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Older RAM with Z77 board and Ivy Bridge Processor

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April 30, 2012 5:01:54 PM

Hello,

I currently have Corsair RAM (4GB x 2 1600MHz, CL: 9-9-9-24) and I just bought a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H 1155 ATX motherboard and an Intel i5 3570k CPU.

My question is this: Do I need to upgrade my RAM to something with more MHz? Seeing an article like this: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/trident-gskill-ddr3-iv... makes me think I might need to. Thoughts?

Thanks!


By the way, I've seen this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-... but I don't know if it applies to Ivy Bridge.

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April 30, 2012 5:14:48 PM

I would leave your system as is - it's a pretty decent system. The exception to this statement is if you want to enter the realms of overclocking. Which is what the product in the Toms article is all about.
And to get "noticeable" performance, you will need to get into the 2100/2400 range, and that's a pretty heavy overclock.
IMO, you're ok. Save your money for your new rig down the line. :) 
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April 30, 2012 5:27:07 PM

^+1 Agree. DDR3-1600 WILL work fine.
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April 30, 2012 10:02:36 PM

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April 30, 2012 10:03:37 PM

psaus said:
I would leave your system as is - it's a pretty decent system. The exception to this statement is if you want to enter the realms of overclocking. Which is what the product in the Toms article is all about.
And to get "noticeable" performance, you will need to get into the 2100/2400 range, and that's a pretty heavy overclock.
IMO, you're ok. Save your money for your new rig down the line. :) 



Thanks for the input! I didn't want to spend 100-300 USD on RAM when I thought it would only be 40 USD. I shall keep my 40 dollar RAM and be happy.
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