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8gb (2x 4gb) ram good for i7 setup?

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November 21, 2010 3:07:31 PM

Hello,

I found a deal for memory 140 dollars for gskill 8gb ram (2x4gb) ddr 3.

Will I be able to use that in my current pc?

i7 950
asus sabertooth x58
6gb ram atm (2x3gb)
msi gtx 470 frozr

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November 21, 2010 4:35:53 PM

Can you post the link of it ?
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November 21, 2010 4:37:56 PM

Looking at your Mobo, isn't it triple-channel?
losing that would hurt you badly, no matter the bargain on the ram
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November 22, 2010 5:50:01 AM

lol managed to get one more stick xD
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November 22, 2010 5:34:38 PM

kdmaris, can you post the link to what you've found? You can't just add a third stick to the 2x4GB kit to get triple channel memory; you must buy a triple channel set. If you do that, you won't see the same performance as you would with an actual triple channel set.
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October 18, 2011 1:06:29 AM

Team Elite 8GB
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October 18, 2011 5:01:26 PM

Two things - the first is that you're definitely overpaying for that type of RAM when you can get the same thing on Newegg for $60 or less.

The other is that you're using an X58 system - it will have problems if you try to use dual channel RAM on a triple channel system. You're actually looking at 12GB (3 x 4GB) for that type of system. Here's the same thing in a triple channel configuration:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 18, 2011 6:44:44 PM

US$140 hasn't been a deal for 8 GB for...5 or 6 years
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