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1600 performance RAM vs 1333 Value

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October 22, 2012 3:40:31 PM

The RAM sticks I'm considering are

Corsair's value ram @1333

and

G.skill Ares @1900.

I'm gonna use them alongisde a i5 2320 and a GTX 660 non-ti.

I was wondering how much of a performance increase (fps) I would see with the G.Skill RAM in games like Batman Arkham City and Borderlands 2, and if by overclocking it that amount could be increased even further.

Or I could just go with 2x2 4GB of Patriot Signature Sticks since no game I'm planning to get asks for more than 4 gb.
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October 22, 2012 4:31:07 PM

First, RAM frequency on most LGA 1155's where the Sandy Bridge i5-2320 makes good sense won't support >DDR3-1333 frequency memory. To use >DDR3-1333 with your CPU requires a e.g. P67/Z68/Z77 chipset MOBO.

Ideally for Gaming I recommend a 2x4GB kit and if supported DDR3-1600 CAS 9. I don't recommend G.SKILL Ares kits because of their high VCCSA/VCCIO voltage requirements but other G.SKILL kits are fine.

4GB (2x2GB) vs 8GB (2x4GB) RAM & Gaming - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,...

Example $40 8GB (2x4GB) CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Q - What MOBO?
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