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October 10, 2013 9:06:30 AM

hello guys
this is my system :


M.B : AsrOck Extreme 3
VGA : 690 GTX
Ram : 6gig TeamGroup 2000Mhz
Cpu : Corei7 950
OS : 8 64bit
Monitor : Asus 23 Inch Full HD


so do you guys think i should upgrade my RAM ? will i notice any change in games if i add another 2gb or more ?


thanks

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October 10, 2013 9:10:33 AM

omidelf said:
hello guys
this is my system :


M.B : AsrOck Extreme 3
VGA : 690 GTX
Ram : 6gig TeamGroup 2000Mhz
Cpu : Corei7 950
OS : 8 64bit
Monitor : Asus 23 Inch Full HD


so do you guys think i should upgrade my RAM ? will i notice any change in games if i add another 2gb or more ?


thanks


No. You should be fine for at least 2-3 more years. Just wait for DDR4.
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October 10, 2013 9:18:28 AM

How is that RAM actually configured? 3x2GB? 2x2GB + 2x1GB? 4GB + 2GB? If it is 3x2GB, adding a 4th DIMM (assuming it has the same structure as the other three) would allow full dual-channel bandwidth which would provide a little extra performance (usually less than 5% unless using IGPs) on top of possible benefits from having 2GB more RAM.
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October 10, 2013 9:35:06 AM

ignore hte post above me.... you should have 3x2gb, as the original i7 used Tri-Channel ram.

it's not worth changing, as noted by captainTom.

if you tried to add another 3x2gb setup to get to 12gb, most motherboards will just give you errors as the memory controller fails to handle 6 seperate sticks.
that's been going on for years in the first gen i7
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October 10, 2013 10:05:07 AM

lowriderflow said:
the original i7 used Tri-Channel ram.

Oops, forgot about that.

As for the hex-DIMM problems, few people have problems with that unless overclocking the memory bus.
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