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just looking for best bang for my buck since i dont want to have to turn around and upgrade a system im about to drop 1600+ into
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Originally Posted by brad2982 View Post
Go with the Ripjaws at 7-8-7-24 timings . Building a new rig, and you're already thinking about going 8GB, you might as well. I can easily use my 8GB, just not all of it while gaming. It's nice to have the overhead.
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for now you wont be why not get a 8gb set for under $100 now while it lasts. Course i love the argument that all games are 32bit and wont use above 2gb as that a retarded way to look at it since more ppl are using win7 x64 prob in the next year or so games will hopefully follow suite even sooner to make native x64 games. Which last i knew didnt the ppl that make battlefield games making a game engine that is x64.

If you want just 4gb and overclocking these Gskills freakin will hit 2400mhz on 1.5-.6v as there is a guy that did a review on them @ XS as they scale really well with voltage and timings. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231316
Problem with those is intel lowerd the max voltage memory can use for sandy bridge so im guessing hes trying to stay at 1.50 volts.
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I personally am getting these with my SB rig im getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231404
 
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4 is all that's really necessary now. However that's more or less the minimum standard these days, and as games come out that can better use multiple cpu cores, so will games that can use more ram.

Considering the prices, I'd go for 8. If you get 2x2 now and decide to upgrade later you'll have to use 4 DIMMs which is more stressful to run than 2x4.
can u change ur gpu to "1 black hawk down" instead of "1 gpu down"plz,just for the lolz
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Problem with those is intel lowerd the max voltage memory can use for sandy bridge so im guessing hes trying to stay at 1.50 volts.
yeah but it does i think 2000mhz @ around 1.5v let me try to find it again.
 
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I run 3gb and its fine even for gaming.
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I run 3gb and its fine even for gaming.
Price of ram right now it seems like best choice is to get 8gigs while he can befor they hike the prices back up.
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post #19 of 30
Just get the 8gbs.. Its awesome.
post #20 of 30
First off I want to say that you only need 4gb for gaming. But looks at it like this, the difference is in price is usually $10-20 bucks. So it comes down to want you want, either more memory and potentially lower over clocks. Or 4gb memory and potentially higher over clocks. Either way youll kick ass in game.
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