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6gb ram memory compatible with AMD X4 955 Black Edition?

I am going to purchase a gaming rig build, but want to have more than 4gb ram so I can play Battlefield 3 on high settings. What ram (memory) is compatible with AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU? The rest of my, future, build is on this website:
http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/ <-- scroll to $600 gaming rig section.

Oh and I am on a $600 budget, but am willing to push it up a little for increased RAM.
Thanks for helping :D
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  1. Since AMD MBs are dual channel RAM access, most would opt for either a 4gb kit (2x2gb), or, an 8 gb kit....(2x4gb)...

    I suppose you could get a 2x2gb kit and a 2x1gb kit to total 6 gb, but, now all RAM slots are full, leaving no upgrade....

    Do not get a 6gb triple channel kit (3x2gb)designed for the X58 mainboards
  2. mdd1963 said:
    Since AMD MBs are dual channel RAM access, most would opt for either a 4gb kit (2x2gb), or, an 8 gb kit....(2x4gb)...

    I suppose you could get a 2x2gb kit and a 2x1gb kit to total 6 gb, but, now all RAM slots are full, leaving no upgrade....

    Do not get a 6gb triple channel kit (3x2gb)designed for the X58 mainboards

    Could you send me a link or tell me a 2x1gb kit compatible with my cpu? I'm pretty new at making computers and do not know what would be trusted or compatible one.
  3. mdd1963 said:
    Since AMD MBs are dual channel RAM access, most would opt for either a 4gb kit (2x2gb), or, an 8 gb kit....(2x4gb)...

    I suppose you could get a 2x2gb kit and a 2x1gb kit to total 6 gb, but, now all RAM slots are full, leaving no upgrade....

    Do not get a 6gb triple channel kit (3x2gb)designed for the X58 mainboards

    Actually, you think there two would work?

    2x2gb kit -- PNY Optima MD4096KD3-1333 4GB Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1333 MHz PC3-10666 Desktop DIMM Memory Kit

    and

    2x1gb kit -- Kingston ValueRAM 2 GB 1333MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory KVR1333D3N9/2G
    ????
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    No reason the above should not work, but, with mem prices as low as they are, I'd simply opt for an 8gb kit (2x4gb) initially, which leaves you two more slots to add mem later if necessary...

    If funds are an issue, you could possibly just start with a 4gb kit (2x2gb), and consider adding another 4gb or 8 gb kit later if/when needed...
  5. mdd1963 said:
    No reason the above should not work, but, with mem prices as low as they are, I'd simply opt for an 8gb kit (2x4gb) initially, which leaves you two more slots to add mem later if necessary...

    If funds are an issue, you could possibly just start with a 4gb kit (2x2gb), and consider adding another 4gb or 8 gb kit later if/when needed...

    Thanks for replying! I'll probably look into the 8gb kit and have an extra slot ready for whenever. Thanks for the help
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