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I'm looking to upgrade my sig rig to 8GBs of RAM. I've heard that having four sticks of RAM stops you from being able to reach higer OCs. Is this true? And depending on the answer, what is a decent, cheap upgrade plan for my PC?
post #2 of 8
Just grab an 8gb Kit of two sticks and sell your current ones. It will only cost you $40 or so depending on what you buy. 4 sticks to me just means that you are that much more likely to have a bad stick.
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Samsung 30nm 2x4 GB sticks for $50 - OC like crazy
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It is true, have all 4 slots occupied and you can't OC, I tried it myself, and failed frown.gif , but memory is still fast at stock speeds anyways. I have Patriot memory Gamer 2 memory, they run for about $45

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He is referring to these. They don't look like anything special but they are supposedly beasts.
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Get the samsungs. biggrin.gif They overclock like crazy. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

Just grab an 8gb Kit of two sticks and sell your current ones. It will only cost you $40 or so depending on what you buy. 4 sticks to me just means that you are that much more likely to have a bad stick.
Where would I be able to sell them?
Quote:
Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post

Samsung 30nm 2x4 GB sticks for $50 - OC like crazy
Thanks for the suggestion, those seem pretty good for $50.
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mugabuga View Post

Where would I be able to sell them?

eBay, Marketplace here (need 20 more rep), Craigslist, etc.
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For Sale: [FS] Pentium G4560 - Z270M Extreme 4
$1 (USD) or best offer
 
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For Sale: [FS] Pentium G4560 - Z270M Extreme 4
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Intel 520 240GB Transcend 480GB Cryorig C7 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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