Solved Which RAM shall i get for my motherboard?

January 22, 2012 at 05:27:17
Specs: Windows XP
Hello friends,

I just got a new mobo MSI G41M-P26 and planning to buy Intel Core 2 Duo E8400. Now the only question is that what and which RAM shall i get for these two so that i can utilize their efficiency to the maximum extent.

I googled for that & i got this topic as 'Dual Channel RAM". I don't have the faintest idea what is it and how it can be configured. I want to get 8 GB DDR3 RAM. I also searched CORSAIR website for the same but didn't got any clue about this 'Dual Channel' memory.

So please, if any one of you can help me out what this term means and can i use it on my CPU and mobo assembly and if yes then how shall i achieve it.

It would be of great help for me if my question is answered here.

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January 22, 2012 at 06:01:41
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Dual channel is not in the memory it is a function of the motherboard, but it requires a matching pair of memory sticks. These are usually sold as pairs like 2x2GB for 4GB set and 2x4GB for 8GB set, etc. If you go to Newegg or Tigerdirect, you go to Computer Hardware, Memory, then select DDR3, Dual Channel, 8GB, and the speed you want. If you go to Crucial or other memory manufacturer then you choose your motherboard and the speed and amount of memory.

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January 22, 2012 at 06:36:31

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January 22, 2012 at 07:47:56
This was all explained in his other thread in CPU/overclocking.

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January 22, 2012 at 07:49:55
To Fingers,

Thanks a lot for helping me deciding on my query! I visited Tigerdirect and got exactly what i wanted. Although i searched on it extensively, i want one last help from your side. I had sorted out----

Corsair CMV8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB Desktop Memory Kit

Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM

Corsair Dominator 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 Memory Kit

So i want you to please tell me which model shall i get out of these three to worh it in dual channel mode.

Thanks a lot again.

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January 22, 2012 at 08:39:48
If you're not going to overclock, get DDR3-1333. But if you think you may overclock someday in the future, get DDR3-1600. Whichever you get, make sure it complies with the JEDEC standard & runs at 1.5v. There is no advantage to RAM that runs at 1.65v or higher. In fact, it may cause problems.

8GB kits at Newegg

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January 22, 2012 at 14:57:01
See #5, ridder has given you important criteria to decide. Other than that, look at customer reviews for additional information. Make a decision.

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