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September 19, 2012 3:33:11 PM

Hello!

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!
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September 19, 2012 4:32:05 PM

"three more sticks" - Well the only way is 3x8GB and some X58's can handle that density and other's cannot; some X58's can actually handle 6x8GB (48GB); see - http://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips/videos?query=...

OCZ has gotten out of the RAM business so I'd only recommend a new kit. The question is how much?

24GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9 @ 1.50v F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

48GB DDR3-1333 CAS 9 @ 1.50v (2 kits) CT3KIT102464BA1339 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optionally 6 sticks of 8GB/each DDR3-1333 CAS 9 @ 1.50v F3-10666CL9S-8GBXL or PSD38G13332H, and manually adjusting the Frequency & CAS.
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September 19, 2012 4:50:24 PM

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?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 19, 2012 5:01:51 PM

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.
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September 19, 2012 6:55:30 PM

Got it. I'm gonna go with these then:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Desktop+Memory)-_-G.SKILL-_-20231359

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!
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September 19, 2012 6:59:48 PM

Good Luck & Enjoy! :sol: 
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September 19, 2012 7:14:42 PM

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