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Old January 19, 2012, 01:28 AM
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1)How much?

2)Mhz?

3)Brand?

4)In-brand label - like Dominator,vengeance in corsair

5)Volts?

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Old January 19, 2012, 05:58 AM
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ddr1 ddr2 ddr3? lol

if its ddr3 just get 2x4gb of gskills ripjaws x 1600mhz+ color of your choice
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Old January 19, 2012, 07:03 AM
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With what you are describing and the cheap cost of RAM I would say go with 16GB of RAM.

Go with a speed that will work with whatever overclock you plan on your CPU. After that, get the fastest RAM for the "sweet spot". IE: don't drop double the price on RAM that is 33mhz faster and will give you 0.000133% speed increase.

I don't believe brand matters too much. I have never had compatibility problems with G.Skill so I keep buying them. Definitely make sure you get lifetime warranty.

If you are going Sandybridge then get 1.5 volt or less. In fact, sometimes the 1.25 or 1.35 volt RAM isn't that much more and it's better for overclocking or running low voltage. Probably be best to do 1.5v that way you can have maximum resale or portability between platforms.

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Old January 19, 2012, 07:25 AM
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With what you are describing and the cheap cost of RAM I would say go with 16GB of RAM.

Go with a speed that will work with whatever overclock you plan on your CPU. After that, get the fastest RAM for the "sweet spot". IE: don't drop double the price on RAM that is 33mhz faster and will give you 0.000133% speed increase.

I don't believe brand matters too much. I have never had compatibility problems with G.Skill so I keep buying them. Definitely make sure you get lifetime warranty.

If you are going Sandybridge then get 1.5 volt or less. In fact, sometimes the 1.25 or 1.35 volt RAM isn't that much more and it's better for overclocking or running low voltage. Probably be best to do 1.5v that way you can have maximum resale or portability between platforms.

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actually that 1.35v ram is crap
and brands matter
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Old January 19, 2012, 08:16 AM
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I'd say get 16g for a good price.

On black friday I "uber price matched" at memory express some $56 2x4gb ripjaw kit with new eggs $30 black friday price and they beat it by 25% of the difference and gave me each 8gb kit for $26ea.

If you can get 8gb of 1600mhz memory in the $25-35 then go for 16.
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Old January 19, 2012, 11:10 AM
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actually that 1.35v ram is crap
and brands matter
ya iv read the same in a feu places,think ill research the topic at some point cus from a logical point of view im not getting it.
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