Is this compatible?

System specs:

Asus P6TD Deluxe mobo
OCZ ddr3 ram (6gb)
i7 960 3.2Ghz
coolermaster V8
Corsair 850w power supply
Radeon 5870


I have started to get into video editing, and my computer works...but I like fast, SO either I look at upgrading my whole system or putting a crap-ton more ram in. I'm leaning twards the ram.

Here is what I currently have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365


would this be better?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104251

I would like more ram, but if possible without OC, I would like to make my ram faster also...

Thanks for the help.
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  1. Well since your not going to OC your ram, its better to get the Ram with the Ram speed area like you want, 24 gigs?, thats a bit much. save some money and get a 16 gig kit. Windows probably won't use 16 gigs for a long time...
  2. I'm not worried about windows using 24gb ram, more interested in my adobe after effects using that much. rendering HD video uses ALOT.

    And I have windows 7 ultimate which allows up to 24gb ram.

    But from everything I have read, the Cas latency is the speed, I currently have 8. if I find something with 9 does that mean its going to be a ton slower? or will more cards make it faster then i currently have? these are the questions I have.

    Thanks though.
  3. Get this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220543

    It's twice as much and faster for $100.
  4. cuecuemore said:
    Get this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220543

    It's twice as much and faster for $100.



    Since I am trying to learn here, how is that faster then the other ram I posted? it still has a latency of 9?


    (and as far as OC goes...its not like I dont' want to.. I am just not sure if I trust myself to go into the bios and start changing stuff around)
  5. Hi there Dewm,

    I edit videos too, get more RAM, that will help, but what is your OS? If u have home premium, u can use only 16GB anyway.

    But get 24GB and create 8GB RAMdisc and use that. It is cheap, but who knows if this will not spike the prices a bit.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/dram-ddr-ddr2-hynix-memory-supplies,14703.html
  6. Dewm said:
    Since I am trying to learn here, how is that faster then the other ram I posted? it still has a latency of 9?


    (and as far as OC goes...its not like I dont' want to.. I am just not sure if I trust myself to go into the bios and start changing stuff around)

    Than u can use the AI suite, to get some decent OC with few clicks of the mouse. It is easy.

    And if u need any help to do it, ask here, everyone does it : )
  7. So if I understand correctly, you would recommend ordering this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220543

    then OC it to 2000?
  8. Latency on RAM is not an absolute measurement, but is instead a number of clock cycles.

    Dewm said:
    So if I understand correctly, you would recommend ordering this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220543

    then OC it to 2000?

    Either that or keep it at 1600 or so and undertime it.

    EDIT: My roomie has a 920 and runs his RAM that's rated for 2000 MHz CL9 @ 1523 (or something weird like that) CL6. I'm no expert on video editing/rendering, but I hear it's very read/write intensive.
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