16GB 1600 or 32GB 1333 - VMware, Server 2003/2008, Gaming Tags: Memory Computer VMware Last response: June 10, 2012 1:51 PM in Memory Share kyn June 10, 2012 8:40:26 AM Hi, I hoping to get a new computer but can't decide between 16GB 1600mhz or 32GB 1333mhz. Computer usage: - Virtual Enviornments with Virtual PC/Virtual Box/VMware. - Installing Windows Server 2003/2008 as a Virtual Machine - Gaming My main enquiry is which option is best to smoothly run Windows Server with Hyper-V as a Virtual Machine and my main OS is Win7. Any advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks More about : 16gb 1600 32gb 1333 vmware server 2003 2008 gaming GhislainG a c 78 } Memory June 10, 2012 1:23:27 PM Will you use more than 16GB when running VMs? That determines if you need 32GB or not. Pinhedd a c 105 } Memory June 10, 2012 1:51:50 PM Yes There's not a big difference between 1333/1600 in performance terms. There's a big difference when your VMs have to start swapping because you can't give them enough RAM With that said though it's perfectly possible to run 32GB at 1600 or higher if you have decent enough components (good motherboard is most important) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Laptop with: CPU i7 2920xm, 32GB RAM, 1920x1200 Display ? Forum Phenom II X6 1100T 16GB vs i7 950 24GB for VMWare and Virtualbox Forum 32gb 1866mhz ram vs 16gb 2800mhz ram Forum 3770k memory 16gb , 32gb ? g.skill? Forum 16GB 1600 mhz or mixed 24GB 1333 mhz Forum VMware Build Help Forum Motherboard for a VMWare Server box Forum Need HTPC (primary) / VMWare Server (Secondary) Forum VMware Player vs. Virtual Box Forum DDR3 1600 CAS 9 vs. DDR3 1333 CAS 7 Forum New computer build Forum Help with home ESXi server Forum How much do you spend???????? Forum 12GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600 MHz Or 24GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333 MHz Forum BestConfigs: High-End Intel Gaming PC Forum 32GB RAM in ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum [Solved] What are the cons of 3D gaming? Is it any better than 2D? Forum Changing ram from 1333 to 1600 Forum Does changing from 1333 to 1600 DDR3 gains performance? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !