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Buying RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Trombean, Jul 16, 2013.

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  1. Trombean

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3063 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580, 1535 Mb
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    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7P55D LE
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    I've never bought RAM before, but I'm looking to upgrade. I'm going to get a 64 bit OS and at LEAST 8 gigs of ram. I have a budget of $200.

    What do I need to know when purchasing RAM? I know I need DDR3, but is there anything else that's important to know before buying it? Also, is anything more than 8 gigs over kill? Would it be beneficial to get 16? I play a lot of games. What brands would you guys recommend?
     
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    4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel memory architecture
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

    brands to buy incl' crucial,corsair,Gskill, these have lifetime warranty....... 8 gigs is good 16 is a bit overkill.........your board supports 1600 i would get that..........a 8gig kit (2 x 4 sticks)
     
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