I have an ASUS P6T-SE mobo currently with 6GB (2GB x3) of ram. The board supports 24GB, and I see that RAM is even cheaper now three years later after I built this system. So I'd like to top it off and add more. I do a lot of Flash and comping work in After Effects with some Photoshop mixed in so I'm thinking that the extra RAM will help. I have three open slots.
The question is can I add three more sticks for a total of 24GB or should I just start from scratch and get a 24GB kit? I have OCZ RAM in there right now. Should I stick with OCZ? Any recommendations? Thanks!
Thanks for the reply. Again, I currently have 6GB, and my mobo only supports 24GB. I'd like to go to 24GB. If I can add to what I have that would be nice, but if I can't I guess its not the end of the world.
I see what you recommended is DDR3 1600. I found on newegg what looks like the same stuff but is DDR3 1333. What's the big difference between these two?
The DDR3-1333 CAS 9 is fine (F3-10666CL9T2-24GBRL). I don't recommend mix-matching RAM (OCZ + New), there's too many problems (stability, errors, failures, etc). In other words the Cons outweigh the Pros (saving $40). Yeah prices have dropped big-time!
The differences between DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 is small, but for l-o-n-g renders it does reduce the rendering time by ~5% on LGA 1366.
I sometimes have longer renders so hopefully it'll help a bit there. Yeah I remember when i built this system a little over three years ago i paid maybe 175-ish for a 6GB kit. i was poking around and saw how much it dropped since then, so I figured I would just max out my mobo's ram and get everything I can from it. Thanks again for the advice!