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    Default Upgrading RAM on my EX58-UD4P

    So I've decided to upgrade the ram on my EX58-UD4P which has my 2 year old i7-920. It's running fine at 3.6GHz and I want to keep it that way. Right now, I have 3 x 2GB RAM (6GB G.Skill triple-channel kit). I want to go up to 9GB or 12GB. I guess I have 2 options:

    1. Get another G.SKILL 6GB triple-channel ram kit, so all 6 DIMM slots are used up
    2. Throw away the G.Skill and get a new 9GB or 12GB triple channel kit

    Which is the better option? I heard there were some overclock or voltage issues if I use up all 6 DIMM slots. Also if anyone has any recommendations please send them my way. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Upgrading RAM on my EX58-UD4P

    You should be fine running that much ram with your current overclock. More memory will require more qpi/vtt voltage.

    Do they even make a 9gb kit? Looked at new egg and not not see any.

    It would require less voltage to get 12gb 3x4gb then it would be to get 12gb 6x2gb. I would opt for the 12gb 2x4gb. I bought some for my UD5 I think it coast me like $75 USD.

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    Default Re: Upgrading RAM on my EX58-UD4P

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    You should be fine running that much ram with your current overclock. More memory will require more qpi/vtt voltage.
    So it's possible that if i go 6 x 2GB i might need to up the voltage (which could mean higher temps), but if I go 3 x 4GB maybe I can keep voltage as it is right now?

    Do they even make a 9gb kit? Looked at new egg and not not see any.
    LOL, no idea, I just made a guess. I guess not.

    It would require less voltage to get 12gb 3x4gb then it would be to get 12gb 6x2gb. I would opt for the 12gb 2x4gb. I bought some for my UD5 I think it coast me like $75 USD.

    Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL On sale for $69.99
    Yeah I think I will go this route. Thanx

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    go for whatever is the cheapest option,you probably will have better success with a matched kit idk,but using two different 6gb kits should work fine too,im using two ocz kits on my asus board and no issues though im not overclocked on that mb,qpi/vtt is at 1.3750v,qpi voltage wont add much heat compared to cpu voltage

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    Default Re: Upgrading RAM on my EX58-UD4P

    Quote Originally Posted by LocutusX View Post
    So it's possible that if i go 6 x 2GB i might need to up the voltage (which could mean higher temps), but if I go 3 x 4GB maybe I can keep voltage as it is right now?



    LOL, no idea, I just made a guess. I guess not.



    Yeah I think I will go this route. Thanx
    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    go for whatever is the cheapest option,you probably will have better success with a matched kit idk,but using two different 6gb kits should work fine too,im using two ocz kits on my asus board and no issues though im not overclocked on that mb,qpi/vtt is at 1.3750v,qpi voltage wont add much heat compared to cpu voltage

    The only thing with the memory kit that I linked to you is I could not get my kit to run at 1t It would only boot with 2t. Now it maybe because I did not give it enough qpi/vtt or not but it seems to run fine at 2t. So that maybe one thing you may want to consider. I thought it would not run 1t because of 12gb but I guess that is not the case as wazza has 12gb running at 1t.

    Edit here is pic of cpu-z I do not know how much qpi/vtt i am running atm I think around 1.5ish.

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    Default Re: Upgrading RAM on my EX58-UD4P

    In case anyone is curious what I did... I bought a new 12GB triple channel memory kit. Corsair Vengeance 3 x 4GB kit (DDR-1600, 1.5v, 9-9-9-24-1T)

    I am basically running it at the exact same performance specs as my old 6GB ram. Same V_dimm, same qpi/vtt. 100% stable in IntelBurnTest, memtest86+. I'm pretty happy with it.

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    Default Re: Upgrading RAM on my EX58-UD4P

    Glad to hear you got your new ram.

    You upgraded from 6gb kit to a 12gb kit and system is stable with out added qpi/vtt and is 100% LinX stable? Hard to believe but hey anything is possible. When testing with LinX did you make sure to test all ram?

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