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    12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    Guys,

    Am ordering new gear today. A little undecided about which RAM kit I'm going to use. Basically a toss up between:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/12GB-...-Heat-Spreader

    and:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/6GB-(...-CAS-8-DHX-EPP

    Which would you recommend?

    My machine is used for gaming and some video/multimedia work....I game more than anything though.

    Cheers

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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    I don't think you'll see much difference really to be quite honest between 6GB and 12GB. I would stick with the 6GB kit.

    Have a look through this : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/memory...w-31549-4.html
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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/6GB-(...AS-7-7-7-20-1T

    Isnt this stuff better and cheaper?

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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    Yeah, i'd probably go with Infinite's CAS7 stuff

    You don't really need the maaahooosive heatsink that's on the dominator and it can interfere with some coolers...

    Also, you might as well get 6GB, then when prices come down you can upgrade to 12GB if you feel that you need to, but 6GB is more than enough for most people
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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    Cheers TAKTAK (this is 7DR Tater).

    Does everyone generally agree that 12GB is OVERKILL?

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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mullet View Post
    Cheers TAKTAK (this is 7DR Tater).

    Does everyone generally agree that 12GB is OVERKILL?
    Aaah, 'ello

    I would say that it is overkill, because it is *almost* double the price.. prices will fall, and you'll be able to whack some more in, and save money in the process
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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    I thought 4gig was enough for almost most things?

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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    I thought 4gig was enough for almost most things?
    We're talking tri-channel, not dual channel here

    Better to have 3*2GB DIMMs running in tri, than just 2 DIMMs
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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    take a look at your current peak memory usage after a typical day`s usage. My bet is it`s less than 4GB unless you`ve done something very intensive. Go with 6GB, 12GB may be more of a requirement in 3-4 years methinks

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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    *Most* games wont use more than 2GB, even some 64bit binaries, 3GB tends to be the top end of memory usage in games. So 6GB is plenty 'nuff. The same is true for non-pro audio/video tools. The biggest application for 12GB of RAM is running lots of virtual machines and large and busy network services.
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    Re: 12 GB DDR3 kit worth it?

    Even 4GB is good, but since you have an i7 Mobo, just get 6 gigs. Screw dominator though, just get some normal Corsair.

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