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Worth it to buy faster RAM for gaming?

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December 8, 2012 5:49:11 PM

So I currently have 8GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1333 RAM (the rig is in my signature). Would I see a worthwhile improvement in gaming if I upgraded to some really high-clocked RAM (1866, 2133, etc.)? And if so, do you guys have some recommendations for which kits to use?
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December 8, 2012 6:32:48 PM

I think the RAM clock speed is limited by your processor. I have an i5-3570k, overclocked to 4.4 GHz, but the RAM is all the same after 1600 MHz. It also depends on your motherboard. It's worth a google or two.

As for performance, probably not significant.
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December 8, 2012 7:00:00 PM

You won't see much difference with higher ram speed. Maybe a little but I don't think you'd see more than a 1 or 2 fps increase.
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December 9, 2012 6:16:39 AM

Ram Is also used for integrated graphics its borrowed by the cpu so this only increases the integrated graphics speed but your not using it anyway
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December 9, 2012 6:20:52 AM

It depends on the game.
If you have a game that is CPU dependent then yes(a little)
But if the game is not then you will get nothing(not even a little)
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December 9, 2012 6:32:59 AM

for benchmark purposes i think, but for gaming non. but for an AMD APU setup like the A10 will surely benefit from the higher clocked rams.
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