Upgrading my ram?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

That's what I have now. I was going to just buy another set but my Thermaltake Frio doesn't allow such things! So!

Next option is to get another set entirely. I was looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006072%20600006142&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR3%202133%20%28PC3%2017000%29

But I really don't know much about ram specs. Figured the higher rated G.Skill was a good start since my current ram is doing so well.

This is my motherboard!
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme6

Also running the i5 2500k @ 4.4ghz being cooled by Thermaltake Frio in the Silverstone FT02 case. So cooling isn't an issue!

Is the upgrade worthwhile? It'd be nice if I would see any type of improvement anywhere.
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  1. Unless you are using specialized applications you will see no improvement upgrading from 8 to 16 GB. Nothings going to actually use the extra ram, including games
  2. Thanks! But even the speed of the ram? Aside from the extra 8gb?
  3. ChrisUlrich said:
    Thanks! But even the speed of the ram? Aside from the extra 8gb?


    my phone is having some issue with that newegg link. But in general larger sticks have slower timings. And memory speeds above 1600MHz really only show a difference in benchmarks, although do tend to help integrated GPUs.

    Not an upgrade I'd make. I'd look at an SSD first and those are overrated anyway.
  4. ChrisUlrich said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    That's what I have now. I was going to just buy another set but my Thermaltake Frio doesn't allow such things! So!

    Next option is to get another set entirely. I was looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006072%20600006142&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR3%202133%20%28PC3%2017000%29

    But I really don't know much about ram specs. Figured the higher rated G.Skill was a good start since my current ram is doing so well.

    This is my motherboard!
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme6

    Also running the i5 2500k @ 4.4ghz being cooled by Thermaltake Frio in the Silverstone FT02 case. So cooling isn't an issue!

    Is the upgrade worthwhile? It'd be nice if I would see any type of improvement anywhere.



    if u aren't doing intense video editing the extra ram will be useless, and huge heat spreaders... they look good but add no extra cooling what-so-ever you'll be fine with what you have :D
  5. I actually own a 120gb Crucial C300 SSD. :-) My PC is pretty snappy. But i'm pretty power hungry when it comes to my PC. My i5 2500k @ 4.3ghz makes me wanna upgrade sometimes!

    Speaking of which... you think it's even worth it try and make it run at 4.6ghz? 300mhz make any difference, anywhere?
  6. unksol said:
    Unless you are using specialized applications you will see no improvement upgrading from 8 to 16 GB. Nothings going to actually use the extra ram, including games


    I agree, and only because I just went from 4GB to 16GB of RAM with NO IMPROVEMENT! I bought my RAM because I was told rendering and video editing you should "get as much RAM as you can afford!". Well, I installed the new RAM and my rendering times in Sony Vegas are EXACTLY the same, to the second. I never saw more than 2GB memory usage in task manager, but all the gurus online said that is not accurate and the computer uses a lot more........whatever, $120 wasted. :-(

    Paul
  7. Paul Anderegg said:
    I agree, and only because I just went from 4GB to 16GB of RAM with NO IMPROVEMENT! I bought my RAM because I was told rendering and video editing you should "get as much RAM as you can afford!". Well, I installed the new RAM and my rendering times in Sony Vegas are EXACTLY the same, to the second. I never saw more than 2GB memory usage in task manager, but all the gurus online said that is not accurate and the computer uses a lot more........whatever, $120 wasted. :-(

    Paul



    I hope you are using both 64bit aplication and a 64bit OS....
  8. That is correct, I wouldn't have it any other way....I also use IE9 64 bit :-)

    Paul
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