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Also, do you need expensive triple channel memory or will dual or even single channel DDR3 do?
Originally Posted by DenithorGreat article, as usual. As mentioned it's nice to see the ultra-expensive memory with tight timings & high speed isn't needed to get good performance out of these systems.
I do wish you had included a table with the settings (BCLK, multis, etc) used for each memory speed. The settings are still new and it's kind of hard to keep up with whether you were just changing multis or also adjusting the base clock when you changed RAM & uncore speeds.
And yes, as mauvecloud said, where are the single/double/triple channel mode comparisons?
Originally Posted by JasioPrices for DDR3 are coming down fast... really fast. NCIX now has Aeneon 6GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 ktis for $140... which is a huge drop in price. But it seems OCZ is adopting similar measures. Corsair and Patriot seem to be a tad slow with the DDR3 price adjustements it seems. But overall, good overview ... I'm very happy with my Patriot Xtreme kit.
Originally Posted by wuyanxuwhen are we going to get 4GB sticks??
from 8GB to 6GB isn't really an upgrade, and consider the price difference i'll be paying if i want 12GB, with the added "bonus" of filling all RAM slots, i7 is really unattractive until 4GB sticks appear.
great article, so conclusion is, as always, go for the relative fast one you can afford, as long as there's a little CPU overclock headroom provided by the RAM, no noticeable difference will be present.
Originally Posted by JasioSeeing as the Asus P6T series of motherboards has 6 DIMM slots and only supports 12GB of RAM... you'd never need 4GB modules. On the other hand, Gigabyte motherboards support 24GB over 6 DIMM slots. But I don't see myself using 24GB anytime soon, but I wouldn't mind topping off my P6T with 12GB within the next ~12-18 months.
Originally Posted by naokaji
24GB on the other hand is not really viable, 4GB Dimms will cost an arm, leg and kidney when they finally come out, it's more a thing for servers.
Of course, that will all change next year or so when we will push 32nm octo cores beyond 4Ghz and consider 24GB normal.:D
Originally Posted by BindibadgiWhat do you DO that requires 12GB of memory?
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