Which ram is best? P6X58D-E Mobo

Asus P6x58d-e desktop motherboard - inte...
September 20, 2010 at 07:22:41
Specs: XP, q6600/4giigs
Hi,
I don't understand memory timings. Can someone help me out. i know lower is better and that's about it. here is the list of supported ram.

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_...

The 1600 mhz has higher timings but higher speed then the 1333. Can anyone recommend the best ram for this mobo on that list? I normally stick with Crucial or Corsair. but these have the worst timings. Do timings make a huge difference? What does each number in timings mean? I'm looking to get 6 gigs with room to add 6 more when i can afford it.

Thanks,
cody

Intel DP35DPM Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Quad Core Kentsfield 2.4Ghz Q6600 CPU
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#1
September 20, 2010 at 14:28:26
You're wasting your money. XP 32 bit will only use 3.5 gigs at most. You need to run a 64 bit system in order to use that much ram.

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#2
September 20, 2010 at 15:09:32
why would I run xp 32 bit? I'm running vista 64 bit. I'd run 7 but Avid media composer doesn't like 7 as much. This c is gonna be half gamer half video editor. For video editing 6-12 gigs of ram is nothing. So any answers to my question?
Thanks

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September 20, 2010 at 18:05:29

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#4
September 20, 2010 at 18:14:48
I'm not just a gamer...better ram is worth is if you want to shave a few min off a 4 hour hd render.

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#5
September 20, 2010 at 21:31:20
If you already have your mind made up, why did you bother posting?

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#6
September 21, 2010 at 04:57:18
i made up my mind i want the best ram i can get and 6 gigs of it now. I have not made up my mind about memory timing which is what I asked about in the original post. One response was a link saying 1600 is not "that much " better then 1333, but did not say which 11600 i should get if I want the best.

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#7
September 21, 2010 at 10:48:04
Geez, do some friggin research. The point of that article is that you don't HAVE to get high performance RAM....it's a waste of money.

"High End Memory Is Not Worth The Money

The results are obvious: going from one memory speed to the next, e.g. from DDR3-1066 to 1333, does not provide major benefits. Even the replacement of slow DDR3-800 RAM by DDR3-1600 memory will mostly yield disappointing results."

"Knowing all of these results, it is obvious that highest speed DDR3 memory only makes sense for serious enthusiasts, or for those with unlimited budgets. Everyone else should focus on mainstream clock speeds of DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333, and go for a trustworthy brand and the quickest timings their budget allows."

And if you look at the link that YOU posted, ASUS has a list of RAM that's been tested & found to be compatible with your board. You realize that you can change the timings too, right? Just because you get 9-9-9-24 doesn't mean that it won't run at 7-7-7-20.


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#8
September 21, 2010 at 11:23:21
i didn't know you can run a stable system after changing the timings. I would fall into the group of "highest speed DDR3 memory only makes sense for serious enthusiasts". What i dont know is are some of the other brand reliable? Will 1600 with higher timings be better then 1333 with lower (money not a huge concern). What ever ram i get, it's a small cost fo the entire system, so the price is not really a big deal.

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Ultra 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel 2X1024


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