Also, from reading a few articles it appears that buying a 2x8Gb kit now, then a separate 2x8Gb kit...say a year later...is a bad idea as they weren't tested as a complete kit.......how true is this and is it worth the risk...I cant really afford 32gb now...but would hate to buy 4x4Gb just to end up them going to waste when I want to get to 32gb.
This is a good start, however I was looking for a more detailed explanation...
An actual reccomendation of RAM would be great,
Is g.skill the only ones worth getting?
Exactly what is the deal with the timings?? Does that mean for instance a set with 9-9-9 wouldnt work or 10-10-10-3??
Is it true that if i were to buy another 2-8gb later on that they wouldn't be compatible?
Not saying that it won't be compatible but it won't work as well. You usually try to keep all the speeds and timings the same for best performance. Tom's Hardware did give the G. Skill Ripjaws X some kind of recommendation over kingston, super talent and some other brand.