Upgrading RAM advice please

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  1. Jason56d

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    Currently have an i7 920 with 3GB of RAM running Win7 64bit and I am looking to upgrade the RAM & HDD (soon, when prices come down again!) to improve all round performance.

    Don't really use it for that much photo editing, but do a bit of video processing/converting. Some gaming as well.

    I have done the Crucial scan and it has told me what is compatible with my motherboard, a MS-7522 (X58 Pro-E SLI).

    I know that 12GB (4GBx3) would be overkill for my uses, but for the sake of say £20-£30 extra, is that what I should get? Or just go for 6GB (2GBx3)?

    One last question, as it is triple channel at the moment, could I get an 8GB kit 4GBx2, and get that to work on my MB?

    Thanks.
     
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    Anyone? :lease:
     
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    No one has an opinion?
     
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    Very simple.
    Get the FASTEST ram, and use all three channels as tripple channel ram would be the quickes.
    Look at the speed and timings and get the quickest ram with the lowest latency/timings, whether 4x3 or 2x3.
     

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