I would like to make this process as painless as possible, with a stable system. What should I do? The 3x4GB kit is a bit expensive However, the 3x2GB is available in the USA, so I can get it when I go there, but that will be later.
My CPU is an i7 950 @ 3.84GHz (turbo on), 160 BCLK and 10x RAM multiplier.
1. Best - Perhaps contacting Newegg 'maybe' they can get it to you somehow.
Otherwise, you have a few choices:
1. Good - eBay/sell your F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM, and get a 3x4GB kit
2. Good - Find/Google Shop for a used or 'some' re-seller of the F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM
3. Maybe - Mix with either BLE3KIT2G3D1608CE1TX0 <or> CMP6GX3M3A1600C8 DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24-2N @ 1.65v
I found a way to buy the RAM from newegg.com. I can buy either a 6GB kit ($70) or a 12GB kit ($160).
I want to have a balanced PC. I also want to play games without having to close Chrome (10+ tabs) and uTorrent.
Right now I have a problem. I can't run Crysis 2 DX11 and high-res texture pack maxed out, it runs out of RAM when it's loading a level (the recommended amount is 8GB).
Do you think 12GB total will be enough or should I go with 18GB total to be safe? This is the last upgrade my PC will receive, but it's going to be used for a while because I'm going to give it to my wife when I'm going to buy myself a new one (aiming for Q1 2012).
It might see a bit of Photoshop use later on, but this is not a priority. The main goal is to be able to play games while other applications are running. I run out of ram in some games at this point if I have a bunch of Chrome tabs open.