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Hey everybody! I've been out of the loop on hardware for a while now, and only really "threw" my system together in the first place, so I could use some help. I'm in a bit of a rush to get things running, as school is starting and I have things to do on this PC.

Unfortunately, at least one stick of the tri-channel RAM I own decided to go ahead and die. I was hoping to have an opportunity to upgrade anyway, and now the time has most certainly come. As you can see, I have a P6X58D mobo, which can take up to 24GB of RAM. I'm going to go ahead and hit that max, as I run some demanding software, and occasionally host testing "servers" from this PC, so I need all the RAM I can get. My question here is what RAM to use. I'd like to go tri-channel, and fill every slot for cost purposes (so 6x4GB) if that's reasonable. Cost needs to be under $180 though, so no top tier hardware.

I had this system overclocked in the past, but due to a cooler failure, I have reverted to defaults. Once I have new RAM, I'll have no qualms on OC'ing the RAM and CPU again, so if that affects what I should be looking for, let me know. Here's some of what I've been looking at:

2 of these HyperX kits

or

This Patriot Kit plus This Patriot Kit (it's one quad + one dual kit, issues perhaps?)

or

2 of these AVEXIR kits (blue LEDs on top that match my system...oh boy)


So, perhaps one of these is the best option, or perhaps you've got better ideas. Either way, help is greatly appreciated, so thanks in advance. Again, I'm in a hurry to pick something up (for $180 or less), and thus any response is helpful.
Edited by TheCraven - 8/20/12 at 2:26am
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Samsung 30nm. The most underrated sticks for RAM; could go 2000Mhz+ on decent voltage.
 
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Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz is probly the best RAM on the market now IMO, Not sure if they make tri-channel kits though
 
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Samsung 30nm. The most underrated sticks for RAM; could go 2000Mhz+ on decent voltage.

Woah, that is...impressive stuff. So, should 3 kits of that run fine on this mobo? If so, it's a done deal.
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Woah, that is...impressive stuff. So, should 3 kits of that run fine on this mobo? If so, it's a done deal.

Yep. Just keep in mind the more modules, the more it could hinder overall OC performance.
 
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Yep. Just keep in mind the more modules, the more it could hinder overall OC performance.

This definitely. Regardless of what kit you have it's tough to get a high overclock with all of your DIMMs filled. In regards to which kit I would recommend it would definitely be the Samsung kits. They are low profile so you can mount pretty much any cooler without having to worry about clearance issues. They also have amazing potential when it comes to overclocking.
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There's also the option of one tri-channel kit (3x8GB) but of course, it comes at a higher price. As the Samsung sticks are 11-11-11-28, should I be worried about the timings? In other words, will I be more likely to find a stable OC with a lower timing? (BTW, the OC in that "proof" link was done sans moving the OC jumper. I could've (and temporarily did) hit 5GHz stable, by moving the jumper. This CPU is pretty strong it seems, and I will have plenty of time to play with stability too.)
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Woah, that is...impressive stuff. So, should 3 kits of that run fine on this mobo? If so, it's a done deal.

As a owner of this ram I can definitely recommend it. Easily overclocks to 2133mhz at cl9 steppings. These can even do 2400mhz.
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As a owner of this ram I can definitely recommend it. Easily overclocks to 2133mhz at cl9 steppings. These can even do 2400mhz.

That answers my last question then. Any need for additional RAM cooling if I tune those sticks? My Spire CPU cooler blows right on my RAM as is, and keeps cool at 52C (CPU temp) or less during IBT runs.
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That answers my last question then. Any need for additional RAM cooling if I tune those sticks? My Spectre CPU cooler blows right on my RAM as is, and keeps cool at 52C (CPU temp) or less during IBT runs.

No need for cooling on this set(or really any for that matter) since they are on a 30nm manuf, however good ventilation is always a plus. thumb.gif
 
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