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I have 8gb's of ram but i think it's only 800ghz by buying corsairs 8gb 1600ghz ram will it make a huge difference to my pc

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August 22, 2013 7:40:06 AM

The corsair ram has a 10 year warranty which is another reason why im thinking of converting to corsair ram
August 22, 2013 7:44:19 AM

If you have "800mhz" ram right now, that would likely be DDR2. The Cosair DDR3 1600 ram you are talking about would be faster, but your motherboard likely would only support DDR2 RAM, not DDR3.
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August 22, 2013 7:46:21 AM

Is it ddr2 or ddr3 RAM? There is now 1600MHz ram for ddr2. If it's ddr3, don't get confused by tools like cpu-z. It shows the real 800MHz clock. 1600Mhz is only made from "double data rate" (2*800) by marketing people.
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August 22, 2013 7:53:49 AM

icemunk said:
If you have "800mhz" ram right now, that would likely be DDR2. The Cosair DDR3 1600 ram you are talking about would be faster, but your motherboard likely would only support DDR2 RAM, not DDR3.


my ram is definitely ddr3 i think im getting mixed up with mhz and ghz i think im looking at the wrong thing
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August 22, 2013 7:57:18 AM

If looking at CPU-Z or similar and it shows 800 - that's the TRUE freq, but this is DDR (DOUBLE data rate) so take TRUE freq of 800 times 2 to get effective rate - here you have 1600
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August 22, 2013 8:11:41 AM

As Tradesman pointed out, you are likely already running at 1600mhz.
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