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Old 8th May 2009, 16:47   #1
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Hello, as i'm rather new here, i'm hoping to find some answers to a few questions I have. Recently i bought this cpu + mobo:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
- Gigabyte EP43C-DS3

In the near future I would like to buy a Gainward GTX 295 and new memory.

The motherboard says the following thing on Gigabyte site:
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Memory DDR3:

1. 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory
2. Dual channel memory architecture
3. Support for DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules

DDR2:

1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
2. Dual channel memory architecture
3. Support for DDR2 1066/800/667 MHz memory modules

(Note: Mixed mode, populating DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules simultaneously is not supported. Pls check memory support list.)
I would like to buy DDR3 1600 Mhz ram (2 x 2048 MB) for the new pc but I don't know what's the best ram to use with this pc. The nearest shops (Tones and Forcom) provide this:

- CORSAIR 4096MB Kit (2x2048MB) 1600Mhz PC3-12800 DDR3 DHX Twinx Series 9-9-9-24 (159,90 euro / Tones)
- OCZ 4096MB Kit (2x2048MB) 1600Mhz PC3-12800 DDR3 Platinum Enhanced Bandwidth Edition Series 7-6-6-24 (209,90 euro / Tones)
- Corsair DDR3 1600MHz 2048MB XMS3 DHX (2*1GB) (74,95 euro / Forcom) x 2 to have 4 gig ram
- Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz 2048MB CL9 (73,60 euro / Forcom) x 2 to have 4 gig ram

Overclocking is not really needed, but what DDR3 ram would just do fine in this setup?

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Old 10th May 2009, 20:53   #2
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Any of those kits should work okay
 
Old 11th May 2009, 11:54   #3
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- CORSAIR 4096MB Kit (2x2048MB) 1600Mhz PC3-12800 DDR3 DHX Twinx Series 9-9-9-24 (159,90 euro / Tones)
- OCZ 4096MB Kit (2x2048MB) 1600Mhz PC3-12800 DDR3 Platinum Enhanced Bandwidth Edition Series 7-6-6-24 (209,90 euro / Tones)
- Corsair DDR3 1600MHz 2048MB XMS3 DHX (2*1GB) (74,95 euro / Forcom) x 2 to have 4 gig ram
- Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz 2048MB CL9 (73,60 euro / Forcom) x 2 to have 4 gig ram

Pay attention to the mobo description, you only have 2 slots available for DDR3 memory 2x 1GB OR 2 x 2Gb, the last two products are not an option if you want 4Gb ...

Have a look at this page: http://azerty.nl/producten/zoek?p_ta...RING=prijs_asc

For ~70 you have just what you need
 
Old 6th June 2009, 10:00   #4
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My own favourite would be this
G.Skill F3-12800CL7D-4GBHZ - Geheugen - 4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB ) DDR3 - 1600 MHz
I'm running a similar tri-set on my I7 920.

There's another set that looks great value at the minute, it's a tri channel for I7 but is cheaper than some of the options you list. 6GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz PI (TT) Series (8-8-8-21) Triple Channel kit Clearly you would run 2x2gb on your
Gigabyte EP43C-DS3.

Otherwise I'd go with the 1st set you listed. My own choice would be a 2x2gb upgrade rather than 4x1gb. This gives you more headroom if you want to upgrade to more memory still, later on.


 
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