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Upgraded to Windows 7, looking for good memory suggestions to upgrade.

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May 18, 2014 10:52:16 PM

I have 4 gigs of ram, now I've upgraded to Windows 7 which is more resource intensive I figure it couldn't hurt to get a bit more, especially since I do things like render videos in Sony Vegas Pro.

I'm thinking 8 should be fine, unless there's some amazing 16 gig deal somewhere, here's my motherboard and previous RAM info.

Asus P7P55D-E LX P55 Socket 1156
Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Genesis Memory Kit 1.65V CL9

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a c 5305 } Memory
a c 239 $ Windows 7
May 18, 2014 11:12:24 PM

I'd look for a 2x4GB set of 1600/9, something like the GSkill Snipers or Ripjaws (either the plain old Ripjaws or the Ripjaws X)
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May 19, 2014 12:46:09 PM

Ebuyer has some nice reviews on those, they'll definitely work with my P7P55D-E LX? I really don't know what to check for when it comes to motherboard compatibility.
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a c 5305 } Memory
a c 239 $ Windows 7
May 19, 2014 12:52:46 PM

Primarily a freq your CPU can handle, with a decent CL and DRAM that the mobo can handle...1156 can handle faster than 1600, but generally it involves OCing the CPU...Both the RJs and the Snipers work well with the socket
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May 19, 2014 1:45:44 PM

Ah okay then, well my processor is "Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket LGA1156 8MB L3 Cache", if that's not a problem I'll go ahead and get one of the ones you suggested, thanks :) 
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a c 5305 } Memory
a c 239 $ Windows 7
May 19, 2014 1:57:42 PM

Should be fine, the 750 is a great CPU, think you'll be pleased w/ the combo ;) 
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a c 5305 } Memory
a c 239 $ Windows 7
May 19, 2014 4:20:44 PM

Good sticks, shouldn't have any problems at all, drop us an update on how you like 'em
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May 22, 2014 5:34:49 AM

Sticks arrived today, installed no problem.. Windows 7 is showing the correct number. Apparently I'm really dumb and forgot we have four RAM slots... so I didn't even take the Kingston out and now have 12 gigs of ram.

I'm not going to run into any issues doing this am I? I don't know if you can have different makes of ram to mix and match? If not then, 12 gigs is lovely.

Also does it matter where they're placed? OR should both the Kingstons be next to each other, and same for the Ripjaws?

They're both DDR3, both 1600mhz and both CL9, but I don't know exactly what the Kingston's four numbers for CL9 is.
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a c 5305 } Memory
a c 239 $ Windows 7
May 22, 2014 8:46:38 AM

As long as they are running stable, you're golden! Sort of like a free upgrade on top of the planned upgrade ;) 
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May 22, 2014 8:50:10 AM

Well they seem to be, and like I said they're recognised fully. I don't suppose there's a RAM performance application or anything just for my paranoia/curiousity?
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a c 5305 } Memory
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May 22, 2014 9:00:20 AM

Win itself has it's memory diagnostics, there's Memtest86, or just use it, play games or do whatever and see if any problems pop up, if so give me a shout
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