Hi right now i have the Kingston HyperX BLU 4GB 2x2GB installed but what advantages will i have if i get the Kingston HyperX BLU 1600 8GB 2x 4GB ??
would the Kingston HyperX BLU 1600 8GB 2x 4GB even work in my system ??
i have 6x ram slots and my mother board suports up to 16GB ddr3 but i cant fine even on Gigabytes web site if i can put 4GB sticks into the white slots IE for duel channel mode ??
the ram im useing is the Kingston HyperX BLU 1600 4GB 2x2GB and it runs @ 1333 and does not suport the XMP so to get my ram running " 1600 i have to do all the settings in bios manualy.
I use windows 7 ultamate 64bit and play the most up to date games.
i am only thinking of getting this ram as it is cheep atm & of course twice as much GB's as mine.
main two questions i would like an answear to i supose is (1) would this work in my system & (2) would i get much advantage.
While it appears it will technically work in your system, whether you get any meaningful "real-world" performance improvement can vary greatly.
One almost always sees performance improvement in synthetic "benchmark" performance programs (e.g. Prime95), but that often doesn't translate to meaningful gains in "real-world" performance.
You would be more likely to see significantly more meaningful performance improvement by upgrading from a 2-core to a decent 4-core CPU...but of course that will cost a bit more than the ~US$40 for which you can often find 2x4GB DDR3-1600 RAM these days. (BTW, just for comparison...just four months ago I saw GSkill 2x4GB DDR3-2133 RAM for $45 on promo sale (free shipping), and just one month ago they were $50 (free shipping). The sales come along regularly.)
edit to add:
I just looked at the motherboard manual, and it says it supports up to DDR3-2200 RAM, although the retailer spec says DDR3 2600+/2200/1333/1066/800. It may be a motherboard version difference (e.g. 1.x vs. 1.y). Sometimes later motherboard versions support faster RAM modules. Either way, it looks like it's good to go for trying DDR3-2100 modules. http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-p55-ud6_e.pdf
While no specific DDR3-2133 speed RAM modules are listed in the "supported" list, what that means is they haven't "officially" tested it...not that it just won't work period. It can be a risk, but with a decent return policy if it doesn't work as specified, it can be a risk worth taking. Depends on the individual and reputations of the motherboard and RAM manufacturers.
Also, unless I missed it (I have poor vision, but I really looked carefully) you didn't specify which video card you're using. If you have a crappy video card, it may not matter what speed or size RAM modules you're using.
(for other readers, the GA-P55-UD6 has no on-board video, so a video card must be used)
Hi thanks for the replys, i started this thread a while ago and i have since stuck 2x2gb patriot viper 1600 in that system only because i feel upon some spair, im not really useing that system anymore tho as i did a little upgrade to this.
case, Antec 1100
CPU, Intel I7 930 2.8ghz o/c now @ 4.0ghz
CPU Cooler, Thermalright Archon SB-E with 2x t150mm fans in push pull
RAM, 6x 2gb patriot Viper 1600
MOTHERBOARD, Gigabyte (again) x58a-ud3r (rev 1)
GPU, Gigabyte HD 6850 x2 in crossfire
SSD, Crucial 128GB M4 2.5" SATA 6GB/s
HDD's, 4x Samsung F3's 500gb
PSU Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W