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4gb 1333mhz vs 8gb 1600mhz

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November 10, 2012 7:43:52 PM

So ive got 4GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM from kingston in my pc, looking to upgrade to 8gb ddr3 1600mhz corsair vengeance ram! Is there a big diference, or should i spend this money on a better psu because ive got a crappy 1 and i'm going to upgrade itt to some decent psu!
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November 10, 2012 7:53:02 PM

It depends on what applications/games you're running. You can check the requirements for most of the games (as an example, the recommended memory amount for Crysis 2 is 2GB and for NFS 2012 is 4GB). Virtualization, video or photo editing require more memory. Increasing the RAMs will not necessarily increase the performance of the PC.
November 10, 2012 7:55:35 PM

All I do at the moment is web browsing and play games, but i might to do some gameplays for youtube and i'll use fraps and it records short two minute clips so i have to put them together with a video editor, but that's about it!
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November 10, 2012 7:57:49 PM

What motherboard, CPU, GPU and power supply do you use?
November 10, 2012 8:00:42 PM

Motherboard - Gigabyte MA770T-UD3
RAM - Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333mhz
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 6670
PSU - 480w silent( don't know what make, but it cost me 15 quid so not the best!)
November 10, 2012 8:06:26 PM

What about if i upgrade the gpu to a gtx 660?
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November 10, 2012 8:06:32 PM

AMD recommends a 400 Watt or greater power supply for a hd 6670. 480 might be on the edge. A better PSU is the right choice, IMO.
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November 10, 2012 8:18:20 PM

I would choose a 600 one, if no SLI intention for the future.
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