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DDR3 with AMD build

In this thread, about 8 replies down, lowriderflow said "[snip]Then about $100 for 4gb DDR3 (no reason to do 6gb on AMD build)[snip]."

What exactly is meant by "no reason to do 6gb on AMD build?"

This is my machine:

11-129-066 CASE ANTEC|THREE HUNDRED ILLUSION R
13-131-655 MB ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 R
14-125-333 VGA GIGABYTE| GV-N460OC-1GI R
17-139-005 PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-650TX 650W RT
19-103-808 CPU AMD|PH II X4 955BE 3.2G AM3
20-231-303 MEM 2Gx2|GSKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
22-152-185 HD 1T|SAMSUNG HD103SJ 32M 7K %
27-106-328 DVD BURNER LITE-ON | IHAP422-98 R
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  1. Best answer
    Amd boards have only 2-4 ram slots; 6 gb is good for 1366 Intel boards with 3 or 6 ram slots. 4 gb is plenty for most folks, but you can use 8 with 64 bit windows versions.
  2. The board I'm using has 4 ram slots, has a maximum RAM capacity of 16g, and I'm using 64 bit OSs (Ubuntu/Windows 7). As long as the board and OS can handle it, there's no downside to using more than 4g of RAM?
  3. No. But you may not notice much difference in performance; depends on what you use your pc for most.
  4. Gotcha. Gaming and video/3D editing are going to be the main focus of this PC.

    Thanks.
  5. Best answer selected by Inane_Asylum.
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