hey! I currently have some (slow) 4GB memory, and was thinking of upgrading to 8GB in order to run far cry 3, tomb raider 2013, bioshock, atleast mid/high.
issue: After a while I may be upgrading my CPU. Ill be going from AMD to Intel therefore motherboard change aswell (Intel better for higher end CPUs says general consensus). Its an expensive venture, and I wont be undertaking any time soon, but when I do being able to salvage the memory I hope to buy now would help.
Asus M4N68T Pro
4GB 667mhz RAM
Nvidia Geforce GTX570 2.5GB
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (3.2 quad)
Proposed system: same except:
8GB either 1333MHZ or 1600MHZ (please advise)
my motherboard says 1600 is overclocking. but I dont want to do this, I have heard that if you just enter the ram without overclocking it uses at the highest it can? (so 1600 ram being used at 1333 in slot. is this possible?)
Intel Z77 motherboard (e.g. Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard)
Same GPU, an Intel i5/i7 (possinbly latter, ivy bridge)
Hopefully salvaged RAM.