Need new RAM
After about a year and a half I'm pretty sure one of my ram sticks died because when i stream video and play games at the same time I stutter like crazy. But yeah I need some new ram and i was wondering if frequency maters when it comes to performance? i plan on getting 8 gigs of ddr3 1330 frequency and was wondering if that would bottle neck me in gaming should I gow ith 1600 frquency instead? thanks.
I would go with the 1600mhz ram , you won't see very much difference but what there is will be is if you go with 1600mhz. Prices are droping right now and last month this set was $48.99.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
You can even consider 1866mhz ram.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R
You could let us know your motherboard and cpu and we can see what will work with what you have.
RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Well you need to do a research on ram , basically you have to avoid compatibility issue .
1] check whether you mobo supports 1600 ram ?
2] voltage of ram [ some have 1.5 v some have 1.65 volt ]
3] is it dual channel or what ,
4] go to motherboard official page and check the compatibility of ram with mobo.
send an email to ram manufacturer and ask them about compatibility issue
ask more specific question and mention everything .
remember you have to avoid compatibility issues , if you dont your pc will hand , will give you constant reboots and so on