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    Default Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    Putting together a system for flight sim.
    Will be using Intel E8600 CPU.
    Mobo will be either Asus P5Q-Pro or P5K-E/Wifi
    Want to run 8GB memory.
    Opinions on using 4x2GB or 2x4GB
    Also opinions on which would mobo would be best suited for this use.

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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    If its the P5K-E 2x4 wont work. Since it only supports 8 GB and its got 4 slots. You would have to use 2x2 in each slot

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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    2x4GB allows a future increase whereas 4x2GB will not.
    Just depends on whether you plan to upgrade just the RAM at a later time
    or replace the lot (which is more likely given the older nature of the CPU/RAM combo you mention).
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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    Guess I'll go for the 4x 2GB then can use either mobo.
    Trick is finding matching memory.
    Have been looking for 2 sets of dual channel cl5.
    Was wondering if there would be a noticable difference using these cl6 ones.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/c...-562574506.htm

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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    At that price it is actually cheaper to buy a new 775 motherboard and some ddr3 ram.

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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    If you have the choice, it's always best to use fewer sticks as increased RAM slot usage increases the change of instability
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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by icow View Post
    At that price it is actually cheaper to buy a new 775 motherboard and some ddr3 ram.
    Which one did you have in mind?

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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    Which one did you have in mind?
    You could try this motherboard with this ram for a touch over $150 + a wee bit of shipping.

    Mobo details here
    Asus P8Z77-V LK, Core i5 3570K, 8GB DDR3 1600, 128GB SSD, 12TB HDD, GeForce GTX660 Ti 2GB, Blu-ray writer, Enermax 750W PSU, Coolermaster CM 690 II Case, Windows 8 Professional

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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    Thanks for that, but I think if I go to DDR3 it will be with a i5 or i7.

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    Default Re: Memory 2 or 4 sticks

    Same motherboard as linked above (also here: http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/c...-561670423.htm), I was hoping the $100 Asus one was still stocked but it looks like it isn't and then $50 of ram e.g. http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/c...-562439816.htm

    There is also an ex-display version of the Asus motherboard available here: http://www.nzgameshop.com/pc-motherb...-s775-g41-matx

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