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August 26, 2013 4:38:42 PM

I want to upgrade my RAM to the a bigger capacity. I was thinking about bumping up the MHz of the RAM but I don't think that matters right now when it comes to good increases in speed. So in other words is sticking with G Skill, but the 8GB stick okay? Also can I mix the 4GB with the 8GB to get higher ram capacity? and without losing ram performance? To clarify I'm going to eventually upgrade to 32GBs of RAM but if I can mix the two varied sizes of ram sticks then right now I'll settled for 24GBs of RAM (which I know is plenty enough, but the more the merrier for me).

Here is the RAM I'm looking at:
http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-240-Pin-Desktop-F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL/dp/B006T0CHLA/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1377560146&sr=1-2&keywords=G+Skill

BAM, computer specs:
Asus M5A97 R2.0
AMD FX(tm) 8320 (was suppose to be a 8350 is there a difference?)
2x 4GB G Skill DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz RAM
AMD Radeon 7850
:(  WD 5400 RPM HDD (Soon to be SSD :D  Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB)
:(  Allied 500W PSU (Soon to be a CM 750W PSU :D )

I high appreciate any and all responds to this post.
Chiisu

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August 26, 2013 4:42:16 PM

Why do you need so much RAM??? No performance gain in most cases to be had, you would be better of getting a better GPU instead.
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August 26, 2013 4:49:30 PM

with your AMD a good boost in ram speed would be great. there is no reason you cannot hit at least 1866. my 1600MHz hit 2100 but i backed it down to 1950 or so.

I also would not mix and match ram. i would just get 2 more of the same sticks you have.

there are also better power supplies at the same price
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August 26, 2013 4:50:07 PM

I cant see why you cant use a 4 gig and 8 gig stick but I havent done that for years way back in the days of the old ram its best to run in pairs of equal amounts like 2x4 2x8 2x16 ect. In the older days if you was running say 200 mhz and you stuck a stick of ram that was 233 it would revert to 200 periosd at least what I can remember.. Hope this helps.
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August 26, 2013 4:52:21 PM

Novuake said:
Why do you need so much RAM??? No performance gain in most cases to be had, you would be better of getting a better GPU instead.


I use programs like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Action!(Screen recorder), etc. A lot. Usually having multiple programs open at once. But that being said if I don't need more ram or can just go with 16GBs I will. I do want to upgrade my GPU, but I know I'll have to upgrade my PSU as well because I'm about to put an 1x SSD, 2x 1TB Black HDD, Corsair water cooler, and a CM 750W PSU.

Maybe you can suggest a GPU to upgrade to?

Thanks for speedy reply,
Chiisu
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August 26, 2013 4:53:08 PM

Also For what I do I cant see a big gain in ram from 8 gig to 16 gig I cant imagine 32 gig for me right now I dont think any of my amd rigs would use it all.. I am running all my systems at 1866 with Gskill ram rated at 1866
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August 26, 2013 4:54:36 PM

fkr said:
with your AMD a good boost in ram speed would be great. there is no reason you cannot hit at least 1866. my 1600MHz hit 2100 but i backed it down to 1950 or so.

I also would not mix and match ram. i would just get 2 more of the same sticks you have.

there are also better power supplies at the same price


You mean OC?

Thanks for fast reply,
Chiisu
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August 26, 2013 4:56:53 PM

johnnyb105 said:
Also For what I do I cant see a big gain in ram from 8 gig to 16 gig I cant imagine 32 gig for me right now I dont think any of my amd rigs would use it all.. I am running all my systems at 1866 with Gskill ram rated at 1866


So I won't mix and match. :) 

Hmm, is jumping from 1600MHz to 1866Mhz that big of a jump?
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August 26, 2013 5:04:46 PM

I didnt see alot only when I used the apu chips did it make my system faster they like really faster ram then some of the other chips do sure there will be some advantage but not alot going from 1600 to 1866 now you go from 1600 to 2133 you would see a bit more.
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August 26, 2013 5:05:48 PM

Let me put it to you this way if you can get 1866 mem with good timeings for about the same price of 1600 then go for it if not save some money.
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August 26, 2013 5:47:29 PM

So I decided to upgrade to 16GBs of RAM right now. I will add two more of the same sticks to my system, and focus on upgrading my GPU and PSU. Thanks to everyone for their help on this matter.
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August 26, 2013 6:42:44 PM

Chiisu said:
So I decided to upgrade to 16GBs of RAM right now. I will add two more of the same sticks to my system, and focus on upgrading my GPU and PSU. Thanks to everyone for their help on this matter.

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While it's never a good idea to mix packages of DRAM, it can be problematic....always best for a single set, that way they are all tested to work together, at least you din't try to mix in a 8 GB stick....if any problems (and very well may be) give me a shout, have been helping folks that do this for years over at the GSkill forums
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August 26, 2013 7:13:53 PM

overclock, overclock overclock.

but don't ask me ask tradesman
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