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July 28, 2012 5:28:57 PM

OK i have a z77a-g45 MSI mobo that has a i5-3570k processor also 3 2gb kingston 1333 and 1 8gb 1333 supertech mem sticks with a graphics Nvidia Geforce 9800gtx. I am also getting a MSI 560 gtx TI Graphics card. My ? is should i go ahead ad upgrade my mem sticks to 1600 or will i be fine with the 1333's

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July 28, 2012 7:32:33 PM

1) I'm hoping that's a typo and you actually have 3x2GB Kingston 1333 and 1x2GB (not 1x8GB) Supertech 1333 RAM. If it is a typo, the I wouldn't see the cost of upgrading to be worth the limited performance improvement you'd see. Stay with the DDR3-1333. If it isn't a typo and that is actually what you have, then I'd either consider getting one more 2GB Kingston DDR3-1333 RAM Module or 4x2GB DDR3-1600 RAM Modules; which ever you feel like spending money on.

2) The thread title mentions SLI, but I'm not seeing anything about it in your post. SLI requires the use of two identical NVidia Geforce cards. You cannot SLI a 560GTX TI with a Geforce 9800GTX.

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July 28, 2012 8:25:47 PM

No thats not a typo its 3x2gb 1333 kingstons and 1x8gb ddr 3 1333 supertech and ty for the sli thing. so i should go with the ddr 1600 mem then?
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July 28, 2012 8:50:42 PM

There is barely any difference from going from 1333 mhz to 1600 mhz
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July 28, 2012 8:56:42 PM

Personally, I wouldn't. I'd just get a matching module of DDR3-1333 Kingston RAM to replace your 1x8GB Supertech module, but that's up to you.

1x2GB DDR3-1333 Kingston - $13 - $18
1x8GB DDR3-1333 unspecified - $40 - $50
4x2GB DDR3-16oo unspecified - $54 - $85

Whatever you feel like spending.

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July 28, 2012 9:16:40 PM

ty i will take out the 8gb and put in my 2gb that i have sitting right here by me just trying differnt things out thats all and getting advise on the ram plus the SLI wasn't sure about that 1
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