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8GB Blackline or 4GB Redline?

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Hey guys,

I'm pretty confused about what memories I should buy for my computer. You see, I plan on using 2 Sticks of my Mushkin Blackline together with the new memories, each stick is 1 GB. What do you think is the better option?

1. 2x2GB Mushkin Redlines @ 1600MHz 6-8-6-24, together with my Blacklines resulting in 6GB dual channel. I know my Blacklines wont limit the Redlines since they OC great and can hit 2000MHz easily.

2. 2x4GB Mushkin Blacklines @ 1333MHz 8-8-8-24, together with my Blacklines resulting in 10GB Dual Channel. I dont know how those would OC and I'm not sure whether my mobo (Gigabyte P55A-UD6) supports these 4GB Sticks. What do you think ppl?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. the Blacklines kit costs $25 more than the Redlines kit.
post #2 of 12
More RAM isn't worth it for $25 more right now, although DDR3 is pretty damn cheap. I say get the Redlines. For gaming, you shouldn't use more than 6GB, and the timings and speed will help.
 
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UPDATE: the Blacklines cost $20 more XD not $25
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neither one is going to game faster than the other.
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but you will need 64-bit windows to recognize more than 3.25gb anyways
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post #6 of 12
Muskin ram is pretty fixable so redlines and blacklines mix should not be an issue but for less headache especially in OC with different cas and voltage. I would probably stick with one type of ram.
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I dont have any problems with 64-bit Windows. I know neither is going to be faster for now, but what's a better deal? I dont plan on upgrading my computer after that for quite a while.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Muskin ram is pretty fixable so redlines and blacklines mix should not be an issue but for less headache especially in OC with different cas and voltage. I would probably stick with one type of ram.
I know Redline+Blackline shouldnt be a problem. Since Redline are high-end modules they should have no problems OCing, and my Blacklines OC like champs so they should be able to keep up with it. The question is still the same question, 10GB Blackline 1333/8-8-8-24+Mine or 6GB Redline1600/6-8-6-24+Mine.
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I know Redline+Blackline shouldnt be a problem. Since Redline are high-end modules they should have no problems OCing, and my Blacklines OC like champs so they should be able to keep up with it. The question is still the same question, 10GB Blackline 1333/8-8-8-24+Mine or 6GB Redline1600/6-8-6-24+Mine.
If you know the ram works fine on UD6, then 4GB Redline 1600 or 6GB Redline1600/6-8-6-24+Mine is the way to go. That puts lot pressure on NB.
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If you know the ram works fine on UD6, then 4GB Redline 1600 or 6GB Redline1600/6-8-6-24+Mine is the way to go. That puts lot pressure on NB.
Is it good that it puts lots pressure on the NB?
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