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juandemarco

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Well im about to build a new system with the specs as mentioned in my profile.

 

the thing is i need to know if the RAM modules will work at 4GB and 8GB in vista 64bit.

plug and play no timing changing voltage changing etc. for starters it will be 2 slots at 4 gig. futere 4 slots 8 gig.

 

tia,

 

juan

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The only memory Corsair supports in a four DRAM slot population is their Quad kits and they do not have any Quad Kits in DDR3. This does not mean two dual kits or even worse two dual kits of different versions will not work together, just that you have no recourse to RMA Corsair if they do not work together. If there are problems with the DRAM modules, they are still supported via lifetime warranty, but that is for physical defects and errors in a two stick kit mode. Matched Quad sets are highly binned modules for a four slot population. The Dual sets are tested as a kit, not a Quad and warranted as a dual kit, not a Quad setup. You need to Memtest them as Kits (2 modules, not as a four DRAM slot population). If they fail as a kit or singly, then you have RMA. Keep in mind that there is no support for mixing and matching different versions of DRAM either since different version are of different fabrications and/or manufacturers. They might work, they might not work, but you have no support if they do not work. Thus you are advised to buy all the DRAM at the same time and in this way be more assured of getting the same versions. If you buy online, be sure to specify same versions of the modules.

 

You are advised to drop the bandwidth to 667Mhz (If you Populate with 800Mhz DRAM) and raise the Northbridge/MCH Memory Controller +.2v.

 

Please research this thread:

 

http://www.houseofhelp.com/v3/showthread.php?t=64360&highlight=Unpredictable+results+QUAD2X4096+Gigabyte+X38-DS5

 

There is a limitation of the On Motherboard (Intel) memory controller or On CPU (AMD) and a population of all four banks at the full speed of a two bank run. This limitation is across the board with both AMD and Intel chipset based boards, DDR, DDR2 and DDR3.

 

Keep in mind that often issues can arise in the longer term even though you have shorter term stability. The issues seldom damage the DRAM unless you raise the DRAM voltage too high. They damage the on CPU (AMD) memory controller which has a harder time keeping up with the demands of a four DRAM slot population being run as fast as a two DRAM slot population.

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thx so far.. well to gain more pc1066 would be better option. was thinking to get the TWIN2X4096-8500C5 dual kit. ill ask for the same production-series since i still want to work with 8gb. is the memory i selected good enough to clock it like the guy did with his quads (referring to article you reccomed)?
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thx so far.. well to gain more pc1066 would be better option. was thinking to get the TWIN2X4096-8500C5 dual kit. ill ask for the same production-series since i still want to work with 8gb. is the memory i selected good enough to clock it like the guy did with his quads (referring to article you reccomed)?

 

It depends, if you overclock, you will recoup some of the lost bandwidth but you can not expect what the limit will be.

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