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January 31, 2012 7:34:02 PM

I've been doing a lot of research lately on upgrading my computer and have been successfully able to google every answer I've had (most have come from this site) except this:

I currently have 16gb 1333mhz ddr3 with cas 9, and was looking to upgrade to 8gb of 1600mhz ddr3 with cas 7. I was planning on OCing my q9550 with the upgrade as well however im slightly new to the OCing concept, but that's a different matter.

The main question is would I notice a significant increase in performance with games? I mostly play MMORPGs, and some FPS games.

for reference:
this is the memory i have: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-PC3-10666-1333MHz-Desktop-MD8...
this is the memory im thinking about getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

my system:

Q9550
asus P5P43TD mobo
16gb pny 1333mhz DDR3 ram cas 9
radeon hd 5850(soon to be 6950)
caviar black 1.5tb hdd
850w corsair psu

any help would be appreciated, thanks!
January 31, 2012 7:55:08 PM

fracta11 said:
I've been doing a lot of research lately on upgrading my computer and have been successfully able to google every answer I've had (most have come from this site) except this:

I currently have 16gb 1333mhz ddr3 with cas 9, and was looking to upgrade to 8gb of 1600mhz ddr3 with cas 7. I was planning on OCing my q9550 with the upgrade as well however im slightly new to the OCing concept, but that's a different matter.

The main question is would I notice a significant increase in performance with games? I mostly play MMORPGs, and some FPS games.

for reference:
this is the memory i have: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-PC3-10666-1333MHz-Desktop-MD8...
this is the memory im thinking about getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

my system:

Q9550
asus P5P43TD mobo
16gb pny 1333mhz DDR3 ram cas 9
radeon hd 5850(soon to be 6950)
caviar black 1.5tb hdd
850w corsair psu

any help would be appreciated, thanks!




I think you would see more of a bump from the video upgrade than from OCing the system RAM
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January 31, 2012 8:03:13 PM

price_th said:
I think you would see more of a bump from the video upgrade than from OCing the system RAM


Yeah that's what I have gathered so far from everything I've read. I was originally going to upgrade to an i5 2500k and an asus p8z68 mobo(I think that's the name of it), but decided that wouldn't be the best bang for my buck. I'm definitely going to upgrade the video card, just wondering if investing in the faster latency ram/OC would be worth the extra $90 as well. I'm running windows 7 64-bit home prem too btw...forgot to mention that in my first post.
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January 31, 2012 8:13:17 PM

No, it wouldn't be worth the cash. Not at all. I'd go for the GPU upgrade now, and do a platform (CPU + mobo)upgrade the next time around. Getting a 2500K wouldn't get you any significant boost in gaming performance either, as you'd still be bottlenecked by your old GPU.
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January 31, 2012 9:11:14 PM

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January 31, 2012 9:12:05 PM

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