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Good setup for LGA1366 ???

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  • Intel i7
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July 6, 2010 10:20:36 PM


I was looking to see if anyone could help me out with a good memory setup with the following.

MB - MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA1366

CPU - Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz

I was looking at the Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-14400 1800MHz 240-Pin DDR3 but i would like to see what everyone thought or had someone better ideas for this setup.

Thanks ,

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a c 203 } Memory
July 7, 2010 1:28:13 AM

The integrated memory controller of the i7 cpu's do a good job of feeding the cpu with data from ram. As a result, real application performance or FPS (vs. synthetic benchmarks) is not much affected by ram speeds or timings. Think 2-3%. Do not spend much extra on faster ram or better timings. DDR1600 is about as good as you need to get.
July 7, 2010 3:40:35 AM

Ok thanks! What is a good 1600 memory to get? I will be doing a lot of gaming also.
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a c 203 } Memory
July 7, 2010 4:07:13 AM

doogie182 said:
Ok thanks! What is a good 1600 memory to get? I will be doing a lot of gaming also.

For any ram you are considering, do your own homework.
Go to the ram vendor's web site, and access their configurator.
Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, OCZ and others have them.
Their compatibility list is more current than the motherboard vendor's QVL lists which rarely get updated.
Enter your mobo or PC, and get a list of compatible ram sticks.

Here are a few links:

Unless you are a heavy multitasker, 6gb is plenty. For gaming, spend any extra on a graphics card first.
July 7, 2010 6:22:51 PM

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