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I'd advise you to go with 8GB DDR3 1333 or 1600. 1066 is a bit slow. And you don't need super fast timings. 9-9-9-24 for 1600 or 8-8-8-24 for 1333 should be fine.
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On newegg I could not find 8gb with your timings unless I want to break $100... which I wasn't looking to do :\\
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What about this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226095

9-9-9-24 for DDR3 1333 is acceptable.

EDIT: this is even better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231426
Edited by aznofazns - 1/30/11 at 1:04am
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post #14 of 19
you really probably wont ever fully use a 4gb set... just get a fast 1600mhz 2x2ghz. mushkin and gskill have cas6 sets on newegg (one is in my sig)
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Originally Posted by c_sioufi View Post
Also, is 8 gb not excessive?
always stay ahead of the curve with ram and even more so while ddr3 is so cheap. 8gb is quickly becoming the norm and having more ram is almost always better than less
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Well I was only able to find like two options for 8 gb and they're pretty pricey...

Patriot Signature 1600

And the Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333
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Originally Posted by c_sioufi View Post
Well I was only able to find like two options for 8 gb and they're pretty pricey...

Patriot Signature 1600

And the Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333
if you cant afford it then you will have to stick to 4gb of ram. no point going hungry.
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Hahaha.

The beauty is that computer parts RARELY get more expensive with time. So maybe in the future I can upgrade to either better timing or to the 8gb...

Now if I go with the 80 dollar choices should I go with the 8gb with slower timing (I think 9 was the lowest I found) or the 4 gb with better timing (6 or 7)?

And also is 6-8-6-24 better than 7-8-7-20 for the 1600 or would it be better to jump down to the 1333 with 7-7-7-20?
(I'm not good with timing differences like that, if they're all the same I might just go with the cheapest)

Thanks again for all your help.
Edited by c_sioufi - 1/30/11 at 11:14am
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Originally Posted by c_sioufi View Post
Hahaha.

The beauty is that computer parts RARELY get more expensive with time. So maybe in the future I can upgrade to either better timing or to the 8gb...

Now if I go with the 80 dollar choices should I go with the 8gb with slower timing (I think 9 was the lowest I found) or the 4 gb with better timing (6 or 7)?

And also is 6-8-6-24 better than 7-8-7-20 for the 1600 or would it be better to jump down to the 1333 with 7-7-7-20?
(I'm not good with timing differences like that, if they're all the same I might just go with the cheapest)

Thanks again for all your help.
Of course, the ram will only get cheaper as 8GB becomes more mainstream, which it will. I'd get the 1600Mhz kit with the best timings. Usually the price isn't much higher on the 1600Mhz modules.
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