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Ram for ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011

Poll Results: I have an ASUS rampage and 8GBx2 Tracer ram, what should I do?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Install the 8GBx2 tracer and call it good.
  • 0% (0)
    Buy another 8GBx2 and install 8GBx4. (I <3 Overkill!)
  • 100% (3)
    Sell the 8GBx2 and buy a 4GBx4.
  • 0% (0)
    Sell the ram and the motherboard and get something else!
  • 0% (0)
    Other. (Suggest in post please!)
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post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I just got the board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131808



I have Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB Kit (8GBx2) (PC3 12800) DDR3-1600 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin with LED RG BLT2CP8G3D1608DT2TXRG
:
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Tactical-DDR3-1600-BLT2CP8G3D1608DT2TXRG/dp/B0091L1MRY/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1367364808&sr=1-3&keywords=tactical+tracer



I plan on/have 3 way or 4 way sli 680s, 256gb 840 pro, OC 3820. I will use for 7680x1440 gaming, and HEAVY multitasking during work. My current system has 8GB of ram, and I am always having to shut programs down because of capping it.

What should I do?
post #2 of 3
Generally speaking, you won't really notice the benefit of quad channel vs dual channel.

That being said, if I were you, I would opt for the 4 sticks and using quad channel.

I voted "Sell the 8GBx2 and buy a 4GBx4" but I like overkill as well, lol. "Buy another 8GBx2 and install 8GBx4. (I <3 Overkill!)"
 
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CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
Hard DrivePowerCaseOther
Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
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Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
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post #3 of 3
I would go with 4x4GB as its really the sweet spot for the board (I have the Extreme) when it comes to capacity vs speed. I would however recommend getting the Gskill Ripjaws Z 2133 9-11-10-28 kit, it's extremely fast. I am currently running an easy 2133 9-10-10-27 1T @ stock volts with the processor @ 4.6 and it's extremely fast!
   
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Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
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