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Asus sabertooth x58 memory help

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October 28, 2010 2:37:42 AM

I'm looking at buying an asus sabertooth x58 with an i7 950, and wanted to know what memory to buy, around 8gb, and if I need a fan on the cards as I see some corsair chips come with?
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October 28, 2010 2:43:32 AM

1) You want to purchase in sets of 3's.. 3GB (3x1GB), 6GB(3x2GB)... etc. to enable triple-channel memory. As for the memory choice, it is best to look at the QVL list and go from their.

2) No, the fan is not required or needed. If you plan to do major overclocking, it can be helpful, as it'll keep the memory running cooler through the overclocking process. For 99% of the population, there truly is zero need for it. :) 
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October 28, 2010 2:47:53 AM

I looked at their QVL and it had very few cards on it that aren't discontinued or out of stock at newegg. So , what are the actual requirements for the memory? (thanks for the 3 card tip, thats why on their QVL most of them are 3 card sets.)
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October 28, 2010 2:55:14 AM

is the one you posted better than the set suggested?
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October 28, 2010 2:56:37 AM

I see that the cas latency is different on the two sets.
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October 28, 2010 3:01:53 AM

The PI series is the better memory with the tighter timings (CAS latency). If close in price, I would go with the PI Series otherwise stick with the Ripjaws.
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October 28, 2010 3:03:22 AM

Thank You very much techmo34 for your advice
and have a good night,
DobyDude
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October 28, 2010 3:21:34 AM

You are welcome!!!

Have a good night, as well :) 
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