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1333 mhz ram vs 1600mhz ram GAMING

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November 27, 2012 6:03:28 AM

Hi

I would like to know what the best setup would be..
I have a I7 3770k on a MSI z77a-g43

What would be better 12gb of 1333mhz ram ( 2x2gb + 1x8gb)
Or 8gb 1600mhz ram(1x8gb)

Or can I overclock the 1333mhz ram to go with the 1600mhz 8gb?

Or am I gonna be better of with buying 16gb 1600mhz ?

I am really sorry if this is a double post , but i couldn't find a similiar pc setup.

Oh and this pc would be mainly for hard gaming.

Thanks in advance :) 
November 27, 2012 6:12:34 AM

Assuming you aren't using integrated, speed doesn't really matter. 8 or 12 GB won't likely mean much either. Games just don't use a ton of RAM right now. More people with 64bit OSes will change that. I would go with the 12GB, but know you won't see a change in FPS from it.
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November 27, 2012 6:16:45 AM

I'd go with the 8GB of faster ram - with Battlefield 3, Photoshop, and 20 tabs open in chrome, I wasn't using more than 6GB out of my eight.
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November 27, 2012 6:18:36 AM

8gb of 1600 for sure.
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November 27, 2012 7:11:20 AM

But what about FPS wise ? wich would give me the best results ? Or does it not change very much according to diffrent ram speeds and ram sizes ?
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November 27, 2012 8:37:42 AM

azzox said:
But what about FPS wise ? wich would give me the best results ? Or does it not change very much according to diffrent ram speeds and ram sizes ?


I think that 8gb of 1600 would be better because I think your motherboard supports dual channel memory. I'm not sure if 2 + 1 is the best setup, but maybe I'm mistaken. 1600 is also a bit faster, but not by much. You won't even see the difference unless you do benchmarks. Having more gbs of ram just makes your rig more "future" proof (not by a lot considering how fast technology advances), I don't think it actually improves fps. Unless you do a lot of video editing, the extra ram won't do you good and sometimes may slow you down. If you really want your computer to last a bit longer, get 16gb. But I still recommend 8gbs of 1600mhz because you could always upgrade later on. Also, what's the CAS latency of the ram, that may affect it too. I see that you've picked a 1x8 instead of a 2x4, usually single sticks have a higher CAS latency than dual channels.
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