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How does ram memory work? DDR3 speeds ect

DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000)
DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)
DDR3 2600 (PC3 20800)
DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300)
DDR3 2800 (PC3 22400)

what is fast what is slow? what is newer?
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  1. technical stuff bout DDR ram http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/167

    2800MHz is technically the newest, but it yields about a 2% difference over somthing like DDR3 1333MHz, and at a massive price increase, so going for high frequency ram is not really smart
  2. so DDR3 1333 is faster than 1600? if i get 16gbs at 1333 would it matter compared to 16gb at 1600?
  3. You'd get identical performance, just get whatever is cheaper!

    There is no real world difference between 1333mhz and whatever else they have higher.
  4. depending on what you plan to do 16GB+ may be better than 4 or 8

    if you plan to build a gaming machine i would recommend getting 8GB (2x4GB)
  5. only 8gb? why not 16? im gonna be running a 2500k OC 2 560tis
    what ram should i buy from who? gskill kingston?
    and debating on
    for after market
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  6. Best answer
    Whatever is cheaper, most games don't take up more than 4gb of ram because they are 32bit programs. Are you only gaming?
  7. yeah i am gaming
  8. So 8gb of ram is fine.
  9. ok what intel overcooler do you recommend?
  10. Hm...?
  11. opps after marker cooler*
  12. Stay on topic....

    You didn't give any info either.
  13. ok sorry ill make a new post and i have two links way up there
  14. Best answer selected by jaylopez508.
  15. amuffin said:
    Stay on topic....

    You didn't give any info either.


    wow its his own thread he can do what he wants
  16. Id buy CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ...

    FOR THE BING! also it don't matter for Gaming GO FOR BING! haha

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145296

    ill be honest i got Four just for the look of it....but it is very Stable and Solid .

    anyways good luck
  17. i'd smack your mom
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