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Patriot 1333 4GB (10666) or Patriot 1600 8gb (12800?

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August 11, 2011 8:19:41 PM

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.
August 11, 2011 8:36:10 PM

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.
August 11, 2011 8:42:16 PM

Right on, that's basically what I wanted to hear. I've had luck with Corsair in the parts (Like 5-6 II days).

I think the RAM i performance at Best Buy was their absolute value RAM, because it was like like $54, and that was nearly two years ago.
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August 11, 2011 9:19:06 PM

Yeah most likey. Best Buy is happy to sell bargain computer parts at premium price. Kills me that they still sell the 5770 at MSRP.
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August 11, 2011 9:42:07 PM

masseybe84 said:
You'll see maybe a 5% performance increase in memory i/o going from 1333 Cas 9 to 1600 Cas 8. $25 bucks for an 8 gig kit is a steal.

In an Intel system, that will translate into a barely noticeable (if you are lucky) increase in overall system performance.

AMD system? Can't say for sure.