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RAM ADVICE NEEDED


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#1 calden

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:17 PM

My motherboard is a Rampage 111 Gene and my CPU is an i7 920

Would be grateful for advice as to what would be the best
performance memory spec to install. Also what manufacturer.

Am thinking of 6 ram in total
Having 6 slots on the mobo would it be better 6 of 1 ram or
3 of 2 ram or 2 of 3 ram. Does it make any difference?

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:57 PM

Only use 3 slots if possible. RAM timing guarantees/stability guarantees go out the door when all slots are filled. 3X2gig for 6, or 3X4gig for 12. You should have all 3 slots filled. 1.5V a plus in my book.

This is what I am currently running in mine (i7 920@3.5/ EX58-UD4P), happy as a clam with it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335 Tall heatsinks so I had to move the fan om my CPU cooler.

Also good, I have built/used it in the past:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225 Great RAM, but because of shipping/time problems for a customer, it got put into their build while I ordered more RAM for my RIG.

Also used Ripjaw series on another AMD build, and it works fine (to spec):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&cm_re=ripjaws_1600-_-20-231-277-_-Product (note- not a 6 gig kit)

Fortunately OCZ doesn't sell RAM anymore, so I won't bore you with my horror tales in dealing with their stuff.

Edited by dpunisher, 02 July 2011 - 04:58 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:56 AM

dpunisher.

Thank you for your suggestions.




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