 2, 2 x 4 sets of 8, separately, everything is identical except that on the sticker one set says VERS: 5.25 and the other is VERS: 8.15. Will that cause a problem? Is there a way to "update" the 5.25 to the 8.15? )

Or should I forget those and get 8 sticks of 2G?

8 x 2

There is some tiny Samsung sticks that I was reading about here on OCN that are cheap, highly OCable and now I can't find them again. Any ideas or other recommendations?


Thanks Everyone!
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You want to avoid populating all dimm sockets so it doesn't reduce your overclocking headroom. Personally i would choose higher density dimms.
 
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if you want to make use of quad channel and 16GBthen you will need to populate 4 slots so a 4 x 4GB of RAM would be ideal for you..
the RAM channel config is like this..
1 stick = single channel
2 stick = dual channel
3 stick = triple channel
4 stick = quad channel
5 stick = single channel
6 stick = triple channel
7 stick = single channel
8 stick = quad channel

if your vengeance are same voltage and same timings then you can use them...

any decent speed and timming DDR3 2 x (2 x 4GB kits) or 4 x 4GB kits would be nice such as G.skill ripjawsx/z, munskin, corsair kingston hypers and the sammies to name a few if you want to use new RAM for example...

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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

You want to avoid populating all dimm sockets so it doesn't reduce your overclocking headroom. Personally i would choose higher density dimms.

so is 2 X 8 in dual channel better than 4x4 in quad? I apologize for my ignorance biggrin.gif
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Quote:
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so is 2 X 8 in dual channel better than 4x4 in quad? I apologize for my ignorance biggrin.gif

lol no that's not what i was meaning. 4x8GB would be my choice (RamDisk etc), but in your case 4x4GB would be more ideal for your needs.
 
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