Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Another Confused About Which RAM to Get

Tags:
Last response: in Memory
Share
November 9, 2013 6:45:58 PM

I understand that RAM must meet minimum requirements of my motherboard in respect to speed, voltage, chip size. It should be qualified by board's manufacturer.
The application TYPES I will run will impact the requirement too. I plan on Creating & Converting Format of Videos
I plan to over clock the PC. My experience is that I will see good improvement from over clocking the CPU.

I have read that: If price is not a big concern I should buy fastest, lowest CL, and lowest voltage. But I am somewhat price sensitive. I feel that I don't want to spend more than $160 USD for 2 x 8GB. I would be very happy if I only need to spend $130. I have looked at G.Skill Ripjaws

I believe that CL 9 is appropriate for my price range. CL 8 will be too much more. The "recommended" RAM speed for my motherboard is 1600. I read that good 1600 RAM will overclock to 1866 or more.

Should I spend more to buy 1866 or even 2133 RAM ?
How fast should I go to SEE a difference in use and still spend less than $160 ?

A little background info"
i7-14770K, GA-Z87X-UD5H, greatest load will be CREATING video and converting video formats. I will be running Win 7 and a Hackintosh [Macintosh on a PC]. The hackintosh will be about 75% of use. For my 3.5 GHz normal CPU, I have read that I should get to 4.6GHz stable with proper cooling.

More about : confused ram

November 9, 2013 6:56:18 PM

Ok, so in your case, Cas Latency is actually not that big of a deal. If you were more of a gamer i'd worry about it more, but for video editing and rendering you want a higher speed more than a lower CL.

Here is a stelar set that has the best of both worlds. Its 2133 Mhz and CL 9. And it all is for $155 but if you buy it in the next few days youll get 15% off which makes is a very good deal (at $130)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 2179 } Memory
November 9, 2013 8:11:16 PM

The suggestion of the RJ X set is very good, but just for info purposes - CL plays in far more in video editing than in gaming - in gaming the DRAM is basically just a conduit for the info to flow from CPU to GPU, in video the info is processed in the DRAM so the faster the DRAM the better and more importantly the faster the DRAM processes actions the better which is what the CL dictates - how long it takes to process an action - so what you really look for is the highest freq with the lowest CL - for performance DRAM look to the following combos (or better)

1600/7 1866/8 2133/9 2400/10 2666/11
Share
Related resources
November 9, 2013 8:15:21 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The suggestion of the RJ X set is very good, but just for info purposes - CL plays in far more in video editing than in gaming - in gaming the DRAM is basically just a conduit for the info to flow from CPU to GPU, in video the info is processed in the DRAM so the faster the DRAM the better and more importantly the faster the DRAM processes actions the better which is what the CL dictates - how long it takes to process an action - so what you really look for is the highest freq with the lowest CL - for performance DRAM look to the following combos (or better)

1600/7 1866/8 2133/9 2400/10 2666/11


I didn't know that. It definitely does make sense though.
m
0
l
a c 2179 } Memory
November 9, 2013 8:41:22 PM

No worries :)  DRAM's probably the most misunderstood component in a rig :) 
m
0
l
January 3, 2014 5:21:49 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The suggestion of the RJ X set is very good, but just for info purposes - CL plays in far more in video editing than in gaming - in gaming the DRAM is basically just a conduit for the info to flow from CPU to GPU, in video the info is processed in the DRAM so the faster the DRAM the better and more importantly the faster the DRAM processes actions the better which is what the CL dictates - how long it takes to process an action - so what you really look for is the highest freq with the lowest CL - for performance DRAM look to the following combos (or better)

1600/7 1866/8 2133/9 2400/10 2666/11


m
0
l
January 3, 2014 5:22:38 PM

To All Replies- Thanks. I learned a lot. I did order faster RAM.
m
0
l
a c 2179 } Memory
January 3, 2014 5:42:56 PM

Let us know how you like 'em ;) 
m
0
l
!