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Can you guys help me decide on which speed memory I need for a Haswell i5-4670K?

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September 16, 2013 5:31:47 PM

I am not sure what I should get, DD3 1600, 1866 or 2133. It has been a long time since I have built a new PC and done any overclocking. Would I need to do any overclocking for 1866 or 2133 and if so would I need to oc the CPU or increase voltages on the memory?

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Chris
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September 16, 2013 5:35:33 PM

With 4670K prob won't need to do anything but enable XMP and select profile 1 for up to 2133 - as far as what you need - depends on what you do with your rig, if simply gaming, I'd say 1866, (8GB) if you do multi-tasking (numerous windows/tabs, do any imaging, video, CAD, VMs, etc then gor 2133 or better and maybe even think towards 16GB
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September 16, 2013 5:39:25 PM

I am pretty much gaming so 1866 then and I just need to enable XMP in the BIOS?
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September 16, 2013 5:56:47 PM

Yep, should be no problem, if you haven't decided on a model yet, might look to the GSkill Tridents and Snipers, have worked with a lot of sets on Haswell and had the best luck with these models
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September 16, 2013 6:05:32 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yep, should be no problem, if you haven't decided on a model yet, might look to the GSkill Tridents and Snipers, have worked with a lot of sets on Haswell and had the best luck with these models


I was looking at the Ripjaws X series, are the others better?
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September 16, 2013 6:09:55 PM

The RJ Xs are great sticks also, they run fine with the Haswells....I stuck a few sets in my Hero when I was playing, no problems what so ever
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October 15, 2013 7:07:11 AM

i tested some of corsairs vengeance sticks for a seller for them to put up
Metro last light - Very High, SSAA 4x
2400 CAS 11 - 32,7 FPS
1866 CAS 9 - 32,8 FPS
1600 CAS 8 - 32,8 FPS
1600 CAS 9 - 32,4 FPS
1333 CAS 9 -32,3 FPS
so you can see that there isnt much that you can see with the nacked eye
i would recomend a 1866 CAS9 or 1600 CAS8 corsair sticks or any other good ones like the G.SKILL , Intel wont utilize effectively speeds above 1866
or 1600 unlike AMD so i say get those who are cheaper but stick to good brands dont go GEIL MEMORY because they aren't that great as some might say
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