Hi, I currently have 4 x 2 (8GB) low voltage 1600 memory. I was wondering if it's worth upgrading to 16GB DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) memory. Newegg has a G.SKill 16GB memory for kit $119. I have a I7 2600K overclocked to 4.5 ghz. I primary used my desktop to play games and use VMs for work. Thank you.
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Sandy Bridge processors have an integrated memory controller. Going over DDR3 1600 gains very little and you would only see it in benchmarks not in the real world. Just a waste of money to go with anything higher than DDR3 1600. Also going over 1.5v voids the CPU warranty.