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Looking for some RAM for an Asus P6X58D-E

So I've been doing a lot of research and have come down to a few options, I'm hoping to get some opinions:

12gb:

http://www.frys.com/product/6754235?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
http://www.frys.com/product/6934597?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
http://www.frys.com/product/6406992?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Or should I just go for the full boat and grab 24gb:
http://www.frys.com/product/6742155?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

I've done a lot of searching around about those "Gaming" sticks, and most people say it's just for show or bling...

Thanks in advanced!

:)
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  1. I can't imagine the situation where 24 GB would be needed over 12GB. I got 8 installed and never come close to using it all, lol.

    If you don't plan on overclocking, most decent brand RAM is the same.
  2. Sorry, I should have mentioned that...

    I do plan on overclocking, also I have heard that it's a bit harder to maintain OC with large amounts of RAM.

    :)
  3. Well, the more modules installed, the harder it is, yes. Just more chances to have a less stable chip in the mix.
  4. Jpeppa said:
    Sorry, I should have mentioned that...

    I do plan on overclocking, also I have heard that it's a bit harder to maintain OC with large amounts of RAM.

    :)

    More memory modules presents a higher electrical load on the memory bus with some degradation in the digital signal quality which can result in less stability.
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    Out of what you posted the PV7312G1600ELK 3x4GB is plenty unless you do a lot of non-gaming rendering or large databases then the PV7324G1333ELHK from your selections.

    While 'faster' RAM on LGA 1366 helps +2FPS~+8FPS (PV7312G2000ELK) you MUST OC the BCLK to 160MHz to keep them stable.
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