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Crucial 1333mhz or PNY 1600mhz

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February 14, 2013 9:00:54 PM

Hello,
I'm not sure which of these to get because i'm not that smart with ram. They're both the exact same price but PNY is 1600mhz.
Crucial 1333mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-...
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PNY 1600mhz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

specs
amd phenom II 955 3.2ghz
asus m4a87td evo
evga gtx 460 superclocked edition




February 14, 2013 9:17:04 PM

Always go with a 1600mhz, as long as your MB supports it, most do now a days, buts its always nice to check before ordering. 1333mhz RAM runs at a lower speed
I'd recommend this RAM though
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39
Spend the extra $8 and double the memory you were going for
Your motherboard supports up to 16gigs of ram
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February 14, 2013 9:22:38 PM

I have the same RAM. I just checked your motherboard's memory support list and PNY is not listed. The PNY RAM will most likely run at 1333MHz. I believe the Crucials are supported, so I would go with them. Check your motherboard's memory support list just in case though.
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February 14, 2013 9:55:03 PM

I have one more question, is 4gb vs. 8gb gonna make at least 5 fps difference ingame, if any at all?
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February 14, 2013 10:08:38 PM

Overall make your system run better. If your playing a game, 8gigs will be able to be able to split up better between the game and OS, say 50/50 for example. 4gigs to OS, 4 gigs to game. With 4 gigs, 50/50 would be 2gigs each. that's just an example. Don't expect it to split evenly.
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February 14, 2013 10:13:18 PM

In a few games you might notice a performance increase with 8 GB vs 4. Load times and desktop usage will also be sped up, as your system will have to swap less.
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