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October 25, 2013 6:14:50 PM

I want to upgrade my RAM to a name-brand company and I'm thinking about Corsair Dominator Platinum 16gb DDR3 1600 mhz. Will this help improve my pc speed?

current components:


Asus P9X79 LE (Intel X79 Chipset)

AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB gpu

Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz cpu

16GB DDR3 1333 RAM
(no name - currently installed)

CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W

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October 25, 2013 6:20:07 PM

haha no it would certainly do nothing to the performance UNLESS you overclock your CPU and then your RAM will be at a higher MHz that will cause heat issues and it to bust BUT to avoid it upgrade to the Corsair RAM, it looks so beast and when you overclock your CPU your new Corsair ram will run smooth and in no risk of burning and heat, so yes UPGRADE!!!
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October 25, 2013 6:31:39 PM

Sameer15557 said:
haha no it would certainly do nothing to the performance UNLESS you overclock your CPU and then your RAM will be at a higher MHz that will cause heat issues and it to bust BUT to avoid it upgrade to the Corsair RAM, it looks so beast and when you overclock your CPU your new Corsair ram will run smooth and in no risk of burning and heat, so yes UPGRADE!!!


Should i get RAM with higher MHz? 1866?
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October 25, 2013 6:32:35 PM

Are you having problems with your current ram? If you aren't don't upgrade, the 1600 MHz won't be a marked improvement, and you probably won't notice the difference. If you're dead set on buying ram, Corsair is a great brand, but I wouldn't recommend the Dominator Platinums. They are great, but if you aren't intending to overclock, there is no reason not to save yourself some money and go with the Vengeance series.
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October 25, 2013 6:43:33 PM

Yes it will help, would suggest either the GSkill Ripjaws Z 1866 in 4x4GB or the GSkill Snipers 1866/9
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October 25, 2013 6:48:20 PM

jamesanyoung said:
Sameer15557 said:
haha no it would certainly do nothing to the performance UNLESS you overclock your CPU and then your RAM will be at a higher MHz that will cause heat issues and it to bust BUT to avoid it upgrade to the Corsair RAM, it looks so beast and when you overclock your CPU your new Corsair ram will run smooth and in no risk of burning and heat, so yes UPGRADE!!!


Should i get RAM with higher MHz? 1866?


If you know how to overclock your CPU then no dont get that 1866MHz and get the Corsair Platinum, if you dont know how to overclock get the 1866MHz one but make sure your motherboard supports that much MHz which it does, your board is really good and I like it =) but the 1866Mhz might be more expensive so get the Corsair one and overclock it till you reach 1866MHz :D 
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October 25, 2013 6:53:54 PM

The Platinum doesn't OC that well, and yes the mobo supports 1866 and no you prob won't have to OC the CPU, though if you want to can OC either the Ripjaws Z or Snipers fairly easily to 2133
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October 25, 2013 6:58:34 PM

The Dominator series is specifically made for overclocking, Trade is right however, that you don't need to OC for 1866. That said, I'm a power user, and I traded my 1600 MHz ram for 2400 MHz, and while I'm sure that my computer runs faster as a result, I don't notice a change.

IMHO if your ram isn't dead or dying, don't replace it. You're more likely to cause problems, and chances are you won't notice it in your day to day use.
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