RAM config upgrade - previously OCZ

Hey guys,
Hope to tap in to the wisdom of the community =)

I've got an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 mobo (http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6T_Deluxe_V2/#specifications)
currently installed with the 3x2GB config of this OCZ RAM (http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr3-pc3-12800-gold-low-voltage-triple-channel.html). The mobo has 3 remaining slots available.


As OCZ no longer does any RAM, I'm having to buy a different make. I'm thinking Corsair or GSkill.
Questions:
1.) At current market prices, should I get rid of my OCZ and buy a new batch or should I keep it and try mixing in another make?
2.) My current OCZ RAM is CL8. If I buy another RAM which is CL9, will this be a problem?
3.) If my current config is 3x2GB, can I mix in a 3x4GB for the remaining slots?
4.) It's not a problem to mix xMP and non xMP RAM, is it? It just means that I can't do any overclocking on any of the RAM?

Thanks all!
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  1. Its not good when mixing the RAM. U might lose the triple channel.

    It still may work, but 3x4GB will be better.

    U can still OC the RAM in BIOS, regardless the XMP.
  2. BTW, whats the windows? x64bit Pro?
  3. Thanks guys. I'm currently on Vista 64. Will upgrade to Win 7 64 soon.
    I was thinking either this http://www.ebuyer.com/191184-corsair-6gb-ddr3-1600mhz-xms3-memory-cmx6gx3m3a1600c9
    or
    this http://www.ebuyer.com/248756-corsair-vengeance-12gb-ddr3-1600mhz-memory-cmz12gx3m3a1600c9

    but like I said, my current tri channel is 3x2gb. Maybe I should sell the current RAM then and get a new bunch? =)
  4. gunsmoked said:
    Hey guys,
    Hope to tap in to the wisdom of the community =)

    As OCZ no longer does any RAM, I'm having to buy a different make. I'm thinking Corsair or GSkill.
    Thanks all!

    What is main purpose of your PC?

    If gaming, u are fine with 12GB, even video editing will do.

    To use more than 16GB, u need to have W7 Pro and up @ x64bit
  5. That Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory will do fine.

    I recommend Corsair most of the time.
  6. nikorr said:
    That Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory will do fine.

    I recommend Corsair most of the time.


    I use it for gaming, graphics + some video editing.
    I will end up with Win 7 Ultimate 64 as the price is quite reasonable now.

    Do you suggest I remove the OCZ and install the Corsair Vengeance? If so, the mobo supports up to 24GB and has 6 slots. What config do you suggest I get?
  7. Holee cow. That's pretty leet RAM. That should keep me on my i7 920 for a while, eh?
  8. but yeah, basically get rid of OCZ RAM huh?
  9. U can try it, it might work just fine.

    But sell it : )
  10. Hahaha I get the hint ! Ebay here I come
  11. If anyone is still reading this - I hadn't bought the Corsair 24GB ram yet, tho I've been playing GW2 and my PC was warning me that system ram was low!!!!
    Just a question - if I buy the COrsair 24GB http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24gb-(6x4gb)-corsair-vengeance-jet-black-ddr3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v , will this work on any of the new Ivy Bridge z77 platforms? (in case I upgrade in future)
  12. So I've bought the Corsair Vengeance 24GB.
    Problem is, my cooler is a Titan Fenrir and it's pretty big. It's obstructed the first RAM slot and with the Corsair Vengeance design, the RAM stick won't fit in.
    Should I keep the 24GB set at the price I bought £124 and only use 3 sticks of the RAM set, and maybe in future buy a new smaller CPU cooler and use the other 3 sticks...
    OR refund this RAM set and just buy a smaller 3x something set of RAM?
    This is how it looks with the 3 Vengeance sticks installed. You can see the slot closest to CPU cooler is blocked by the cooler fan:
    http://imgur.com/a/8icwb
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