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May 10, 2014 4:31:35 AM


Hey I've been thinking about upgrading my computer:

Current Setup

CPU: AMD FX-8320

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

Motherboard: M5A99FX PRO

GPU: Sapphire 7970

When I'm playing anything taxing my memory usage spikes, and I notice a real dip in performance.

So I'm considering purchasing: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

My question is: is the ^ decent? Speed seems good. That's all I really know to look out for in RAM.

Is anything much better on this list ($250 is limit): http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...

Thanks for any advice

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May 10, 2014 4:34:24 AM

That's massive overkill, and won't help at all in games unless you keep like 20 internet tabs open at the same time as the game.
The FX-8320 doesn't even support RAM that fast, so it would clock the RAM down.

No single game should really be touching 8GB yet, actually.
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May 10, 2014 4:41:38 AM

Looking for ram and to care only about speed is the worst thing that can be.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I recommend these it is CL9 at 1866Mhz and it is cheaper also it has cool LED's
when you are looking for ram look at the voltage, CL latency (the lower the better), timings and then the speed
I wouldnt recommend 2133Mhz if money is important to you because 1866Mhz vs 2133MHz diffrence is minimal.
Take these crucial it is good memory running at 1866Mhz and has CL9
here take a look at this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWgzA2C61z4
High speed ram makes a little diffrence because when the frequency increases also increases the CL latency and the timings and high speed ram then makes a minimal diffrence. high speed ram is only for benchmarks not so in the real-world
Sorry for bad english :D 
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May 10, 2014 4:57:52 AM

Check if your PC detects the full 8GB of RAM. Also update all drivers
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May 10, 2014 5:35:52 AM

qwertyDS said:
Looking for ram and to care only about speed is the worst thing that can be.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I recommend these it is CL9 at 1866Mhz and it is cheaper also it has cool LED's
when you are looking for ram look at the voltage, CL latency (the lower the better), timings and then the speed
I wouldnt recommend 2133Mhz if money is important to you because 1866Mhz vs 2133MHz diffrence is minimal.
Take these crucial it is good memory running at 1866Mhz and has CL9
here take a look at this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWgzA2C61z4
High speed ram makes a little diffrence because when the frequency increases also increases the CL latency and the timings and high speed ram then makes a minimal diffrence. high speed ram is only for benchmarks not so in the real-world
Sorry for bad english :D 


Thanks. I'll have to look into your suggestion. Unfortunately it is out of stock for Australians.
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