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Help me choose memory for i7 setup

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  • Intel i7
  • Windows Vista
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February 1, 2009 3:36:09 PM

So far, I have:

i720 CPU
EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 Motherboard

Next, I want to get some great memory for the board. Probably 6 GB, which is crazy to say since when building my last computer, 2GB was "a lot". In addition if you can confirm that when using 6 GB, I will have to use Vista? I have been a diehard for XP but from what I understand, I have to upgrade to use this much memory. Is Vista what most people run now?

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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a c 128 } Memory
February 1, 2009 5:15:15 PM

The board you listed is socket 775, not core i7. You can use either 2 or 4 sticks of ddr3 with that board. If you change boards to core i7, superbiz has 3 x 2gb of supertalent ddr3 d3-1600 for $94.13, which is the best deal I've seen for 6 gigs.
February 1, 2009 7:50:40 PM

I quoted the wrong board. I am going with the only board that EVGA is currently making for the i7. Supertalent? Sorry, but i have never heard of them. Performance to me is way more important then price. Any other suggestions?
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a c 128 } Memory
February 1, 2009 10:33:27 PM

Supertalent makes good memory; the memory I quoted you on is rated up to 1600 (overclocked), and has a lifetime warranty.
February 2, 2009 2:07:45 AM

I tried to google Superbiz but didn't find them. Could you please PM me with their site? Thank you.
a c 128 } Memory
February 2, 2009 9:44:48 AM

Ewiz is their old name. I used it with yahoo.
February 2, 2009 11:58:21 AM

The Corsair has a really good set of ram DDR3 1600.. 3(2x2gb) on newegg.

and yes Vista 64 bit is a must no questions asked until Windows 7 comes out.

Running the i7 core is going to need a hella good upgrade for many things. make sure u have a good cpu cooler like the dark knight S1283 XIGMATEK Cooler or the regular S1283 and a big enough case.