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I have 1600mhz 4gb ram should I upgrade?

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July 29, 2012 11:15:13 AM

1600mhz, CL8 8-9-9-18 and gets 7.9 in windows... benchmark thingie.

Would an upgrade be worth it I play pretty demanding games like BF3 and rarely convert a video or do something in photoshop.

BF3 leaves my pc with 500mb left ram.

Should I upgrade? what do you recommend then?

I have i5 2400 at 3.6ghz
a c 146 } Memory
July 29, 2012 11:42:44 AM

Check this.

RAM speed comparison - We're looking at a less than 2% difference from the fastest to the slowest.



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July 29, 2012 12:00:30 PM

nikorr said:
Check this.

RAM speed comparison - We're looking at a less than 2% difference from the fastest to the slowest.
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4503/39732.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4503/39732.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4503/39735.png

Nice, I thought the difference was bigger like at least 5-10%.
And what about the size? Would getting 8gb or 16 help? I have a really optimized PC i have like 700mb used ram in windows 7 64 bits, bf3 uses the most ram in a game from what I've seen and it still leaves me with 500mb left or more.
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July 29, 2012 12:09:28 PM

RAM is cheap, I would get 16GB and be done with it.

8GB is good, 16GB is better, as more games will be able to take advantage.

More RAM enables u to have more apps opened and its great if u edit anything like video.
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July 29, 2012 12:39:21 PM

nikorr said:
RAM is cheap, I would get 16GB and be done with it.

8GB is good, 16GB is better, as more games will be able to take advantage.

More RAM enables u to have more apps opened and its great if u edit anything like video.

thanks
so, what should I get, kingston or G.Skill? I've had kingston mutliple times they're awesome but I heard good stuff about G.Skill multiple times. And what are some good dual channel ram sticks?
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July 29, 2012 12:40:01 PM

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile.
And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.

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a c 146 } Memory
July 29, 2012 1:15:50 PM

If it is slower, than it would be in .10% or near that.

Nothing that u would ever notice.

Its all in milliseconds.
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a c 146 } Memory
July 29, 2012 1:18:01 PM

If u use the 2x8GB, its perfectly fine.

It will give u option to upgrade to 32GB later : )

If, your mobo supports it. And your OS.
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July 29, 2012 1:57:25 PM

nikorr said:
If u use the 2x8GB, its perfectly fine.

It will give u option to upgrade to 32GB later : )

If, your mobo supports it. And your OS.

Thanks a lot. I'll see what I can get here in my country , we don't have as much stuff as you do.
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July 29, 2012 1:57:32 PM

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a c 146 } Memory
July 29, 2012 2:07:35 PM

Good luck!
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July 29, 2012 2:07:43 PM

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