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Not sure what ram to go for help please (Newb :(... )

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December 9, 2011 5:06:28 PM

Hey all, I was wondering if I could pick someone brains on one of my old rigs,

What's happened is that one of my Memory sticks (ram) died and I'm looking to replace it with something new but not to expensive around £30-40 tops -
but im not quite sure what I can go for and what I am allowed in my system.

Below is what I have and i'm just wondering if someone could help me out on what would be the best sticks of ram to get at the moment which would increase my
system mainly for gaming.

The main sites I usually purchase from is Ebuyer / Aria etc...

Many many thanks in advance!

Arctic Power 700W PSU - 4x SATA 1x PCI-Express

Antec 900 Nine Hundred Case with 200mm Top Fan

Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card


Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 PCI-E Onboard Audio ATX Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor

Samsung HD753LJ 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM


My previous Ram :-

OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2GB) 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Platinum Performance CL5 (5-4-4-18)

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December 10, 2011 9:32:37 PM

nevermind think I can answer my own question

Dual channel memory architecture
4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 8GB DDR2 800/667/533
non-ECC/ Unbuffered memory

Guess that means it should be fine xD
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December 11, 2011 1:17:14 AM

Yep just buy two kits your board supports 8gb.
December 11, 2011 9:35:13 AM

I also have a Z68 in my main rig with 8gb at the moment, it supports up to 32gb.
and I currently have munshkin blackline 8gb in it. would it be best to go for the same kit again or could i possibly get better since it's been about 8 months now since I purchased that.

Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

8GB Mushkin Blackline #996995 (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
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December 11, 2011 3:56:34 PM

hearmenow said:
I also have a Z68 in my main rig with 8gb at the moment, it supports up to 32gb.
and I currently have munshkin blackline 8gb in it. would it be best to go for the same kit again or could i possibly get better since it's been about 8 months now since I purchased that.

Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

8GB Mushkin Blackline #996995 (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24

8gb is standard fare for most set-ups.
16gb is beneficial for video editing and photo work.
Otherwise 8gb is fine for browsing and gaming.
December 11, 2011 4:20:35 PM

Yeah I do 3D modelling and animation, so do quite a lot of rendering so guess it will help quite a bit. Is why I got the Z68 for the Video cache or something... dunno xD. Just got told it's good for 3D
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December 11, 2011 4:22:50 PM

hearmenow said:
Yeah I do 3D modelling and animation, so do quite a lot of rendering so guess it will help quite a bit. Is why I got the Z68 for the Video cache or something... dunno xD. Just got told it's good for 3D

Well 16gb is a good fit for your requirements = you'll notice it!
Good upgrade!
December 11, 2011 4:42:24 PM

Cool thanks very much for the info mate.

been big help :) 
!