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G SKILL 1333MHZ VS. 1600MHZ

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October 6, 2010 2:03:19 PM

WILL THERE BE A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE BETWEEN G SKILL 1333MHZ CL9 AND G SKILL 1600MHZ CL9 MEMORY. I ORDERED THE 1333MHZ BY MISTAKE. JUST WONDERING IF IT IS WORTH THE TROUBLE TO SEND IT BACK AND GET THE 1600MHZ VERSION.

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October 6, 2010 2:51:39 PM

Here is the System:

CASE: COOLERMASTER CM 690 II ADVANCED
MOTHERBOARD: EVGA P55 SLI
CPU: INTEL I5 750 W/ STOCK FAN
MEMORY: 4GB OF G SKILL DDR3 1333MHZ
HARD DRIVE: 1TB SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3
GPU: EVGA GEFORCE GTS 450 SUPERCLOCKED
PSU: COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO 600W
CD/DVD: SAMSUNG CD/DVD BURNER
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October 6, 2010 3:11:49 PM

Hi.

Go to the BIOS and change the specs of the RAM to 7-7-7-21-2T @ 1.65V and test the rig for stability. If the rig is stable keep the 1333 those specs if not return to default.

The difference isn't big and maybe u will only see it in benchmarks test.
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October 6, 2010 3:43:32 PM

Is there any advantage to using a slower clocked ram. pwr saving, better timing, overclocking, ect....
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October 6, 2010 3:52:20 PM

Question was "...is it worth sending back...1333 v 1600" and the answer is IF you are going to OC the CPU 20%+ and/or game then YES - otherwise NO. 1600 will add another 2-5+ FPS and an OC system performs better with 1600 MHz RAM.

It is that simple. Personally, even my non-gaming PCs are used for large computations that sometimes last 2-4+ hours and 1600 MHz RAM cuts-off 15-20 minutes, and my Gaming PCs 2-5+ FPS is a large increase.

However, if you're just doing email, documents, light gaming then clearly don't spend the money.

OC 1333 RAM can certainly help but keep in mind there are risks of errors/BSOD/loss data, etc.
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October 7, 2010 6:16:24 PM

Best answer selected by CJP3212006.
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