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Should i upgrade Ram now that its so damn cheap ?

My PC
motherboard Asrock X58 Extreme3
I7-930 running at 3.8
Memory DDR3 6gb 3x2 G skill 1600 F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ runing in XMP
Dram Freq 799.7
FSB:DRAM 2:8
CL 9.0
tRCD 9
tRP 9
tRAS 24
tRFC 88
CR 1T

I don't know if those timings will help you make a decision but i use a lot of Photoshop Illustrator 3DMAX etc, pretty much do a lot of graphic design related work beside playing games on this PC i run in 64bits
Since i am running i7 at 3.8 and i use a lot of the programs i mentioned on daily basis should i get for example this and would i see any performance boost ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&cm_sp=Pers_StoreMostWishedMore-_-20-231-314_3_TWsh-_-1_17___
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  1. For a triple-channel system, the next step up from 6GB is 12GB (either 3x4GB or 6x2GB). Going to a dual-channel 8GB kit is taking a step backwards.

    My suggestions:
    Get this kit (since it's very likely the exact kit you have now) and add it to the kit you already have.
    OR
    Get this kit and sell the stuff you have.
  2. Leaps-from-Shadows said:
    For a triple-channel system, the next step up from 6GB is 12GB (either 3x4GB or 6x2GB). Going to a dual-channel 8GB kit is taking a step backwards.

    My suggestions:
    Get this kit (since it's very likely the exact kit you have now) and add it to the kit you already have.
    OR
    Get this kit and sell the stuff you have.



    LOL thanks man i didn't even think i can just add same kit to the one i have much appreciated.
  3. Leaps-from-Shadows said:
    For a triple-channel system, the next step up from 6GB is 12GB (either 3x4GB or 6x2GB). Going to a dual-channel 8GB kit is taking a step backwards.

    My suggestions:
    Get this kit (since it's very likely the exact kit you have now) and add it to the kit you already have.
    OR
    Get this kit and sell the stuff you have.



    Im sorry but i have once concern
    My Kit is F3-12800CL9-2GBNQ
    PC3-10700
    this is from CPU-Z
    F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    PC3 12800
    and the 2nd one is the one you linked does it make any difference ?
  4. The kit I linked is made up of three of those modules. If you looked at the modules physically, they would have the -6GBNQ number on the sticker (assuming you bought them as a kit).
  5. Leaps-from-Shadows said:
    The kit I linked is made up of three of those modules. If you looked at the modules physically, they would have the -6GBNQ number on the sticker (assuming you bought them as a kit).



    K thanx you are right again they are -6GBNQ but it says they should run at PC3-12800 bandwidth and cpuz only shows them at
    PC3-10700 any idea ?
  6. Best answer
    The 'SPD' tab and Maximum Bandwidth has to do with your CPU {Memory Types DDR3-800/1066} and not the RAM. The Memory tab is what you need to look at, that's what's running according to your FIRST post it's running DDR3 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24-1T vs DDR3 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24-2T Rated. See -> http://gskill.com/products.php?index=110

    IMO the simplest thing to do is to get a second set of F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ for 12GB unless you're dealing with MASSIVE Photoshop, Illustrator, 3DMAX, etc files. Also, more than likely XMP will not work with 6X_GB configurations and guaranteed not to work with any mixed-sets. The solution is to manually set the DRAM Frequency, CAS Timings including Command Rate and DRAM Voltage.

    An alternative Kit is the F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL http://gskill.com/products.php?index=265 & http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231358 the IC's are different but they're DDR3 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24-2T and together 18GB. It's hit or miss if together they'll run at DDR3 1600 MHz Frequency but I'm confident they'll run DDR3 1333 MHz.

    Otherwise, (2) 12GB Kits:
    $99 Corsair Vengeance Model CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233146
    $89 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Model 998995 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226192
    --
    My fav great for OC; DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24-2T @ 1.65v
    $169 Mushkin Enhanced Redline Model 998999 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226202
  7. I bought the same kit i already have, just installed it and the CpuZ is showing different numbers on both kits,

    slot 1-3-5 is my older kit slot 2-4-6 is the new kit




  8. Interesting, those are clearly different IC's. I would assume that they are all behaving okay.

    Anytime you add RAM run Memtest for 4-passes i.e. overnight.
  9. Best answer selected by newbpwng.
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