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16GB 1333 or 12GB 1600 RAM?

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December 24, 2011 2:18:35 AM

Hi everyone,
I'm just wondering which is better option between 16GB 1333 vs 12GB 1600 RAM? And how much difference?
Also 12GB 1333 vs 8GB 1600 RAM?

Thks in advance.
Henry
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December 24, 2011 2:28:25 AM

henry81 said:
Hi everyone,
I'm just wondering which is better option between 16GB 1333 vs 12GB 1600 RAM? And how much difference?
Also 12GB 1333 vs 8GB 1600 RAM?

Today's RAM is so cheap, so I would go with 16GB 1333, if u don't do any 3D or video editing, u can live easily on 8GB.

And the speed between them is nothing u would ever notice in the real life.

Only in some benchmarks.
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December 24, 2011 2:30:37 AM

thks,
yes, I think I should go with 16GB RAM
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December 24, 2011 2:33:57 AM

henry81 said:
thks,
yes, I think I should go with 16GB RAM

Really, I don't see why not.

Great feature can appear for u, called a RAMdisk.

That's how to get advantage of the unused RAM.
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December 24, 2011 2:45:38 AM

You should also take into account what platform you are using.

If you are using LGA1366 then you have triple channel RAM and would use 3 matched sticks for maximum memory bandwidth. So in that case 12GB would make sense.

All other platforms use dual channel except the new Sandy Bridge E X79 platform and that uses quad channel so you still would use 4 x 4GB sticks.
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December 24, 2011 3:01:07 AM

I use 1155 one, so I'll get 4 x 4 sticks RAM
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December 24, 2011 3:17:07 AM

henry81 said:
I use 1155 one, so I'll get 4 x 4 sticks RAM



That's perfect.
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December 24, 2011 3:18:41 AM

When the shoe fits ..... : )
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