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What CPU Cooler with 24GB in a GA-X58A-UD3R

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July 14, 2010 5:54:05 AM

Hi

I'm planning to install 24GB in a GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard. These are the 2 sets of memory I have to choose from.

G.SKILL Trident+ Turbulence II 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T2-24GBTDD
Item #: N82E16820231383 $999.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231359 $949.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I need to make a decision on what coolers to try that will not conflict with the memory.
The top set comes with a ram cooling fan which I'm sure is going to cause some grief.

I don't want to liquid cool the system.

Can anyone offer some help?

Thanks

a b } Memory
July 14, 2010 6:44:55 AM

^ Any specific reason why you need 24GB ?? And which OS ?? And just FYI WIN 7 HP doesnt recognize more than 16GB...

As for the memory, rather go with 2 sets of this...Would save you good $~270
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and as for performance difference, I doubt it would be significant...Also it is not easy to set high speeds when populating all the 6 RAM slots...
July 14, 2010 7:08:54 AM

w7-64 Pro, not home
Are you sure of this 16GB ceiling? Can you show me where to read about this?

I handle huge layered photoshop files. 300 to 800 mb. Try applying a filter effect and you need to have dinner or take a nap before it finishes.
Doing posters and store banners at full size, 300 dpi

This new system will also be using Premiere Pro for AVCHD video editing. Will have GTX 470 in there.

Hey, going from Win XP Pro with 4GB on a Pentium 4, 3Ghz to an i7-930 and 16GB is going to be like flying a cessna to an F-16 so I have no idea what to expect.
My budget is flexible for another $500 so I figured why not max it out and see what happens.

I'm just learning about RAM so I studied some and I was going for ddr3 1600 and not 1333.
I would do ddr3 2000 x 24GB but G.Skill has not released it yet.
I do understand that settings and stability could be a problem so I should probably calm down and crawl before I walk

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a b } Memory
July 14, 2010 7:21:36 AM

Here is the info about the RAM limit...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778(VS.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

And as for the RAM speeds, like I said when you populate all the 6 RAM slots, it would be difficult to set high speeds...So then better to go with Low speed, tighter timings(CAS or latency)...
July 14, 2010 7:28:37 AM

Thanks. So Win 7 Pro and better can see up to 192GB. Only Home is 16GB.

Is a set of RAM modules for 24GB really matched to work together or is that BS so they can charge more?

If I got 12GB now and 12GB of the same part # in 3 months might I have any problems?
July 14, 2010 7:45:10 AM

The Corsair H50 is it. Much cheaper on Amazon than newegg. Excellent reviews. The first newegg review is also very encouraging.

I think you solved my problem

Thanks!
a b } Memory
July 14, 2010 8:33:38 AM

^ As for memory, you wouldnt be facing any issues if you get RAM sticks which run at same speeds, timings at same voltages...
As for the cooler, the H50 is a good cooler, but other air coolers, which are cheaper might perform better though...but again you might have to face the height issues...
July 14, 2010 8:31:17 PM

One thing you might want to check but is definately not something to be taken as this is 100% it and nothing else is the mobo ram support list. It will tell you some of the configurations (again not all) that they've tested and worked.

Just looked though and they have nothing with 4gb stick density's in 6 dimm config's running at speeds over 1600. Only at 1600 and lower but really, u will have lots of problems with that certain configuration at high speeds no matter what.

As a backup to what gkay09 suggested, go with lower speeds but better timings.
July 14, 2010 8:57:53 PM

Does anyone know what is newegg's policy if I order a 24GB set and want to exchange it for something slower if I have problems?
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