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October 23, 2010 10:56:27 AM

Hi Guys,

I am currently in the process of upgrading my rig, i currently have my processor, mainboard and cooler. The components i have are as follows:

Intel Core I7 950
Asus Rampage III Extreme
Scythe Mugen R2 Cooler

Now the problem i have is i am confused with the choise of memory availible. Can you guys make some recomendations for memory for this mainboard. I want to install 12gb in total so 2 sets of triple channel in total.

Thanks
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October 23, 2010 2:01:07 PM

The Mugen has a base height of 41mm so you'll have to choose ram that is under 41mm tall for compatability/fit.
This would be my first choice it's fast and matches your boards colour scheme.
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB - $179.99/$149.99 after mir.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB - $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB - $144.99/$124.99 after mir
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Mushkin kits are 40mm tall.
The Corsair 33mm tall.


October 23, 2010 2:17:23 PM

thats great, i think the redline is the way to go, ive read some very good reviews about Mushkin ram, now u just need to find a supplier in europe
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October 23, 2010 2:49:16 PM

ibertech said:
thats great, i think the redline is the way to go, ive read some very good reviews about Mushkin ram, now u just need to find a supplier in europe

http://www.mushkin.com/Partners.aspx
October 23, 2010 7:07:10 PM

none of the sites are in english haha, this is going to be fun :p 
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October 23, 2010 9:55:24 PM

German sites aren't too bad.
Only found the Blacklines though.These were the fastest but they have a very good selection of triple channel kits. Just no Redlines.
http://www.compuland.de/product_info.php/info/p618940_3...
Stay away from the Ridgebacks though they're too tall.
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October 24, 2010 7:15:23 AM

ibertech said:
Hi Guys,

I am currently in the process of upgrading my rig, i currently have my processor, mainboard and cooler. The components i have are as follows:

Intel Core I7 950
Asus Rampage III Extreme
Scythe Mugen R2 Cooler

Now the problem i have is i am confused with the choise of memory availible. Can you guys make some recomendations for memory for this mainboard. I want to install 12gb in total so 2 sets of triple channel in total.

Thanks


You're not going to believe this, but as the resident memory tester this is my recommendation:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Zoom in on the modules, you'll see D9KPT chips. Look up some reviews on D9KPT memory, and you'll see why I'm recommending these.

Just about anything more expensive is a waste of money.
October 24, 2010 7:19:40 AM

Why 12 Gb RAM? What software will you run that will use more than 6Gb? I use Photoshop (CS5) professionaly on 6 Gb, so just askin'.
October 24, 2010 11:33:06 AM

croc i want the 12gb of ram because i run virtual machines for various support tasks
October 24, 2010 11:35:19 AM

crashman, those look interesting and so do the reviews of the chip type, but dont you think i will be limited with overclocking with only 1333 ram. I dont want to overclock to the extreme just a nice tweak will be fine with me.
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October 24, 2010 8:02:00 PM

ibertech said:
crashman, those look interesting and so do the reviews of the chip type, but dont you think i will be limited with overclocking with only 1333 ram. I dont want to overclock to the extreme just a nice tweak will be fine with me.
Here's what Crucial looks like with the same chips:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr3-4gb-p55,2462-6...

You won't be hitting DDR3-2000, but is DDR3-1990 close enough?

Seriously, the chips are solid but I can't swear by the circuit board they sit on until I test that RAM next month. At any rate, we know the chips are solid.

D9KPT generally works better without heat spreaders. I think that's because the double-sided tape most manufacturers use for contact isn't very good at transferring heat.
October 24, 2010 9:33:13 PM

that sounds great to me i think that may be the way to go, as the price is very much on point and the performance also seemes very good thanks everyone for the input :D 
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