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A Little Help Please PC3-12800 vs PC3-10600

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March 24, 2013 5:14:27 AM

Hi Guys i have a little Puzzling Memory Issue if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it.

I currently have a slightly modified PB Ipower G5800
CPU i7 860 2.8Ghz
6Gb of Samsung CL9 PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

My Motherboard manual states i can use up to 16Gb of PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)
Crucial/Corsair/Kingston match my System with up to 16Gb of PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)

However my CPU according to the Itels website supports up to 16Gb PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

I was looking to upgrade to the full 16Gb but using 2x the below
Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Blue Memory

- 2 x 4GB Kit
- Heatspreader Memory
- PC3-12800
- CL8 (8-9-8-24) 1.5V

But the conflicting information is making it hard for me to make a final decision again any help greatly appreciated.

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March 24, 2013 1:44:09 PM

Thanks would you guys recommend 2x8GB Modules or 4x4GB ?
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March 24, 2013 2:04:42 PM

2x8 is normally considered the better setup, also it's normally cheaper.
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March 24, 2013 2:29:38 PM