I currently have 4GB of the 1333 Patriot Sector5 Viper II, but a friend will sell me his 8-gig kit for $25. Seems like an offer I can' t refuse, but does anyone info on the 1600 Patriot Sector 5 Viper II series? Like, does it have some extremely high latency or something?
I went to Best Buy last year and got an 8gb kit of some Corsair. Ran at 9-9-9-24. The stuff was garbage, even being a whole 4gb more of space, the stuff was just straight garbage. The specs on the 1600 Patriot stuff my friend is selling me is 8-8-8-24, so that's sort of a toss-up for me? Anyone have any suggestions? I wanna up my RAM without losing performance.
Ram is Ram. If it's compatible with your MB it's going to run the same speed at the same latency/timings. As far as Corsair's brand of ram they are good quality you might have just gotten a bad stick. Obviously the heat spreaders aren't going to be an issue since you have the 4 gig set. You'll see maybe a 5% performance increase going from 1333 Cas 9 to 1600 Cas 8. $25 bucks for an 8 gig kit is a steal.