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.
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  1. RAM doesn't affect gaming performance really. That's more of the graphics card side. But either way, 1333MHz is good. I suggest Corsair Vengeance, G. Skill Ripjaw X Series, or G. Skill Sniper Series.
  2. 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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180 $41.99
    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
    $48.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233184

    You could let us know your motherboard and cpu and we can see what will work with what you have.
  3. RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416#top

    RAM:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544#top

    RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546#top


    RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186#top
  4. 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
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