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June 16, 2013 12:35:19 PM

I am looking at getting the Kingston HyperX Predator memory. I know you get good results at 1600Mhz and with overlocking you can get up to 2133/2666Mhz. But being that this memory is more expensive, would i get better results buying something else? I'm just looking for ideas.

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June 16, 2013 2:17:28 PM

What set, I ask because if talking about their native 1600 sets, believe they are all CL9 and there are other sets that are better, performance wise (low at 1600 sets with CL8 or even better CL7. And if it is these sets, realistically at 2133 you'd have to raise the CL to 11 or so, and can buy better performing sets, i.e. there are 2133/CL9 sets.....Most of the Predators run a fairly stock CL and many start at a high voltage (1.65)
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June 16, 2013 2:23:20 PM

Tradesman1 said:
What set, I ask because if talking about their native 1600 sets, believe they are all CL9 and there are other sets that are better, performance wise (low at 1600 sets with CL8 or even better CL7. And if it is these sets, realistically at 2133 you'd have to raise the CL to 11 or so, and can buy better performing sets, i.e. there are 2133/CL9 sets.....Most of the Predators run a fairly stock CL and many start at a high voltage (1.65)


Hmm haha you sorta have me lost at these CL7/8/9. I'm new to this, being this is my first time building a computer. Still trying to learn everything slowly. What would you recommend memory wise for a gaming rig? Cause i do browse and download a lot. And I'd like to keep my computer from running slow best i can.

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June 16, 2013 2:40:27 PM

Brief primer, with DRAM many will either tell you you want just high frequency DRAM or they will tell you you need low latency (CL) DRAM when in reality, for best performance it takes a combination of the 2. A low CL of say 7 would sound really good but if the sticks are 1333 you don't get much bandwidth on the other hand a set of 2133 sounds impressive but if it has a high CL of 11 or 12 that's not so good. For performance above the 'norm' I use a step method look at sticks with the below freq/CL specs

1600/7 1866/8 2133/9 2400/10

actual performance goes up a little with each step, however if you go to a set that is 1866/9 then that is sort of a step backwards, or if you go to a set of 1866/8 that's a step forwards...

As to your individual needs, do you have a mobo CPU combo in mind, or even just a CPU, plus if any more info can be added to what you'll do with the rig
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June 16, 2013 2:55:20 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Brief primer, with DRAM many will either tell you you want just high frequency DRAM or they will tell you you need low latency (CL) DRAM when in reality, for best performance it takes a combination of the 2. A low CL of say 7 would sound really good but if the sticks are 1333 you don't get much bandwidth on the other hand a set of 2133 sounds impressive but if it has a high CL of 11 or 12 that's not so good. For performance above the 'norm' I use a step method look at sticks with the below freq/CL specs

Ah alright i understand now. So I'm wanting a high DRAM and a low CL for best performance. Thanks for the info, I'll jot it down.
1600/7 1866/8 2133/9 2400/10

actual performance goes up a little with each step, however if you go to a set that is 1866/9 then that is sort of a step backwards, or if you go to a set of 1866/8 that's a step forwards...

As to your individual needs, do you have a mobo CPU combo in mind, or even just a CPU, plus if any more info can be added to what you'll do with the rig


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June 16, 2013 3:06:05 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Brief primer, with DRAM many will either tell you you want just high frequency DRAM or they will tell you you need low latency (CL) DRAM when in reality, for best performance it takes a combination of the 2. A low CL of say 7 would sound really good but if the sticks are 1333 you don't get much bandwidth on the other hand a set of 2133 sounds impressive but if it has a high CL of 11 or 12 that's not so good. For performance above the 'norm' I use a step method look at sticks with the below freq/CL specs

1600/7 1866/8 2133/9 2400/10

actual performance goes up a little with each step, however if you go to a set that is 1866/9 then that is sort of a step backwards, or if you go to a set of 1866/8 that's a step forwards...

As to your individual needs, do you have a mobo CPU combo in mind, or even just a CPU, plus if any more info can be added to what you'll do with the rig


Quick reply, i overlooked this. The CPU I chose is gonna be Intels Haswell i7-4770k

Looking at memory now n all. So far: Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, GSkill, Mushkin- not entirely sure which ones to choose but I'm checking the DRAM and CL as you said. Can see how the higher up they go the CL increases to like 11 n such which is annoying.

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June 16, 2013 5:43:51 PM

Then the chart I prepared is a good example, Intel handles DRAM much better than does AMD and with the 4770K, the Skies the limit. The 4770K can handle up to 3000 sticks, for most people I think the 2133/2400 is plenty sufficient the amount is also something to think ablut...I'd suggest the GSkill Tridents, they are my favorite model of sticks, high performance, OCing room and Underclock better than most also
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