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October 30, 2012 10:54:24 AM

I am planning to upgrade my system. This is the config I have in my mind.

Intel Core i5 3550
Asus P8B75-M LX
2 * Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz (http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vengeance-ddr3-4-gb-1-x...)

The cost comes around 20k INR. I wanted to know if there would be any compatibility issues between them.
Also, the ram specs say 1660mhz(test) and 1333mhz(specified). So, will I be getting 1600mhz on this board since my processor is 3rd gen i5? Or will i have to configure anything for that
The primary use of the system would be for video editing and adobe aftereffects projects. I won't be doing any overclocking.

Only now did I notice G.Skill RipjawsX. So, what would be better for my config, a single 8 gb or 2 x 4gb?

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October 30, 2012 11:13:24 AM

If this is for what you say it will be, you're better off getting an FX-8320 and an AM3+ motherboard.

You might have to configure the RAM to XMP so the 1600MHz will take place.
October 30, 2012 11:27:51 AM

excella1221 said:
If this is for what you say it will be, you're better off getting an FX-8320 and an AM3+ motherboard.

You might have to configure the RAM to XMP so the 1600MHz will take place.


Thanks.
But that particular processor is not yet launched in India, says many websites. Also, I have been hooked to Intel processors since long. ;) 
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October 30, 2012 11:38:46 AM

Well, I respect that.
If your primary concern though is the one mentioned above and you will have little to no gaming, the FX-8150 would be the cheapest CPU you can get that has the architecture you need such as the 4 modules aka 8 cores.
October 30, 2012 11:42:20 AM

Well, I am almost certain on getting i5 and a compatible mobo. :) 

What would be best - single 8 gb ram or 2 X 4 gb ? on this mobo

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October 30, 2012 11:54:18 AM
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2x4gb running at dual channel would be best.
October 30, 2012 11:56:24 AM

excella1221 said:
2x4gb running at dual channel would be best.


Thanks :) 
November 6, 2012 8:39:37 AM

Best answer selected by jmv1993204.
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