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Windows 7: DDR3 Reccomendation?

17 Jul 2012   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

It's hard to go wrong with G.Skill - reliable, budget to extreme performance modules and generally compatible with just about any aboard. Plus they're easy to come by in Aus.

Never had any issues with any of my G.Skill kits.
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17 Jul 2012   #12
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Doing an rma with g.skill can be a pain. They never get back to you for some reason.
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24 Jul 2012   #13
iroro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My specs sheet is a little more filled out
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24 Jul 2012   #14
iroro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
16GB is not going to help with gaming either. 8GB is more than enough. Unless you do other stuff that requires 16GB, it'd be even cheaper to go 8GB.
The only reason i would go 16GB is because i do a lot of thingsin photoshop which requires quite a bit of RAM
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24 Jul 2012   #15
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iroro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
16GB is not going to help with gaming either. 8GB is more than enough. Unless you do other stuff that requires 16GB, it'd be even cheaper to go 8GB.
The only reason i would go 16GB is because i do a lot of thingsin photoshop which requires quite a bit of RAM
Example?
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24 Jul 2012   #16
iroro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I cannot upload an example as it is against my policy to. The only projects i store on my local drive are the ones in progress and the ones on myh external are completed works.

But I only charge a small fee for quality avatars and signatures
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24 Jul 2012   #17
iroro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So now that the specs are in what would be my best match?
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24 Jul 2012   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Doing an rma with g.skill can be a pain. They never get back to you for some reason.
Touch wood I've never had to RMA anything with G.skill.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iroro View Post

The only reason i would go 16GB is because i do a lot of thingsin photoshop which requires quite a bit of RAM
That's cool then. As long as you have a need then it's not a waste.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iroro View Post
So now that the specs are in what would be my best match?
The UD3 - is it an intel/1155 socket and not and AMD? (there's quite a few UD3 boards )

Without knowing exact board, it's hard to check the QVL (Qualified vendor List for RAM compatibility)

However G.skill kits tend to work on most boards so these are the best I can come up with without 'double checking'.

2x8GB 1600mhz 10-10-10-2N 1.5v (relatively loose timings for 1600mhz)
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C10D-16GAO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-1600C10D-16GAO] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear

4x4GB 1600mz 9-9-9-2N 1.5v (better timings)
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9Q-16GAO 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-1600C9Q-16GAO] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear

2x4GB (you'd need two kits obviously) 1866mhz 9-10-9-2N 1.5v
G.Skill Ares F3-1866C9D-8GAB 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-1866C9D-8GAB] - $69.00 : PC Case Gear

2x8GB 1600mhz 9-9-9 2N 1.5v
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-1600C9D-16GXM] - $135.00 : PC Case Gear

4x4GB 1866mhz 9-10-9-28 1.5v
G.Skill F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL] - $135.00 : PC Case Gear


Hopefully that will give you a starting point. All 'should' be compatible. There is also Corsair, but again without knowing your exact motherboard model, I'm hesitant to give you links and tell you that they will work without dramas.


1600mhz should be your minimum to aim for for the best speed for photoshop. (games as well).

Hope that helps.


And if you haven't used PCCG before - I'd highly recommend them. I do the bulk of my online PC shopping with them.
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24 Jul 2012   #19
iroro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

2x8GB 1600mhz 9-9-9 2N 1.5v
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-1600C9D-16GXM] - $135.00 : PC Case Gear

seems like what i am after. thank you for the link mate.
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26 Jul 2012   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

No worries mate
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