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Just need to buy the ram and im done! which of these 2 memor

by Dudeguy87 / December 20, 2013 3:29 PM PST

Hey, so i've been going back and forth. I want to put 32 gigs of ram in this mother board.

I'm a fan of crucial ( i may consider kingston if you guys advise) and wanted to know

-should i buy 8 modules or will it be better to go with only 4? (must add to 32gb)
-should i go for DDR3 PC3-14900 or DDR3 PC3-12800? its the latency that throws me off.
-lastly, go with single or dual ranked? i feel like i want single but need advice.

this is for a workstation mostly for visual effects. (after effects, maya, c4d)
will have 2x Xeon E5-2630 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP 2.6GHz.

thanks guys, i already bought everything else, but crucial and asus hasnt been much help.

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Get 4 DIMMs @ 8GBs....plenty of choices and its a common
by VAPCMD / December 21, 2013 12:22 AM PST

capacity (not too new to be readily available or reliable).

GSkill is good too....take a look at the products and buyer reviews over at


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When it's for work, office, your reputation.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2013 1:06 AM PST

And even then, to avoid issues, I head to

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