Question about RAM upgrade

Asus Intel x58 lga1366 max-24gb ddr3
August 30, 2011 at 11:49:30
Specs: Windows 7, unknown
I am about to purchase DDR3 RAM for my motherboard that accepts up to 2200MHZ speed. Would it be smart to purchase 24GB running at 1600MHZ or 48GB running at 1066MHZ? I dont mix memory so the modules will all match eachother. My motherboard claims to except up to 48GBs or RAM so I prefer that. I run Pro Tools off my machine and I am not a gamer. I know it may be overkill regardless but I want to max it out completely.

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#1
August 30, 2011 at 12:14:07
If this is your board:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/In...

...it says it only supports up to 24 Gb of RAM. Unless your using it as a server, you'll never even come close to needing that much RAM.

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#2
August 30, 2011 at 13:15:30
It just depends on what you want. More ram is good if you need it and faster ram is good in you need it.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
August 30, 2011 at 18:28:37
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

This is the one I got. max 48gb. Waste of money to get that much? Why not max it out?

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#4
August 30, 2011 at 19:25:43
Only you can answer that question. I doubt I'd use it at home but at work I could max it out.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
August 31, 2011 at 13:04:26
Can you have too much RAM?

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#6
August 31, 2011 at 20:41:16
If you do photo or video editing, CAD, open Excel files with quarter of a million lines, or other very large files, then go for it.
If not then it is your money to spend, but don't expect that much extra memory to add much resale value later.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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