A ram question Tags: Memory RAM Last response: September 13, 2011 3:17 PM in Memory Share haydo September 13, 2011 1:00:03 AM a question for those, unlike myself, who understand this stuff. Is..... 6GB DDR3 1333Hz RAM a good choice for the following system..... 2nd Gen i5-2500 3.3GHZ/ Turbo@3.7GHz Asrock Z68 Pro3 - mobo 120GB NEW SATA3 6G Corsair Force3 - SSD thanks in advance for your opinions. More about : ram question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove funguseater September 13, 2011 1:30:13 AM Hmmm, why not go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... might as well get high speed while ram is cheap, both are designed with second gen i5's in mind and z68. I would get the 1866hz and overclock it !!!! | Report abuse haydo September 13, 2011 1:35:00 AM sorry - should have mentioned i'm not using pc for games, just multiple programs and big excel function formula work, thanks, I'll check it out. | Report abuse iam2thecrowe September 13, 2011 1:52:33 AM dont buy a 6 gig kit, they are for triple channel motherboards only, which yours is not. get 8gb or 4gb. | Report abuse Related ressources Question about the ASUS P5WD2 premium motherboard and a RAM upgrade: - Forum RAM Voltage Question about CPU - Forum Question about ram - Forum RAM Question - Forum RAM compatibility question - Forum Ask the community Publish haydo September 13, 2011 2:22:12 AM it appears to be a... 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots - Supports DDR3 1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory So that only dual channel, right? So is that ok for this system? | Report abuse beenthere Memory Authority September 13, 2011 4:11:46 AM Yes the ASRock Z68 Pro 3 has dual channel RAM. The default speed is 1333 Mhz. There is very little performance gain from OC'ing DDR3 RAM so I would not pay much of a premium for faster RAM. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/ASRock-Z68-Pro3-... | Report abuse inzone Memory Master September 13, 2011 4:21:09 AM You did not list your operating system and you may or may not know that you need windows 64 bit to use more than 3.5 gb of ram. | Report abuse haydo September 13, 2011 3:17:30 PM thanks alot. It is Windows 64 bit. And have chosen 8gig ram. cheers | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>A ram question> Related ressources: ForumQuestion about RAM /Memory ForumQuestion about DRAM Led and RAM ForumQuad channel RAM kit question ForumRAM question ForumQuestion about RAM . New to this... ForumQuestion about RAM timing 9-9-9-24 & 9-9-9-24-2N ForumRAM Question ForumA Question About Ram ForumP7P55D-E Pro + 8gb Ram question .. ForumSlot numbers and RAM relationship question ForumQuestion about RAM and the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ForumRam Question about ECS P4M800PRO-M (V2.0) ForumQuestion about Laptop's RAM (again) ForumQuestion about RAM . ForumWhich is better memory More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !