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Old 10-23-2009, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default cant find the right memory

im building a new computer with the new i7 processor it has 6 memory slots that can hold 24 gigs total

this is the motherboard
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard
supports Intel® Core™ i7 Socket 1366

i cannot find any memory sticks that are more than 2 gigs each! i would like at least 16 gigs total
can anyone help me?!
im looking at frys btw
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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6 X 2GB sticks will give you 12GB. Theres 4GB RAM sticks over at Newegg.

What you using the computer for?
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:25 AM   #3
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gaming
do they have patriot (ep) sticks
thats what i was looking at
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:31 AM   #4
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Cant find any 4GB Patriot (EP) sticks. Just checked their site out.

12GB's for a gaming machine! Dang!
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:31 AM   #5
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only 4 gig stick they have for ddr3 is the ripjaws

how many gigs of memory would it take to handle crysis very very well
maybe im doin a little overkill and are the ripjaws any good compared to the patriot ep?

ripjaw specs
Brand G.SKILL
Series Ripjaws Series
Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
Type 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 4GB
Speed DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cas Latency 9
Timing 9-9-9-24
Voltage 1.5V
ECC No
Buffered/Registered Unbuffered
Heat Spreader Yes


patriot 3x 2gb each specs
Extreme Performance PC3 (2000MHz)
Low Latency (8-8-8-24)
Equipped Patriot Viper Heat Shields with integrated ACC (Aluminum Copper Composite) technology
100% Tested and Verified
RoHS Compliant
XMP Ready for Core i7 Processors
Tested and compatible with Intel® X58 Express Chipsets

ok forget the 16 gigs
found out that was wayyyyyyyyyy too much even for crysis
im going with 6 sticks of 2gb each with the patriot (ep)

here is the system im building... main items


gigabyte ga-ex58-ud4p motherboard
2x bfg gtx 285 2gb oc pci-express video cards
i7 950 processor
12gb pc2000mhz tri patriot ram
1tb hard drive 7200 rpm
creative labs pci-e x-fi fatalty pro gamers choice sound card


with all that plus the case i didnt list its at 2700

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:30 AM   #6
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that pc will play crysis fine
6gb is great for DDR3 i think

and Crysis isnt even that great of a game to most
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:34 AM   #7
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I'm with Sniper on this.

3 X 2 GB's is plenty for a gaming rig.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:21 AM   #8
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6GB will be MORE than enough for a gaming rig.

If you want to do it just because you can, just get 6x2GB and have 12GB RAM, but I promise you that half of that RAM will never be in use.
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try to get RAM with lower timings. you wont need that much RAM for a gaming computer
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