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Is it worth buying more expensive RAM?

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November 19, 2013 11:36:56 PM

I currently have 2x2gb of ram and I'm looking to go to 8gb total.

I've seen 2x4gb sets ranging in price from around $40 to over $100.

I'm running a AMD FX-6300 and a GTX 650 Ti.

Is it worth going for the more expensive 8gb ram, or would it be similarly effective to buy the cheaper 8gb ram?
November 19, 2013 11:41:58 PM

all depends on budget mate an if your going to oc your cpu an memory if not then stick with stuff that not to cheap an has tight timings not value ram with rubbish reviews an lose timings

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November 19, 2013 11:45:32 PM
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You will find that just going from 4GB to 8GB to be a huge improvement, regardless of the speed.

If you are looking for the maximum performance from your system, then you might find it worth it. But that is really up to you.

Depending on the application, the difference may only be a handfull of FPS more for a game, or it it could make a huge difference in memory intensive apps, or it could make no difference at all in software that is CPU bound.
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November 19, 2013 11:56:26 PM

Honestly, for your current system specs, just go for a 2x4gb ram kit that's in the $50-70 range. You don't need anything fancy, just 1600mhz and buy a kit that's been well reviewed (like on newegg).
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November 20, 2013 1:05:35 AM

fudoka711 said:
Honestly, for your current system specs, just go for a 2x4gb ram kit that's in the $50-70 range. You don't need anything fancy, just 1600mhz and buy a kit that's been well reviewed (like on newegg).


Agree get a mid range price kit with good reviews and you should be good to go. Not to low in price and not to high that will do you just fine.

Not to low so you get a kit that will work with out error's but not to high that it breaks the bank.
November 20, 2013 1:50:17 AM

8gb is most recommended for maximum memory for today's gaming yet.
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