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Hi there guys, currently im running i7 950 fulled water-cooled.. i was running Corsair XMS3 16 gig.. then my wife ruined her ram so i gave her all my ram except for 1 stick.. so right now im in serious need of RAM..lol:D

I don't really wanna go with the XMS3 again, so was wondering if there is any other suggestions on ram's for a 1366 socket... i7 950... if someone can give me some ideas would be highly appreciated !
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What's your MoBo ? you should really fill out ... *Put your Rig in your Signature!*

 

Some of the Better Memory Brands are G.Skill, Mushkin, Corsair, GeIL, Crucial and Samsung.


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You only need good ram if you overclock your ram, which is meaningless for gaming - it only makes a difference if you are a benchmarker.

When overclocking your CPU you should just keep your RAM at stock settings.

Furthermore, 16gb or RAM sounds like over overkill, unless you are a programmer or an advanced user that runs many virtual machines, do 3D modeling.

If you just game, browse the internet an use office applications, 8gb should be more than enough for a couple of years.
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Get however many of these you need to get the amount of memory you'd like - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094

Three would give you tri-channel and 12GiB.
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado View Post

You only need good ram if you overclock your ram, which is meaningless for gaming - it only makes a difference if you are a benchmarker.
When overclocking your CPU you should just keep your RAM at stock settings.
Furthermore, 16gb or RAM sounds like over overkill, unless you are a programmer or an advanced user that runs many virtual machines, do 3D modeling.
If you just game, browse the internet an use office applications, 8gb should be more than enough for a couple of years.

Yes.. i do run few virtual machines...linux and stuff for work, so i need 16 gig..I had 990x until i killled it.. mad.gif so now im stuck with my 950... my current motherboard is Asus P6T deluxe V 2 ...
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well 4GB Sticks are highest your board will take unless htey somehow unlocked 8GB with bios update, but I dont think it could have.

If you got the cash try to hunt down a 6 x 4GB for 24GB total.

This way you stillrunning in Tri Channel

You can always run in dual challen though, 4 x 4GB Will work just fine.


Lots of ram is always fun, not to mention he can play around with Ramdisc which I hear is superb
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well 4GB Sticks are highest your board will take unless htey somehow unlocked 8GB with bios update, but I dont think it could have.

Actually, most LGA-1366 boards and CPUs work perfectly fine with 8GiB DIMMs. It's just that unbuffered 8GiB DIMMs weren't around when the platform was being certified.
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So what would be the best ram with low timmings... i need 16 gig.. urgent plz! thumb.gif
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