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Gaming is the only thing that uses my ram much, and in games like BF3 with firefox running for battlelog I use ~3.3GB with almost no background stuff running in win7 64-bit. So its only going to get worse.

My gigabyte z68xp-ud4 supports DDR3 2133/1866/1600/... I've ran my 4GB 1600 @1866 and that works fine.

What are prices like these days? Any 2x4GB ram recommendations of at least 1866? I might get some in 2-3 months
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GSkill or Corsair

Both quality

I would go with 2x4gbstk, great for gaming!
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Why not get another set of the kit you have now? It seems to work for you, and my OCD would drive me crazy if I had 2 different kits in one pc
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post #4 of 9
The prices of RAM these days is a lot cheaper compared to a couple of years ago.

Corsair's RAM is decent, they have many different types of RAM, also there RMA/Customer service is very good, if there is any fault or any problems.

G.skill is also a good buy.
post #5 of 9
8GB no doubt, I'm using 4GB because I forgot to buy new ram after going ITX and I keep getting out of memory messages everytime... it SUX !
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Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post

GSkill or Corsair

Both quality

I would go with 2x4gbstk, great for gaming!

Mushkin is also fantastic.
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post #7 of 9
If you're current RAM modules are working fine, just buy two more. If you don't mind or want to mix them, go with Corsair. I have a pair of 4GB Corsair Vengeance and they are resilient and efficient. Don't bother going above 8GB. I looked it up in countless forums and they all say in this day and age no more than 8GB of RAM is necessary unless you are using applications that will run you 4GB each (like Photoshop and a heavily modded Firefox browser)
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If you're current RAM modules are working fine, just buy two more. If you don't mind or want to mix them, go with Corsair. I have a pair of 4GB Corsair Vengeance and they are resilient and efficient. Don't bother going above 8GB. I looked it up in countless forums and they all say in this day and age no more than 8GB of RAM is necessary unless you are using applications that will run you 4GB each (like Photoshop and a heavily modded Firefox browser)
Modern games need over 8GB to run efficiently, going from 4GB-8GB can yield up to a 4 fps increase in games like BF3. Anything over 8GB is unnecessary in most situations.
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The g skill eco's I have are hard to find, and they aren't much cheaper than 2x4GB. I'll see how the money goes, and sell these 2nd hand.
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