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DDR3 RAM upgrade for Asus P8Z77-V LX - Expensive???

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DDR3 RAM upgrade for Asus P8Z77-V LX - Expensive???

Hey folks! Happy Sunday! Hope all are well!

So I am looking to upgrade my current RAM of 16GB DDR3 @ 1333Mhz on my custom rig from 2012. The motherboard is an Asus P8Z77-V LX and hasn't failed me yet. *Knock on wood*

I am looking to upgrade to 32GB of RAM, which will be a configuration of 4 x 8GB sticks of RAM. Here are the specs of the motherboard for the RAM capacity, etc. I need the RAM upgrade as I am noticing some lag recently, especially running multiple VMs and some infected with Malware lol.
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Why is 32GB RAM so expensive for DDR3? Cheapest is $199.99 + taxes for G Skill at Canada Computers. I checked PC Partpicker Canada, and the cheapest is $209 CDN.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=047564

Is there 32GB RAM that I can find for less than $200 before taxes?

Thx guys! Stay safe!
Blanka
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You current configuration has 4 x 4?
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Obsolete stuff is always expensive new. Might be able to get o.k. used prices. Even cheaper if you can use RDIMMs.
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I was looking for some DDR3 to top off my system as well, seems the going rate is about $40+ per 8GB on the used market, locally anyway.

Seems to be really popular on ebay as well, always got outbid to crazy amounts like $120 CAD + shipping on 2 x 8GB 1600Mhz sticks. Gave up and sticking with what I have for now.
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First off how many DIMMs do you have in there now?

Secondly, don't buy new parts for a years-old machine if you don't have to. Buy used, could be cheaper. With RAM you're not really looking at something that wears out. Do a MEMTEST* after purchase and you're fine. If used prices are outta wack then you're kind of SOL though, sorry.

*Note that the row-hammer test or whatever will produce errors on the vast majority of DDR3, but all the other tests will be fine. I think MEMTEST even tells you about that. This is one of those tests the ECC snobs use to point out why you "need" to use server boards/CPUs and ECC RAM as nothing else will do :rolleyes:
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ES_Revenge wrote: First off how many DIMMs do you have in there now?

Secondly, don't buy new parts for a years-old machine if you don't have to. Buy used, could be cheaper. With RAM you're not really looking at something that wears out. Do a MEMTEST* after purchase and you're fine. If used prices are outta wack then you're kind of SOL though, sorry.

*Note that the row-hammer test or whatever will produce errors on the vast majority of DDR3, but all the other tests will be fine. I think MEMTEST even tells you about that. This is one of those tests the ECC snobs use to point out why you "need" to use server boards/CPUs and ECC RAM as nothing else will do :rolleyes:
4 DIMM Slots. I'll check for used.
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djemzine wrote: Correct
Yeah that's what I meant, not how many slots but how many populated. If you have four already yeah you are stuck buying all new DIMMs instead of just adding. On the plus side you can sell your old stuff and recoup some of the cost.
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ES_Revenge wrote: Yeah that's what I meant, not how many slots but how many populated. If you have four already yeah you are stuck buying all new DIMMs instead of just adding. On the plus side you can sell your old stuff and recoup some of the cost.
Exactly. Have to see who can buy these haha. No luck in finding used - both BST and Kijiji haha. Guess I am stuck to buying new then. Unfortunately I think 16GB has become old on my system. I notice the lag on my VMs and on my PC for the past few months.
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With 4 slots, you have the option of going from 16 to 24 to 32.

I'll have to check my parts bin for ram.
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djemzine wrote: Is there 32GB RAM that I can find for less than $200 before taxes?
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audit13 wrote: With 4 slots, you have the option of going from 16 to 24 to 32.

I'll have to check my parts bin for ram.
Thanks. Yup I have 4x4GB now. If I go the 32GB route, then 4x8GB.
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shabby wrote: Kijiji is your only hope.
Seems like it. So far nothing.
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Look out for combo deals too, people usually sell their cpu/mobo/ram together . At worst you end up with a backup board you got to sell...... might even end up with an upgrade to a i7 4790 or something to that degree.

As an aside, are you running an i7 3770 with your Z77 board?
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coilz wrote: Look out for combo deals too, people usually sell their cpu/mobo/ram together . At worst you end up with a backup board you got to sell...... might even end up with an upgrade to a i7 4790 or something to that degree.

As an aside, are you running an i7 3770 with your Z77 board?
Thanks for the tid bit :)

I am running an i5 2500K with the Z77 board.
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becareful, some motherboards dont like 8 gig ram sticks from ddr3 era. good place would be aliexpress!

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000032 ... hweb201603_

I just retired my i7 3770k, but is now a server, 16gigs ram, great mobo. and I'd kept 2 backboards just incase. and the system still runs soild.
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