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Need help choosing RAM

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September 10, 2012 12:58:49 PM

Am buying Asus Z77 Sabertooth Intel , Intel core i7 3770k 3.5GHZ and a AMD 7970 or 7950. Am not too sure what ram to go for i want 16 or 3gig. Could someone give me a hand choosing please!

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a b } Memory
September 10, 2012 1:47:25 PM

8 GB RAM is plenty of RAM for all but the most demanding of applications. 16, GB is overkill for most situations, and realistically, no one ever really needs 32 GB RAM.

What will you be doing with this system?

In the meantime, the best memory for your system is 1600 MHz @ 1.5 volts with a CAS of 9-24.

Here's a quality low cost kit (8 GB) that meets the specs:
Corsair Vengeance Blue Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9B) [CML8GX3M2A1600C9B]
September 10, 2012 2:10:32 PM

Ive got a asus rampage 2 gene, i7 920 and 6gig of OCZ ram and its still a bit slugish. Could i buy 2 single sticks of the same ram for that motherboard?
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a b } Memory
September 10, 2012 2:22:16 PM

I don't understand the 16gig or 3gig thing......... you want dual channel memory for the set up you're buying.

Triple channel ram is for the old Intel set ups ( see above poster ).

Yes, agree that 8gigs would probably be more than enough for most people. ( get 2 4gig sticks )
September 10, 2012 5:48:45 PM

Let me put it this way. If its a dual channel motherboard could i put two single sticks of the same ram in there. Would it make a diffrence?
a b } Memory
September 10, 2012 6:56:02 PM

yes, two sticks of the same ram in the correct slots. not 2 oddball sticks.