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Old 02-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Question Upgrading some stuf, (RAM, OS)

So I'm finally going to upgrade to windows 7, haven't had funds to do it really until now. With that I am also going to up the amount of RAM I'm running.

This is the link to my current motherboard:
MSI Global ? Mainboard - 870-G45

This is the RAM I was looking at so far:
Newegg.com - Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BLT2KIT4G3D1337DT1TX0

On the MoBo specs it says the speeds for memory are DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600* (OC), does it mean that I can buy memory at the 1600 speed or just that it can be effectively clocked up to that? Sorry if this is a dumb question. Also If anyone know a better choice on ram that would be great. I'm looking at 8 gigabytes of it. Maybe a little but more but for now I think I'll be happy with 8.
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You can buy 1600 RAM and set the timings so that the RAM runs at those speeds.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:23 AM   #3
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Sweet, that should work out great then. If I wanted to go up to say 12 gigabytes could I just buy a triple channel kit? Or does your mobo need to specifically for triple channels. From my understanding it really makes no difference besides they package them in sets of 3 and 3 to decide the channels they are on.
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You don't need to have a triple channel motherboard to use a triple channel memory kit. The dual, triple and quad channel memory kits are just sequential memory modules in the production run.
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Alright, that's about what I was thinking. So I am thinking of going with this:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
Do you think this would be a good set to go with? From all the reviews it seems like a good memory set. Let me know if there's something else you would recommend.
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I have G.Skill Ripjaws and it's some great memory.
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