Thread: DDR3 upgrade
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Old November 9, 2011, 07:00 AM
Chris Chris is offline
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My System Specs


Since there are no replies, I went ahead and bought
Corsair Vengeance 3x4 ddr3 1600 CL9 (9,9,9,24) 1.5v ($80)

Dropped it in, enabled XMP, 1.5v, and adjusted the timing to 9,9,9,24,1T, and 1600MHz. Did 35 passes of memtest86+ (test no. 5). Seems to run well. A little less heat than the OCZ Gold. CPU is already oc. Tried to oc the ram, but no go. It probably takes trial and error from the beginning. I think I'll leave it for now.

The reason I need 12 GB is that I am running sometimes very close to 500 MB free, and with ram disk, it getting very close. I chose Corsair over G.Skill over the 1T for Corsair and 2T for G.Skill and $10 cheaper.

BTW, the POST process seems to take longer, before the splash screen appears. Maybe it takes longer to test 12 GB instead of the previous 6GB.
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