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2133 ddr3 useful --> 3570K + Z77 (msi-gd65) for gaming/autoCAD

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June 5, 2012 12:30:34 PM

Hello,

Ive got a question:

Im building a new pc atm, ive got the msi gd65 Z77 mobo and a 3570K cpu. I use the system for gaming/autocad. The mobo supports:

1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*(OC), 2200*/2400*/2600*/2667*/2800*(OC, 22nm CPU (which is 3570k) required)

Is it useful or can i stay with 1600mhz memory?

Thanks!

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June 5, 2012 1:34:44 PM
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You are fine to stay with 1600mhz, the 2133 speed difference isnt that great , which is also dependant on the timings.
Just give your 3570K a good overclock and dont waste your money replacing your ram for a small increase in performance.
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June 5, 2012 2:13:54 PM

1600 is the sweet spot, anything over that isn't officially supported anyways.
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June 5, 2012 2:18:57 PM

Thanks! I will stay with the 1600
June 5, 2012 2:19:09 PM

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June 5, 2012 2:30:29 PM

The difference between the totally stable DDR3-1600 and the once in a while error(s) or worst BSOD from faster frequency RAM makes little sense to 'me.' The gaming difference might be at best 1FPS gain or a few minutes (if you don't BSOD/error-out) on a large render. AutoCAD sucks-up RAM depending upon the project size and with 32GB you have the option for a persistent RAM Drive - http://www.superspeed.com/desktop/ramdisk.php which will speed-up everything i.e. greater reduction in rendering time...

Instead of 'Faster ... More' - I would recommend at minimum 2x8GB (just in case) set or 4x8GB set of DDR3-1600 CAS 9~11. RAM is dirt cheap these kits only ~year ago were $1500~$2000 and now at $220~$260 are a steal.

My suggestions:
(low profile) Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (10-10-10-27 @ 1.50v) Model 994055 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(low profile) Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (9-9-9-24 @ 1.60v) Model 994050 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(better IC's but tall for some HSF) CORSAIR DOMINATOR 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (10-10-10-27 @ 1.50v) Model CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

/edit I guess I missed the bell.
June 5, 2012 2:41:28 PM

thanks for this superinfo! Guess i was a bit too soon, sorry!

I will put an extra amount of memory in it. what's the difference between the voltages?
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June 5, 2012 3:19:47 PM

Ideally 1.50v is best with a VCCSA (VICCO) of 1.1v-1.2v. CAS 9 with 8GB/stick is faster but requires more voltage to remain stable. Using any of those kits set use the e.g. ASUS AI Overclock Tuner -> XMP then save and everything will be set optimally.

Any of those kits are good and safe long term, 1.50v is safest.
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June 8, 2012 3:38:32 AM

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