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So this might be kind of dumb but here it goes. I've been told I might want to double up on my RAM by getting the same sticks I have now, however it appears that my Mushkins have been discontinued and I'm sucking at finding them anywhere else online. Am I SOL and have to buy new sticks or is there something else that I can do? Appreciate the feedback.
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Are these the sticks you're looking for? @ amazon

Only 50$ Not bad.
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Are these the sticks you're looking for? @ amazon

Only 50$ Not bad.

Oh yeah look at that, used ones must have come up without me noticing. What sort of gains should I expect by doubling up? I think I'm going to bite on those, thanks for the link!
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You'll have 6 GB of more memory with those.

If you were running out of memory or using all 6, you were getting slowdowns by having to use the page file. Adding more ram will give you more room before that happens.

Plus anything in ram is read substantially faster than from disk.
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However, I don't know what your rig is being used for but if it's primarily gaming the biggest bottleneck is by far the way outdated GPU.

Also Note, running 6 DIMMs in Tri-Channel causes a lot of load on the IMC and with your current OC you might find yourself in a position where you have to raise VTT quite a lot or even dail down uncore ratio.
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Instead of starting a new thread, is this a good idea? And just replacing what I have now? It's another 5% off from the coupon on the flyer which makes it a total of $113.89 w/ tax and free shipping
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Instead of starting a new thread, is this a good idea? And just replacing what I have now? It's another 5% off from the coupon on the flyer which makes it a total of $113.89 w/ tax and free shipping

your system is made for tripple channel so you could lose some perf probly be small tho if you want to stick to tripple channel thats the cheapest kit i found on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226396
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