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Which of these RAM sets should I choose?

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September 4, 2011 5:43:25 PM

I've been looking into different web sites to keep costs down, or to find better product for the same price. Here's some RAM that I've got in mind:

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD7759&v...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12410BD7015&v...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I know that maybe the 12 gigs might be overkill, but since the price is about the same, would it negatively affect my computer?

Here's my mobo and CPU:

Mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I'm assuming that if I do go with the 12 gigs, I won't need to worry about RAM bottle-necking? :kaola: 

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September 4, 2011 6:14:21 PM

I would NOT recommend the Muskin 12GB kit, as it is meant for triple channel setups. Your AMD build only supports dual channel, so the extra 4GB would actually slow you down by kicking you to single channel performance.
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September 4, 2011 6:39:07 PM

^ +1. AMD systems will run in dual-channel mode on 2 or 4 RAM sticks only.
What purpose will you use this PC for? If it's for pure gaming then 8GB is adequate and quite future-proof for a few years.
For the other two kits, I think Kingston's is quite decent. I have 2x2GB 1600MHz kit, set it at 7-8-7-21-1T timing and it works flawlessly.
Haven't tried Patriot's, though.
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