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New RAM for Q6600 + X38 chipset + DDR3 combo

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Win 7 64bit
Q6600 2.4Ghz (stock)
2.0GB OCZ DUAL-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20) 1.5v
Maximus Extreme X38 chipset
8800 GTS 512MB

I am looking to get buy more RAM thinking of getting (2x4GB)
Computer is all stock / auto settings
RAM usage averages at 1GB for internet usage

What cheap good sticks should i get? list 2 or 3 options for me DDR3

Would it be OK to mix and match with my 4 year old ram (total will be 10GB) or just use the new sticks (8gb)?

(2x4GB) or (4x2GB) any difference?

Looking at the choice awards best is the SAMSUNG 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1600
Edited by Salty1 - 12/31/12 at 6:12am
post #2 of 3
ICH9R, pretty sure that board limit is 2GB Sticks

Max of 8 GB = ( 4 x 2GB )


You would need ot look it up to be certain if the board with a newer bios can support 4GB Sticks
Edited by StormX2 - 12/31/12 at 6:37am
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Samsung RAM works OK ..ideally some old 2gb STT or Corsair Dominator low-latency sticks would be best.
 
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