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August 1, 2012 11:51:42 AM

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_D...)
currently installed with the 3x2GB config of this OCZ RAM (http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-ddr3-pc3-12800-gold-lo...). 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!
a c 146 } Memory
August 1, 2012 1:01:08 PM

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.
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a c 146 } Memory
August 1, 2012 1:04:06 PM

BTW, whats the windows? x64bit Pro?
a c 146 } Memory
August 1, 2012 6:17:38 PM

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
a c 146 } Memory
August 1, 2012 6:20:43 PM

That Corsair Vengeance 12GB DDR3 1600Mhz Memory will do fine.

I recommend Corsair most of the time.
August 1, 2012 8:49:49 PM

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?
a c 146 } Memory
August 1, 2012 9:23:10 PM

This one will do, learn what u can do with RAM disk and u will be happy with it : )

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
August 1, 2012 10:58:17 PM

Holee cow. That's pretty leet RAM. That should keep me on my i7 920 for a while, eh?
August 1, 2012 10:59:22 PM

but yeah, basically get rid of OCZ RAM huh?
a c 146 } Memory
August 1, 2012 11:36:00 PM

U can try it, it might work just fine.

But sell it : )
August 1, 2012 11:37:21 PM

Hahaha I get the hint ! Ebay here I come
a c 146 } Memory
August 1, 2012 11:38:53 PM

:D 
September 13, 2012 3:38:18 PM

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)
October 12, 2012 3:34:27 PM

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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