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Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB vs Corsair Vengeance 8GB - RAM

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July 16, 2013 12:14:08 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1333c9d...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1...

I'm not sure which of these i should get. The Corsair Vengeance looks like the better choice but I don't really plan on overclocking my RAM and, personally, the DDR3-1333 vs DDR3-1600 difference in performance seems practically non existent in gaming (which is mainly what I'm gonna do). What do you guys think, is it worth the extra 15 dollars for a bit of extra performance?

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July 16, 2013 1:38:01 PM

What CPU/mobo.....if it's an older AMD chances good it can't even run 1600
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July 16, 2013 1:53:10 PM

actually I'm building a new computer and i haven't decided on the motherboard/ CPU yet. But I'm gonna wait until the end of the year to buy the CPU because i hear the new AMD cpu's are coming out this winter.
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July 16, 2013 2:45:21 PM

If you don't know the platform you're after, don't buy memory in advance.

You don't know how many modules (dual/quad/etc) or what frequency (APUs maybe) is ideal...
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July 16, 2013 3:01:00 PM

but how can I know what's the ideal module/ frequency? I always thought that RAM was more plug'n play..
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July 16, 2013 3:09:40 PM

It depends on what you do and what platform, Intel CPUs will run about any freq of DRAM, though there are some limits here and there, AMD is much tougher, you basically need about a 965 3C or newer to run 1600, the upper end FX CPUs can run up to two sticks of 1866 and that's about it
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July 16, 2013 3:23:35 PM

But if I were to get, say, an FX 6300, or an FX 8350, or even one of the new CPU's they're suppose to launch this year, it should be able to run either the kingston blu or the corsair vengeance, right?
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a c 5048 } Memory
July 16, 2013 3:26:39 PM

Should yes
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July 16, 2013 3:28:39 PM

Yup!

1600c9 is pretty much a "standard" freq. in all today's platforms. But if you go for an AMD APU getting some 1866/2133 would be even better - cause they boost your igpu performance. If you go for an LGA2011, you sould get a four module kit, and so on.

So DO NOT buy memory, before settling for a platform.
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July 16, 2013 3:43:19 PM

caution_ said:
Yup!

1600c9 is pretty much a "standard" freq. in all today's platforms. But if you go for an AMD APU getting some 1866/2133 would be even better - cause they boost your igpu performance. If you go for an LGA2011, you sould get a four module kit, and so on.

So DO NOT buy memory, before settling for a platform.


Sorry, but when you say platform, do you mean either intel or AMD? Also is an APU when the GPU and CPU are together? I'm still a noob :S
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July 16, 2013 3:49:36 PM

I think that the consensus is that "platform" is mainly related to the socket used. So it's LGA1150 or FM2 or LGA2011 and so on.

Yup, the APU (Accelerated processing unit) is AMD's take on the cpu+gpu on a chip, and it's on socket FM2 nowadays. That platform benifits a lot from speedy RAM. All the other platforms are seeing relativly small gains from going to "exotic" ram frequencies.
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July 16, 2013 4:33:41 PM

thank you for your replies :) 
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