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RAM recommendation for Q6600 and GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P

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February 15, 2008 6:26:44 PM

I'm building a new system and planning on putting 4Gb of RAM into it. I decided to go with Q6600 and GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P. Can you please recommend what RAM (brand, speed, etc...) that'd do the trick? Thanks!
February 15, 2008 6:48:43 PM

From the CPU thred you had going I can tell you the you don't need to spend much at all on a video card. Anything that can handle HD decoding is fine, i.e. 8600 GT like I have or an equivilant ATi card.
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February 15, 2008 7:24:58 PM

Aragorn said:
From the CPU thred you had going I can tell you the you don't need to spend much at all on a video card. Anything that can handle HD decoding is fine, i.e. 8600 GT like I have or an equivilant ATi card.


Non!!

ATI 1650 Pro (512Mb) would do you just fine (HIS with the Arctic cooling aftermarket cooler is sweet with an all solid state capacitor layout). Its like 30.00GBP and probably around 50.00USD (one of the cheapest PCIe cards available). Good one for my flatmate and he is real chuffed!! ATI=better image quality right?? 8600 GT is just not good for anything...

The ATI 1650 Pro actually quite good for the odd bit of gaming (it will render Doom 3 in Ultra detail at 1024x768 res.) It will also accelerate x264 playback, etc.


Bob
February 15, 2008 8:51:53 PM

I already picked a video card, I am just wondering about RAM. So I don't get it, should I go for Crucial or not?
February 15, 2008 9:03:19 PM

Get a 64 bit OS and go with 8GB of RAM and a stupid fast hard drive.
that will help you a lot with the stuff you do. (I read the other thread).
February 15, 2008 9:31:33 PM

rallyimprezive: ya, but there are always some driver issues, then software support problems... i was thinking about it, but decided against that. I think 4gb is more than enough for me. I have 3.5GB now in a 1.7Ghz singe core system and I never use all the RAM, i always hit the processor bottleneck first.

grieve & yomamafor1: thanks. I guess I'll go with that. Nice and cheap. Straight from the vendor too. That'll at least ensure that there are not a bootleg.
February 15, 2008 9:53:21 PM

molts said:
I think 4gb is more than enough for me. I have 3.5GB now in a 1.7Ghz singe core system and I never use all the RAM, i always hit the processor bottleneck first.


Processor bottleneck is gone for a while with Q6600... you will be waiting on the Vid Card now :) 

**4 GIGS of ram is plenty, as you mentioned already.
February 15, 2008 9:59:39 PM

Agreed, 4GB of RAM is the way to go. Crucial overclocks like a mother and they use Micron chips. I would recommend setting up a RAID0 or RAID5, all that extra ram needs fast HDD transfer rates.
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