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Memory advice for Asus Sabertooth X79 & I-7 3930

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#1 SGasan116


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

I need forum recommendations on good reliable memory sticks, 4x4 GB or 8x2 GB (don't sure which is better). Mostly PC will be using for games and some audio recording.
Don't know which clock 1866 or 2400 (O.C.) for motherboard will be better.
Can somebody share his experience with me?

Thank you!

Edited by hamluis, 24 September 2013 - 11:47 AM.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:41 PM

The debate between 4x4 and 2x8 is a long standing one, and there really is no clear winner.


When I look for RAM I try to go with Corsair, Crucial, Mushkin, or Kingston (just my personal preferences, have always had good luck with them)

I would recommend going for 1866, it will be cheaper, and you wont have to fight as much with the motherboard (they can sometimes be finicky) and you really wont see much of an increase in performance.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

Well, no debate on this one.


You have 4 memory channels, so 4 sticks it is.  Preferably lower voltage 1866.


EDIT: Ran across this today.  Pertains to the Haswell memory controller, but still a good comparison of memory speeds and latencies.  http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell


EDIT 2:  Ivy Bridge: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill

Edited by dpunisher, 28 September 2013 - 07:30 PM.

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