Kingston HyperX 12GB (6 x 2GB)
This set could have been had for the same price you paid, and it's DDR3-1600
Much more throughput than the DDR3-1066
Your timings may have to be loosened even more to be stable, as those timings are for a set of 3x2Gb (6Gb set) memory modules!
Any 12Gb set will have much looser timings than a 6Gb set has! A stable setting for your memory timings might be: 9-9-9-24 2T (2T may be 2N or CR2 in your bios)
Nice system, and good luck with it!
Soo glad this thread is still alive as I updated my BIOS today for my build, and it reset my memory settings, an I am finally going to replace the RAM, and going with your suggestion of getting a whole kit of 12gb not piecing it together with multiple 4gb kits.
Have a a couple of options I am looking at wanted to know what would be best, still going to keep at 12gb
This is what i currently have -- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148246
Looking to upgrade to:
G.SKILL NQ 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-12GBNQ
CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1333C9
voltages are both 1.5v, which is my current set up
my current timing settings are: 8-8-8-21
are these viable options for upgrading? / getting better memory than I currently have?