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I have a E8400 and a Gigabyte X48-DS4. I am wanting to get 4Gigs of G. Skill Ram But I do not know is my Motherboard can handle the 1066 or just the 1000. And if so in about 2 months I am updated to 8Gigs of Ram for my 64 Bit Vista. Can someone answer the Question and tell me Which is best???
Edited by OT Casper - 6/17/08 at 4:26am
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The motherboard can handle any RAM, its just that it will run at lower speed. So all you need to do is overclock a little and the RAM will be running at the 'proper' speed . 8gigs is fine but a little overkill - although you should notice a difference in RAM intensive programs - image rendering/VMWare.
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The motherboard can handle any RAM, its just that it will run at lower speed. So all you need to do is overclock a little and the RAM will be running at the 'proper' speed . 8gigs is fine but a little overkill - although you should notice a difference in RAM intensive programs - image rendering/VMWare.
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It always depends on what you use your system for! For some users who use memory intensive programs (video/music editing) more ram is always better. For those who just play games it is basically agreed upon that 4Gbs is where vastly diminishing returns begin.

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if you use your rig just for gaming and movies....you really dont need 8gb....4gb is already good enough
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