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Which (2x4GB) ram kit should I get?

Last response: in Memory
December 28, 2011 2:12:20 PM

Hi all, I am currently running the (2x2GB) kit here and am thinking of adding one of these two kits to my setup...


I will probably be running the new stuff at a little above 1333 mhz due to the limitations of my current ram and wanting to use them in tandem, with CL of ~7-7-7-18. I am wondering what all y'all think would achieve these settings more stably and or clock higher/tighter. The voltage difference is really throwing me off here more than anything.


Currently running...
MSI GD70-790FX
AMD Phenom II 720
ATI 4850 HD 1GB
ram listed above

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a b } Memory
December 28, 2011 11:47:16 PM

Those kits probably can't run together because they are just so different.

Your best chance of getting more capacity successfully would be replacing your current kit with a single kit that has enough capacity for your needs/desires.

If you want 8GB then you had best get a 2x4GB kit (two modules each 4GB) and if you want more than you should get a 4x4GB kit but 16GB is excessive even though it would cost less than $80 if you get decent prices.

Here is a 2x4GB 1600MHz CL9 (presumably 9-9-9-24 timings but might be slightly different like 9-9-9-24-2n or something, negligible differences for performance) kit:

If you want 16GB then you can safely get two sets of the same kit.