Hello I am looking for 12gb of ram for photoshop. Most people say 12gb is too much but the rule of thumb in photoshop is you need 2.5x the amount of ram compared to the size of the file you are working on. We work on large files close to 5gb. So at least 12gb would be needed. What do you suggest to get a 4ghz overclock?
I checked the motherboards site to see the QVL and found these
I wouldn't be getting 4gb i would get 3 sets making it 12gb total. I tried overclocking with my 1333 ram for like 5 days straight. Straight as like I went to bed at 10am every day woke up at 1pm and continued. the only way i was able to get into windows at a 4ghz OC was to jack the qpi/vtt to a hue amount 1.53 and it still wasnt fully stable. most people blamed it on the speed of my ram. Also I have the i7 930 and stock speed is 2.8. i believe it was 2.83 to be exact.
I was going with the 2gb sticks because if I got 4gb sticks at 1600mhz it would be double the price and I dont plan on upgrading past 12gb for some time. I spent 1500 already on my pc and its on a credit card that needs to be paid in full within 1 year so the lower the cost the better. i was looking at those but i think thy are out of my price range. And with the voltage, Since Ill be overclocking I may need to up the voltage and i figured it could take a higher clock at a lower voltage