BruceMac Posted October 16, 2008 Share Posted October 16, 2008 Hey, I'm planning my new build. I really want 8 GB so I can run multiple VM's. I've read all the problems getting 4 sticks to work reliably. Of course, I'd like "fast" memory but I need 100% stability (not planning to OC). Would running, e.g., 4 sticks of 1066 Dominator (e.g., 2 x TWIN2X4096-8500C5D) @ 800 MHz in a P45 board be a safe bet? Or to get 100% stability with all 4 DIMM slots populated is it necessary to use FB-DIMMs, like the latest Maximum PC dream machine? I wasn't planning on spending the $ for a 2-socket motherboard though. Is DDR3 any better or worse in this regard than DDR2? I need to decide between DDR-2 and -3 as well. Would an X48 board be better with 4 DIMMs than a P45-based board? I haven't bought a mobo yet, so I'm trying to make a smart choice now and not box myself into a corner or have grief down the road. Thanks for your help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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