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Is it worth getting more RAM

I have 16GB Transcend 1333MHz RAM is it worth getting a Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866 Mhz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10R-Vengeance-Performance-Desktop/dp/B007QY87MG/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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  1. Not really, you won't see to much improvement in performance; if you do get 1600 mhz.
  2. No. Unless you are a lot of benchmarks, no. You won't be able to tell the difference between the two in games or in everyday use.
  3. unless you are specifically doing something that can use that ram, it would go completely unused.
  4. What processor/platform are you running? AMD processors have been shown to benefit a little bit from faster ram.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-ddr3-overclocking,3209-13.html

    If you do plan on overclocking, you should get the 1866 chips (get 2x8gb, not 1 16gb, you want to make use of the dual-channel bandwidth after all, you should replace the ram you have if you do upgrade, because 16gb is more than enough).
  5. beshonk said:
    What processor/platform are you running? AMD processors have been shown to benefit a little bit from faster ram.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-ddr3-overclocking,3209-13.html

    If you do plan on overclocking, you should get the 1866 chips (get 2x8gb, not 1 16gb, you want to make use of the dual-channel bandwidth after all, you should replace the ram you have if you do upgrade, because 16gb is more than enough).


    -EVGA GeForce GTX 770
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-770-sc-acx-28nm-pcie-30-7010mhz-gddr5-gpu-1111mhz-boost-1163mhz-cores-1536-dport-hdmi-d

    -AMD FX8350

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX8350-Edition-Processor-4-2GHz/dp/B009O7YUF6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    -Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabertooth-990FX-R2-0-Motherboard-Multi-GPU/dp/B008RPYAS8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1388266827&sr=1-1&keywords=Sabertooth+990fx

    -EVGA 1000W SuperNOVA 1000 (I getting such a big PSU to get another GTX 770)

    http://www.dabs.com/products/evga-1000w-supernova-1000-g2-atx-80-plus-gold-psu-8W9N.html?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=AW00&awc=3044_1388961408_600228ff1101daa25c8419c1bbc59392
  6. Best answer
    1600/9 is considered entry level, with your CPU can run 1866 in a 2x8GB config, the extra bandwith would be especially nice for everyday computing and better yet for video, imaging, VMs, CAD, etc anything memory centric, and might add a few FPS in gaming
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