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1600 or 1866

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April 2, 2012 1:27:22 PM

I'm tempted to upgrade my ram to max what I can get out of my Sabertooth 990FX Mobo. I use my computer for BF3 and other games, how much of a difference is there in the speeds if anyone knows.

Viper Xtreme Series 8GB DDR3-1866 (PC3-15000) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit

Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit

CPU: AMD FX 8120 OC 4.4ghz (Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling)
MOBO: Sabertooth 990FX
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W
GPU: GeForce GTX 460 SLI
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
HHD's: SSD 64GB (OS) HDD 1TB (Games)
CASE: NZXT Phantom (5 Case Fans)

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April 2, 2012 1:43:08 PM

the difference between 1600 and 1866 is minimal* but getting the 1866 and running them @ 1600 with tighter timings, CL7 if you can, would be the best benefit :) 

* for gaming.
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April 2, 2012 2:27:25 PM

On the FX there is a difference, I'd get DDR3-1866 buying 'new' but file-13/eBay DDR3-1600 8GB kit I'd have to consider my wasting money for a few frames in gaming.

If money were no object then I would assume you'd be running a tricked-out SB-E/LGA 2011 with a few GTX 680's...

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April 2, 2012 2:52:04 PM

OP you won't really notice a real world difference between 1600 and 1866 except in benchmarks. For AMD go for what has tighter timings, AMD likes low latency ram.
April 2, 2012 2:52:55 PM

Definitely not worth it. I've run RAM at 1066,1333, and 1600 in my current machine and have not noticed any difference.
April 11, 2012 11:56:36 PM

Best answer selected by JuvenileJonesy.
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April 12, 2012 5:21:46 AM

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