As it stands now I have looked for a review of a 3x2gb DDR3-1333 and have yet to see one or a real shootout comparison to 1066, 1600 etc. Here is my build please give me advice on memory and anything else you think I would get better bang for my buck out of.
CPU-i7 920 overclocked to 3.40ghz $279.99
CPU Cooler-Xigmatek Dark Knight-S1283V $49.99
Mobo-Asus P6T Deluxe V.2 $289.99
Case-Antec Three Hundred $49.99+extra fans
Graphics Card-Sapphire 4850x2 2x1gb $219.99
Hard Drive-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB $99.99
PSU-Corsair CMPSU-620HX $129.99
From what I could tell 1333 would be fine for the clock speed. Any advice is greatly appreciated I want to buy this asap.
They're probably using a 32-bit OS. You need a 64-bit OS to even fully address 4GB of RAM. I've seen more than one noob who used a 32-bit OS on their new i7 build with 6GB of RAM post a "OMG my RAM must be faulty, I'm only seeing 3GB!! HELP!!!" thread.
Thanks as long as you have real world experience...sometimes I wonder when reading posts how many people really understand the difference between 64bit and 32bit.
ezkiller-do you know which kit your friend has? I'm thinking about going with the 4850x2 that is on newegg and it offers several options for memory bundled discounts. Just wondering if any of them are good that are included.
You can't really rely on the Newegg reviews, but you'll notice that quite a few people are running the RAM on Asus P6T boards with no problems. You'll probably need to manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage in the BIOS, but you should do that anyway.