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8GB ram or 16GB? 1333Mhz or 1600MHz


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#1 angelosg87

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:07 PM

I have installed on my new PC these RAM:

 

Corsair XMS3 - Memory - 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1333 MHz / PC3-10600 - CL9 - 1.5 V - non-ECC

 

But I have some concers if i should install 16GB or if the speed should be 1600MHz......

 

Can I have your opinion please?



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

 Sure.  It depends on how many tasks you plan to start and what these tasks are.  As a rule though 8 GB is more than enough for all but serious gamers.


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

 Sure.  It depends on how many tasks you plan to start and what these tasks are.  As a rule though 8 GB is more than enough for all but serious gamers.

 

So I will see big difference? As for the speed what do you think?



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:20 PM

Benefits Of 16GB RAM vs 8GB

 

I don't game and I find that 4GB is sufficient for all that I do, although I have 8GB installed (because it was inexpensive) on this system.

 

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

1333 or 1600 though?



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:24 PM

 I agree with Louis.  When I upgraded from 4 GB to 8, I saw very little change in performance.  However I don't play any games other Spider Solitaire.  YMMV depending on what you do with your computer, and you've yet to identify that.  So I have to tell you that my dog broke my crystal ball.  :-(


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:54 PM

As for RAM stated speed...look at the motherboard documentation.  If the motherboard supports 1600 as an overclocked speed...and you want to overclock...then it's a consideration.  If you have no intent of overclocking, there's no point in purchasing RAM designed to run at overclocked speeds...and the motherboard may possibly balk at running the unspecified RAM if the board doesn't support the higher spec.

 

Quite honestly...overclocking systems was a typical way of getting more out of a system...when I bought my first computer in 1996.  With today's technology, the value of overclocking a given system...is probably not going to produce the results it may have 15 or more years ago and overclocking brings risks that I consider to be totally unnecessary for today's processors and systems.

 

My impression (nothing more than that) is that the same persons who overclock...do so because they are in the same mindframe as those persons who customize their autos for questionable speed stats.  It's just an individual fooling with his/her system...because he/she can and wants to.  Nothing magical about or necessarily mandating it.

 

Worth A Read, IMO

 

Louis



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Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:59 AM

Thank you for your replays. So my main concern is the following. I have 8gb ddr3 1333MHz. I am thing of upgrading to 1600MHz. And maybe to 16Gb... Is it worth it?



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Posted 01 June 2014 - 05:39 AM

In itself, no it probably isn't worth it.  Most people don't need 16gb yet.  You might benefit if using very memory intensive applications.  The difference between 1333mhz and 1600mhz RAM is hardly detectable in real world use.  You might get a slight increase in memory bandwidth score on the Windows benchmark test, and a little improvement in other benchmarks but I doubt you'd notice it in real use.


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