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Old 01-01-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I got an Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GhZ processor and a socket 1366 mobo for christmas so all that i need to get my machine running is RAM, (all of the rest of the stuff that i need is at UPS waiting for pickup.) and i was wondering if anyone knew of an affordable RAM kit for the Core i7 all the ones that i look at on the internet are waaaaaaaaaaaay out of my budget or they don't say if the will support i7 so if anyone had any ideas of where i could get at least 3GB of RAM on the cheap (i already looked on ebay they didn't have anything.) it would be much obliged. Also it has to be tri channel.

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Old 01-01-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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Here's a low priced kit that should work well and is compatible with the Core i7 920: Crucial 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Triple Channel Kit - $73.99

Faster stuff: G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit - $89.99



As for your poll, I have an AMD X2 5000+ BE.

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should've included core2quad in your poll to let more posters be involved and increase the sample size...
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:46 PM   #4
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Thank you guys you really saved my life, i am so glad i can finally start building i hatched this plan for building my comp last summer and it's finally going to happen :-)
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:31 PM   #5
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None of the above, i have a Q6600, where is the rest of the athlon lineup aswell??? X2's and X3's

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211367
thers a good 6GB kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231223
another good brand still at 1333

here is the "standard" DDR3 speed of 1600. If i was building a PC around an i7 than i WOULDNT get anything less than DDR3 1600, dont know how much of a performance increase there would be however. It would be like getting DDR2 667, just not fun for that extreme machine IMO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
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here is the "standard" DDR3 speed of 1600. If i was building a PC around an i7 than i WOULDNT get anything less than DDR3 1600, dont know how much of a performance increase there would be however. It would be like getting DDR2 667, just not fun for that extreme machine IMO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
The Intel Core i7 920 and 940 both use the "standard" DDR3 1066 memory. Running DDR3 1600 would be overkill unless you're looking to overclock. Besides, the guy is on a budget and can't afford the extremely high priced memory you listed.
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Sorry about the poll guys but this is the first time i started a poll and im still working out the particulars.
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should have put the amd dual -core series.
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The Intel Core i7 920 and 940 both use the "standard" DDR3 1066 memory. Running DDR3 1600 would be overkill unless you're looking to overclock. Besides, the guy is on a budget and can't afford the extremely high priced memory you listed.
thats why i listed the cheap stuff and good stuff. Im just making sure he knows that there is a higher speed out there. I hate when people have to make a purchase like that with limited knowledge.

Also, any parent who gives an i7 and 1366 motherboard to their son for xmas (specially now-a-days) means that the guy isnt exactly "poor".
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Cheap stuff? Nothing you listed was under $144. . .

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anyone knew of an affordable RAM kit for the Core i7
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