In short, I guess what am asking is buying memory first a case of the tail wagging the dog?
But lets say just for instructional purposes should memory always be chosen after the CPU + motherboard has been selected.
If i don't bye it now, I might spend. It's kinda like forced saving.
By the way, LGA 2011 platforms will support the new XMP version 1.3, which is intended specifically for four-channel memory with the frequency of 1866 MHz or higher.
In order to achieve stability during overclocking of an LGA 2011 system, we should be able to change three voltage settings: Vcore, Vmem and system agent voltage.
Memory overclocking also gets a bump in Ivy Bridge. The max supported DDR3 frequency in SNB was 2133MHz, Ivy Bridge moves this up to 2800MHz. You can now also increase memory frequency in 200MHz increments.
JustAnEngineer wrote:I recommend saving your money
WhatMeWorry wrote:If i don't bye it now, I might spend.
WhatMeWorry wrote:In short, I guess what am asking is buying memory first a case of the tail wagging the dog?
flip-mode wrote:WhatMeWorry wrote:In short, I guess what am asking is buying memory first a case of the tail wagging the dog?
Yes, it is the tail wagging the dog. Don't buy until you're ready to build. There is a chance that prices will go up. There's also a chance they will continue to go down or that higher speed grades will drop to the prices of lower speed grades. There's also a very high probability that higher capacity dimms - 8GB dimms - that are few and far between and very expensive right now will become much more abundant and cost much less. And that's the real advantage to waiting - getting 32GB of RAM for $200 instead of the $800 that it costs right now.
And Ivy Bridge is Q3 2012, right? So that's at least 8-9 months from now.
CB5000 wrote:In 8-9 months, the prices of memory will definitely go down a lot, especially for low capacity RAM.
For the lower capacity DIMMs I agree with you, but for the 8GB DIMMs - they have nowhere to go but down (jeez - I hope they can't possibly go up!)just brew it! wrote:CB5000 wrote:In 8-9 months, the prices of memory will definitely go down a lot, especially for low capacity RAM.
Current prices are the result of a supply glut. The last time this happened (couple of years ago), prices rebounded after the RAM producers adjusted production to better match demand. You can't be *certain* prices will continue to fall across the board.
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