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Is this RAM worth the extra 8 euros in your opinion?

For your taste and budget,

is this memory:

http://www.e-shop.gr/product?id=PER.550406

worth the extra 8 euros

over this one:

http://www.e-shop.gr/product?id=PER.550404

cheers
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  1. Best answer
    I'd spend the extra 8 euros, the 2400 offers much wider bandwidth, and is at 1.6 vs the 1866 at 1.65
  2. What are you needing it for? If it's for gaming, you won't notice a difference between 1333Mhz and 2400Mhz. There are only a select few programs where you will notice it.

    Also, can your CPU handle it? Each CPU limits the speed of RAM. For example the FX series is capped at 1866Mhz for dual channel.
  3. may I ask how voltage affects a RAM?
    For the same performance* is lower or higher voltage preferable?

    *performance as measured on this table: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell/10
  4. gumbykid said:
    What are you needing it for? If it's for gaming, you won't notice a difference between 1333Mhz and 2400Mhz. There are only a select few programs where you will notice it.

    Also, can your CPU handle it? Each CPU limits the speed of RAM. For example the FX series is capped at 1866Mhz for dual channel.


    Gaming. (bear in mind the cheapest DDR3 combo in my country is at 67 euros while the 1866 kingston is at around 71). The most demanding situation will probably running Football Manager on an extremely large database or standing in the middle of Orgrimmar in World of Warcraft.

    The CPU is going to be a haswell i5, which I think can handle it.
  5. Your CPU should be able to handle 2400Mhz. Keep in mind you will notice very little to no difference in games. The jump in FPS difference is between 1600 and 1866 on newer games. You may get one or two more FPS with 2400.

    If you're willing to spend the extra money, you could get the faster RAM for bragging rights, but in terms of real life performance it will be negligible.


  6. The i5 can handle it if it's a K model, with a non-K be better off with 1866 (and maybe 2133)....for strictly gaming, you'll see little gain, where you will see things speeding up would be like your data base work, imaging, video, VMs, GIS, CAD, and other memory centric apps or working w/ large data sets
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