What speeds and timings are people getting with 12gb(3x4) or 24gb(6x4) memory kits on either of these boards?
I've written many an e-mail to memory and mobo companies and not getting any definitive answers. I'll be using an i7-950.
Each of them is rated to run at 1600MHz. The Corsair has CL 8-8-8-24 timings, and The G.Skill has CL 9-9-9-24 timing. Which is faster? Like it's written above, both are running at the same speed (1600MHz). The diffrence is corsair then waits for 8 clock cycles before it moves onto the next step, while G.Skill have to wait for 9 clock cycles. So, in this case, we can say the corsair is more 'efficient' than The G.Skill
Thanks for the info. I am really just trying to find out people's experience with 12gb(3x4) or 24gb(6x4) on a Asus P6x58d-e. I've read that when filling all six slots on x58 boards you have to slow your ram down as opposed to just using three slots. Debating 12gb(3x4) of faster speed and timings as opposed to 24gb of slower speed and timings. I'm wondering if I will notice the a real world difference if I have to slow down the 24gb to 1066 or 1333.
I will be loading things like LA Scoring Strings - http://www.audiobro.com/html/lass.html
and virtual pianos and drums that take up loads of ram.
I've ordered two kits of the G.Skill Ripjaws 12gb(3x4). I will try one kit and see how it goes and wait to open the other.
I've heard some issues bout P6X58D-E. While using 3x 2Gb of PC3 12800, the mobo detect it as 6 Gb at 1066 MHz, and detect only 4Gb when it's manually changed to 1600 MHz. Need some BIOS update perhaps..