Originally Posted by losttsol
I'm pretty much set on upgrading to a socket 2011 chip when they come out. From what I've read it will support 4 channel memory. DDR3 is dirt cheap right now from what I've seen (especially 1600MHz and less), so I was thinking of getting some in case it goes up. I suppose this also means that 8GB of RAM will be to this new socket as 6GB is to the current generation of triple channel, so I might as well buy 8GB. What speed RAM do you think would be a safe purchase? Will 1600MHz hold me back? I see some really high speed stuff coming out lately.
1600Mhz is pretty much where you should be again, considering it's going to be running DDR3 (not DDR4, where the higher speeds would be obtainable). 1600Mhz kits overclock well and are generally not too expensive unlike the higher speed kits.
At Bolded: I also believe that 2011 will also run DDR3 Triple Channel memory, unless that's for 1356 only (or if that's being phased out). Either way, if you want to take advantage of the Quad-Channel memory, you would need to wait for Quad-Channel sticks to be made.
As for buying now because of prices, I don't think well see a dramatic price increase in DDR3, so I would wait until Ivy Bridge is a bit closer before buying some RAM....either way, good luck Edited by CovertCover - 1/13/11 at 5:10pm