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Dual channel kit for x58 i7 920?

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I still have an x58 setup, i'm wondering the best way to go about keeping it for another year until Skylake.

I only have 3gb ram which is now faulty, i figured i should upgrade now but triple channel kits are more expensive.. So i just realised i could use a dual channel kit and there's barely a difference between them.

It seems 8gb is the sweet spot for games and stuff in general, so should i just buy an 8gb 1600mhz dual channel kit that wil do me till a full upgrade next year? if i buy a 6gb triple channel kit it would be touching minimum to recommended for newest games, and 12gb is too much (and costly)

So it seems for my aging but still decent i7 920 and asus p6t deluxe board, it's best to get an 8gb dual channel kit?
post #2 of 8
I personally can't see any issues with it as long as you're 100% sure it's the RAM that's faulty.
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Originally Posted by Bearybear View Post

I personally can't see any issues with it as long as you're 100% sure it's the RAM that's faulty.
Memtest (windows version) fails almost as soon as i start it, so i'd guess so. I could do with more RAM anyway.

One more question, does it matter if the RAM has 1T or 2T command rate these days? With an SSD i wouldn't have thought it'd matter.. but not sure, seems all of Corsair's RAM is 2T.
post #4 of 8
Not really, the difference is small and mostly unnoticeable, but going from 3GB to 8GB I think you're only going to see improvements. If it bugs you most of them will probably be stable at 1T if you have a play.
post #5 of 8
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Alright thanks, i placed an order for a Corsair Vengeance red 8gb kit. Now i just got to hope i won't have any issues with them, been very unlucky with memory before.
post #6 of 8
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Just to make completely sure, i shouldn't have any issues with that RAM on this setup right? It seems the Vengeance was optimised for Sandy Bridge.. so hopefully it will work fine on my setup because no dual channel kits are listed as compatible with this board, even though it can run dual channel.
post #7 of 8
Might be worth you linking to the exact model you bought so somebody might be able to tell you for sure, but I'm not expecting any problems.
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