Last year my PC with Intel mobo and triple channel memory suffered a catastrophic failure due to power spikes (even with a voltage regulator). As a result 2 of my 3 memories got damaged and also either the CPU or Mobo (Nobody was able to determine which...).
So I had to spend some hard earned bucks to get my system up and running. Unfortunately high end parts are not easy to get by here. I replaced my motherboard with an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 and the CPU with an Intel i7-3770.
For memory I bought a single 4GB stick as dual channel memories are not available here (yeah, and people still want to believe it's a high tech country).
So my current system (ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 + i7-3770 @3.4 GHz) needs a memory boost to suite my demands.
I was thinking of a dual channel 8GB solution (2x4GB), the Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 (on Amazon) .
My question is.... is this memory suitable for this system? which specific settings I will need to adapt?
That kit will run fine with your setup, even if you have a large air cooler due to the memory slot layout. I went low profile but turned out it was unnecessary.
Thank you JED. I would have gone for the low profile as well but living in the tropics my rig runs in a room at nearly 30 degrees Celsius (with a ceiling fan). Since the last catastrophic failure I chose to let the case open so that more air comes in (or out) -dust as well unfortunately-
I considered more than 8 GB but I think that is probably an overkill. For gaming I use only FSX (at times Second Life) and for the rest a lot of Visual Studio (one or more instances) and about 30 chrome browser tabs open.