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4 GB dual channel KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX VS 6 GB 1333 MHZ DDR3 RAM

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June 2, 2013 6:19:41 AM

Hi, i have a Kingston budget ram( 4 GB 1333 ) but now i bought KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX . My motherboard only supports 2 slots so which following setup will be maximizing performance. 6GB ddr3 of having one of the KHX ram and the budget ram slot or having dual KHX ram? I'm using AMD A6-3670K. Please help.
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June 2, 2013 6:33:04 AM

4GB 1600MHz is better every time than 6GB 1333MHz. ESPECIALLY on an AMD APU.
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June 2, 2013 6:37:24 AM

Thanks novuake. But do you think i should overclock it? And how?
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June 2, 2013 6:41:25 AM

First you need a decent aftermarket CPU cooler. What mobo do you have?
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June 2, 2013 6:48:50 AM

asrock a75- HVS
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June 2, 2013 6:49:36 AM

Do i need cpu cooler to overclock ram?
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June 2, 2013 7:04:11 AM

akkiz said:
Do i need cpu cooler to overclock ram?


No you do not. Sorry, assumed you meant CPU OC. Don't overclock RAM, its just not worth it.
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June 3, 2013 10:18:43 PM

:welcome: 
akkiz said:
Hi, i have a Kingston budget ram( 4 GB 1333 ) but now i bought KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX . My motherboard only supports 2 slots so which following setup will be maximizing performance. 6GB ddr3 of having one of the KHX ram and the budget ram slot or having dual KHX ram? I'm using AMD A6-3670K. Please help.


Well, more memory is always better which is quite obvious. I do not agree with what was mentioned in one of the post (check below)
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4GB 1600MHz is better every time than 6GB 1333MHz.


6GB 1333MHz is better when you compare the latency and the memory size(Generally, lower clock speeds have lower CAS latency [CL]) than 4GB DDR3 1600MHz. But I wouldn't mix them both to get the most, if you do so then you are downclocking the 1600MHz memory to 1333MHz in other words you are limiting its potential. But considering that you have a AMD processor it is wise to go with the highest speed possible, so my suggestion will be to go with 4GB 1600MHz or 8GB 1600MHz.

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Good luck!!
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June 4, 2013 10:01:49 AM

Thank you legohouse, i think i will go with 6GB ram as i'm doing a lot of VFX.
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June 4, 2013 11:52:47 AM

Legohouse said:
:welcome: 
akkiz said:
Hi, i have a Kingston budget ram( 4 GB 1333 ) but now i bought KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX . My motherboard only supports 2 slots so which following setup will be maximizing performance. 6GB ddr3 of having one of the KHX ram and the budget ram slot or having dual KHX ram? I'm using AMD A6-3670K. Please help.


Well, more memory is always better which is quite obvious. I do not agree with what was mentioned in one of the post (check below)
Quote:
4GB 1600MHz is better every time than 6GB 1333MHz.


6GB 1333MHz is better when you compare the latency and the memory size(Generally, lower clock speeds have lower CAS latency [CL]) than 4GB DDR3 1600MHz. But I wouldn't mix them both to get the most, if you do so then you are downclocking the 1600MHz memory to 1333MHz in other words you are limiting its potential. But considering that you have a AMD processor it is wise to go with the highest speed possible, so my suggestion will be to go with 4GB 1600MHz or 8GB 1600MHz.

If you need memory check this website, click here!!

Good luck!!



An APUs integrated graphics improves 20% with each step-up above 1333. So Yeah.
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