Solved Need help choosing ram Tags: Memory G.SKILL RAM Predator Kingston Last response: January 11, 2013 2:39 AM in Memory Share 55th Mint December 31, 2012 12:03:22 AM Hi! I am buying new ram and I need help to decide between the following. Kingston HyperX Predator 2400Mhz 11-12-11 OR G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28-2N (What does the 2N stand for? And why is the latency longer?) OR G.Skill Ares 2133Mhz 9-11-10-2N Thanks in advance! More about : choosing ram 55th Mint December 31, 2012 12:08:38 AM And maybe Corsair Vengeance 1600 9-9-9-24 As well please! Best solution photonboy a b } Memory December 31, 2012 1:26:36 AM 1600MHz is adequate for most people. 2133MHz can have a benefit in some scenarios. TIMINGS are sometimes more important than FREQUENCY though it's complicated. Video Editing: The AMOUNT of RAM is usually more important. If you need 32GB of DDR3 it's best to get inexpensive 1600MHz of good quality. GAMING: 2133MHz is overkill for most (up to 15% in the best scenarios versus 1600MHz). 8GB is optimal. 16GB is pointless for just gaming. Recommendation: If this is for gaming, get 8GB of 2133MHz from G.Skill. Don't get hung up on the small things like what does the "N" stand for. If you care, go to Wikipedia. *Next time you have a request like this, state your: - Purpose (gaming/video editing?) - Basic Specs (Win 7 64-bit, Graphics Card, CPU, Motherboard) Related resources Need help choosing RAM - Forum Need help choosing RAM - Forum Need some help choosing RAM - Forum Need help choosing OC Compatible Ram - Forum Need help choosing PSU, case, RAM for Athlon II X4 620 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 55th Mint December 31, 2012 1:31:18 AM My use is primarily for internet browsing and asocial gaming. My specs are in my signature, I don't know why it doesn't show up. 55th Mint December 31, 2012 1:31:45 AM i5 3570k @ stock mHz | Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H | Seasonic X-660 PSU | G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4GB @ 2133mHz| Seagate Barracuda 1TB | SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD | bryanl a b } Memory December 31, 2012 11:08:00 PM Memory with no reason to hide the true nature of its RAM chips behind heat spreaders. Plain Crucial or Samsung come to mind. 55th Mint January 11, 2013 2:39:09 AM Best answer selected by 55th Mint. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed Help Choosing Video Card ForumNeed Help with choosing my RAM ForumNeed help choosing RAM Chips ForumNeed help with choosing gpu out of many ForumNeed help choosing RAM ForumNeed help choosing ForumNeed help choosing a computer Case ForumNeed help choosing a 1155 socket ATX motherboard ForumNeed help choosing a cheap PSU and a cheap case ForumNEED HELP CHOOSING GPU!!! ALSO, COMPATIBILITY CHECK ForumNeed help choosing a new monitor ForumNeed help choosing a PSU for Gaming. ForumNeed help choosing RAM . Using the ASUS P7P55D-E LX with the i5 750 ForumChoosing a video card for my first build need help ForumHelp updating BIOS More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !