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What Ram for i7-860 on a MSI P55 GD65 MoBo

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I have an i7-860 quad 2.8GHz on the MSI P55 GD65 board. Running Windows 7 64bit to do some basic video editing and sound work. I plan to use Power Director 9 and Adobe Audition.
What speed DDR3 should I use, 1600 or 2000? One of my 2x2GB G.Skill Trident sticks crapped out & I'm thinking 2x4GB would be about all I can afford. Also, I believe I should just remove the 2GB stick still viable, correct?
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  1. 1600 is just fine, no need to push it, as u would never be able to see the difference and it could be little bit less stable : )
  2. Thanks for your quick response. 1600's are a lot cheaper. Should I remove to one 2GB stick & replace with the 2x4GBs?
    Is there a preferable brand & are the heat sinks necessary or just gimicks? (I have 2-200mm fans and 3-140mms...
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    1otter2 said:
    Thanks for your quick response. 1600's are a lot cheaper. Should I remove to one 2GB stick & replace with the 2x4GBs?
    Is there a preferable brand & are the heat sinks necessary or just gimicks? (I have 2-200mm fans and 3-140mms...

    Get a matched RAM, its the best thing to do 1otter2.

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    SUPPORT FOR INTEL XMP
    Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP) technology provides a robust, profile-based overclocking solution for novice and experienced overclockers - easily overclock your platform by selecting the predefined profile in the BIOS, or manually adjust frequency and timings to extract maximum performance from your system.

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