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Par, since you are retiring your current memory, you should be looking at a decent triple channel memory kit. No sense in crippling the 1366 platform with dual channel memory (two sticks).

 

The Corsair memory you picked is fine except that it is only two sticks, and you'll need a minimum of three to keep your triple channel functionality.

 

So (based on Price, Popularity and Customer Feedback);

 

G.Skill Ripjaws 3x4Gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231358

$64.99 + free shipping

 

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 3x4Gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226192

$64.99 + free shipping

 

Corsair Vengence 3x4Gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233146

$64.99 + free shipping

 

Kingston HyperX 3x4Gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104127

$62.99 + free shipping

Maybe OP was thinking about tripling the order quantity?? 3x(2x8GB)??

 

Interestingly enough triple channel kits are still overpriced (and I still made on on the sweet $60 I paid for my 3x4GB kit of Patriot memory)

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Well, how about getting 3x dual channel kit, and run them in triple channel? (i.e. 6x 4GB perhaps? )

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Weird question will adding a substantical amount of ram use more CPU and power? I am running a 650 watt power supply.

No, just use more money

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No, just use more money

 

Haha. Nice. I read some problems with overclocks when adding 32 Gb. Maybe I should only add 4 x 4 Gb= 16Gb.

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The only problem I see with moving into the next set of memory banks is that your memory latency will increase slightly (i.e. going from populating 3 dimm slots to populating 4 dimm slots). However it won't affect your day to day experience whatsoever. And, this may not happen on every motherboard, I just found it on the 1366 boards I've personally used.

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Haha. Nice. I read some problems with overclocks when adding 32 Gb. Maybe I should only add 4 x 4 Gb= 16Gb.

Or do what I did, and drop in 3 sticks of 4GB and have 18GB

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Or do what I did, and drop in 3 sticks of 4GB and have 18GB

Think your math might be slightly off there. Did you mean 3x6GB? :teehee:

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Think your math might be slightly off there. Did you mean 3x6GB? :teehee:

Nah, I had 3x2GB (6GB) and added 3x4GB (12GB) for a total of 18GB

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Nah, I had 3x2GB (6GB) and added 3x4GB (12GB) for a total of 18GB

 

3x2Gb is what I currently have. Did you use the same type of ram, timing etc. Did you have to increase any voltage once you did this?

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