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Memory upgrade query? From 6GB to 16GB...

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December 29, 2013 9:42:22 AM

I have the following motherboard: Gigabyte EX58 UDR3 Socket 1366.

I currently have 6GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz C9 Triple Channel (3 x 2gb dims)

I would like to increase memory to 16GB, which is the maximum for the motherboard. Can anyone advise me as to which memory would be the best option for me?

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December 29, 2013 10:02:07 AM

Hello
I think the best option for you would be to buy a whole new dual channel kit of (8gb x 2) i would say that corsair is again the way to go so. This kit is great plus it is low profile so you can fit large coolers over your cpu.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...
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December 29, 2013 10:21:24 AM

You should buy a 4x4GB kit, the x58 chipset supports tri-channel memory (which is why three of the ram slots have the same color). If it runs how I think it will, you'll have three dimms in a tri channel config with one dimm "floating". If this doesn't work then you will have two sets in dual channel, which will give you a general speed increase over just two dimms.

It's also worth noting that some motherboards (especially lower end ones like yours) may only support the max memory if all slots are filled. If this is the case, your max individual dimm size may be 4GB, not 8GB.

I would recommend the Corsair 4 x 4GB LP Kit. Note that you may be able to find it cheaper if you search around. Most other brands would be acceptable as well, I would look at a cheaer 1600MHz 4x4 kit if you can find one.
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