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I have 1600mhz 4gb ram should I upgrade?

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
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  1. Check this.

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


  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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=N82E16820233198
    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.
  6. Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 994007
    $114.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226276
  7. nikorr said:
    Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 994007
    $114.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226276
    http://www.mushkin.com/Images/Products/Memory/Redline/ddr3-quad-frostByte/ddr3-quad-frostByte.aspx?maxsidesize=600

    yea but isn't 4x4 slower than 2x8? I've heard that dual channel is the best and getting 4 makes it a little bit slower or something
  8. If it is slower, than it would be in .10% or near that.

    Nothing that u would ever notice.

    Its all in milliseconds.
  9. Best answer
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Best answer selected by mrbeanladen.
  12. Good luck!
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