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What DDR3 Memory to get?

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February 15, 2012 5:09:27 PM

What DDR3 memory should I get?
I've got a budget of around £60, flexible.
Currently have my eye on;
8GB Corsair Vengeance Black 1600Mhz
8GB GEIL EVO TWO 2133Mhz
8GB G.Skill RipJawsX 2133Mhz
16GB Corsair Vengeance Black 1600Mhz - Just a little more than 8GB.

Thank-you. :hello: 

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February 15, 2012 5:46:54 PM

All are good choices. What you should look at is the MOBO specs as to what RAM speed it supports native vs. OC etc. Check the reviews too. I had good experiance with Corsair and have heard good thingson G.Skill. Not used Geil before.
February 16, 2012 7:38:37 AM

My motherboard does support 2133Mhz Memory, up to 32GB. I'm just not sure weather to get 2133Mhz RAM or 1600Mhz.
February 16, 2012 8:17:01 AM

Pretty much explains everything.
Thank-you DelroyMonjo!
February 16, 2012 8:36:56 AM

16GB of 1600 will perform much better than 8GB of 2133. Faster RAM just doesn't offer the benefit that more RAM does.
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February 16, 2012 9:01:10 AM

If you using sandybridge, this CPU natively supports DDR3 1333mhz. Anything besides that would be waste and would only imply in some specific synthetic memory benchmark.

If you using sandybridge-E, go for DDR3 1600.

If you using AMD Llano or AMD FX you can go all up to 1866mhz, anything more than that is waste too.
February 16, 2012 9:04:14 AM

Will be using I7 2700K.
February 16, 2012 10:33:08 AM

If you are gaming there is no point in faster than 1600, you wont notice any improvement, to be honest I'd recommend 8 GB of Corsair 1333MHz RAM, cheap and will do you just fine for gaming.
February 16, 2012 12:44:36 PM

May just get the 1600Mhz Corsair (16GB).
Will it make much difference for Fraps, rendering, gaming?
I will be recording gameplay.
Thanks.
February 17, 2012 3:47:28 AM

If you set up a RAM disk as a recording destination, say 4GB or so, it could have a significant effect for Fraps. It should help a little with rendering but don't expect miracles. As for gaming, it depends on the game and very few do better with more than 8GB.
February 17, 2012 8:00:19 PM

What do you mean by RAM disk as a recording destination?
February 19, 2012 2:45:35 AM

A RAM disk is a virtual storage device which uses main memory. So long as you have plenty of RAM available, it is the fastest type of storage available but a reboot or power interruption will cause the loss of all data so it's typically employed as short-term temporary storage.
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