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4gb 1600 mhz or 8gb 1333 mhz @ same price?

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September 25, 2011 3:07:12 PM

i was planning to buy ram i m confused...I can get 8 gb ram 1333 mhz (2x4gb) for Rs.2000 (not a well known brand) and g skill sniper 4gb (1 x 4gb) for rs.1850 1600 mhz which one to choose.I mainly use my pc for gaming and i have both 32 bit ad 64 bit OS.Currently using 32 bit.
September 25, 2011 3:21:08 PM

just drop the 50 bucks and get 8gb of 1600... what motherboard do you have? post some specs
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September 25, 2011 3:23:04 PM

Well 32-bit is limited to 4GB (3.0GB~3.5GB usable), next 8GB, 64-bit required, is perfectly fine for Gaming, next NEVER get individual stick(s) for pseudo sets. DDR3-1333 'can' be purchased individually, but it's nothing I'd do for a Gaming rig.

Note Windows Memory Limits -> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx

Sure RDIMM, Server ECC, can be added that way -- I have a box of ALL the same RAM in that rare example.

The Frequency depends on the platform, on SB and most any I can think of DDR3-1600 provides faster FPS over DDR3-1333. If you have an AMD then you'll need a 4-core to use much less gain from faster RAM.

Q - What EXACT RAM? ; provide links
Q - What CPU?
Q - What MOBO?
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September 25, 2011 7:07:21 PM

me having amd phenom x4 955 processor and giagbyte 880g-e41 mobo and sapphire 5750 GPU
September 25, 2011 7:08:36 PM

jaquith said:
Well 32-bit is limited to 4GB (3.0GB~3.5GB usable), next 8GB, 64-bit required, is perfectly fine for Gaming, next NEVER get individual stick(s) for pseudo sets. DDR3-1333 'can' be purchased individually, but it's nothing I'd do for a Gaming rig.

Note Windows Memory Limits -> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx

Sure RDIMM, Server ECC, can be added that way -- I have a box of ALL the same RAM in that rare example.

The Frequency depends on the platform, on SB and most any I can think of DDR3-1600 provides faster FPS over DDR3-1333. If you have an AMD then you'll need a 4-core to use much less gain from faster RAM.

Q - What EXACT RAM? ; provide links
Q - What CPU?
Q - What MOBO?

i wanna buy 4gb single stick cause i can increase my ram to 8gb in future
September 25, 2011 7:10:18 PM

pcenvy88 said:
just drop the 50 bucks and get 8gb of 1600... what motherboard do you have? post some specs

specs are posted below
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September 25, 2011 7:52:31 PM

A single DIMM runs in single channel mode which is a little slower. Also note that adding another of the same DIMM later is NOT guaranteed to work and often will not with DDR3. It's always best to buy ONE matched, tested RAM Kit for your specific brand CPU to be sure it will function without issues. No name RAM can be an issue and may not carry a Lifetime Warranty.
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September 25, 2011 8:57:10 PM

Again, never get 1x__GB DDR3-1600 individually; DDR3-1600 in a non-set rarely work together as a pseudo set at Rated Frequency and CAS. I have a few hundred posts about this topic so Google it or trust me it's a bad idea.

Since running DDR3-1600 requires a FSB or CPU-NB Frequency OC IMO get the Set of 2x4GB DDR3-1333 the difference is 0~2FPS and there's a lot more upside as a Matched Set.

Keep in mind a Good DDR3-1333 CAS 7 is faster than DDR3-1600 CAS 9. Frequency is only part of the RAM's speed. Ideally, DDR3-1333 CAS 7 or 8 @ 1.50v, or DDR3-1600 CAS 8 or 9 with 1.50v~1.65v. Lower voltage RAM on that AMD won't run.

Are you sure, RE MOBO, maybe you meant MSI 880GM-E41 http://www.msi.com/product/mb/880GM-E41.html#/?div=Deta...
Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2000*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 16GB Max

September 26, 2011 1:49:07 AM

sorry my mobo is gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3L i was planning to buy that msi one but bought that one xD thanks for reply i will try to get Ram kit.But 8gb 1333 mhz vc 1600 mhz for my pc? and whats is that cas 7 and cas 9 and which ram voltage should i buy?

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September 26, 2011 2:07:31 AM
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Here's a couple choices:
DDR3-1333:
$38 2x4GB DDR3-1333 CAS 9 F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65 2x4GB DDR3-1333 CAS 7 F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR3-1600:
$52 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9 F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CAS Info -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAS_latency

Simplified explanation:
You have to look at RAM as a whole Frequency {bandwidth} and CAS {pauses} with transmission. Think of is this way a car can instantly go 100 MPH but the Stops are longer (9 sec) vs 75 MPH but the stops are shorter (7 sec) both with a 100 stops in a mile. Further, the CPU however says you can run only 85 MPH.

How long does the car take to drive a mile?

That's the same as your CAS 7 vs CAS 9 question with Frequency.
September 26, 2011 9:14:29 AM

jaquith said:
Here's a couple choices:
DDR3-1333:
$38 2x4GB DDR3-1333 CAS 9 F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65 2x4GB DDR3-1333 CAS 7 F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR3-1600:
$52 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9 F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CAS Info -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAS_latency

Simplified explanation:
You have to look at RAM as a whole Frequency {bandwidth} and CAS {pauses} with transmission. Think of is this way a car can instantly go 100 MPH but the Stops are longer (9 sec) vs 75 MPH but the stops are shorter (7 sec) both with a 100 stops in a mile. Further, the CPU however says you can run only 85 MPH.

How long does the car take to drive a mile?

That's the same as your CAS 7 vs CAS 9 question with Frequency.


thanks nice explanation :D 
September 26, 2011 9:24:48 AM

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September 26, 2011 12:09:16 PM

jashan52 said:
i wanna buy 4gb single stick cause i can increase my ram to 8gb in future

You can buy g skill ripjaws 4gb 2x2gb 1600Mhz and would run in dual channel mode if supported by your mobo.
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