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Difference between 1333mhz and 1666mhz RAM?

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User Info: NovaFlame112

NovaFlame112
3 years ago#1
I will be building my PC today, but I still need to purchase some components. I can get 1333mhz RAM for really cheap but I was wondering if there's any difference between that and 1666mhz? I will be using a brand new AMD FX 6 core processor if that fits in the equation.

User Info: DerPancake

DerPancake
3 years ago#2
Its faster
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User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
3 years ago#3
there is no discernable difference to the end user

User Info: KabtheMentat

KabtheMentat
3 years ago#4
Yeah, if you just wanna save money get the 1333. You're not going to notice a difference.
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User Info: Snadados

Snadados
3 years ago#5
If you have a dedicated graphics card then there will be virtually no difference between 1333 and 1600mhz ram.

If you were using integrated graphics on the CPU then there would be a slight difference, maybe a couple frames per second at best, but not a huge difference.
You'd need something like 1866 or 2133mhz ram before you'd really notice a difference with integrated graphics performance.
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User Info: NovaFlame112

NovaFlame112
3 years ago#6
Alright, much thanks guys. I will be sure to pick up the 1333.

User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#7
If you do decide 1333 isn't fast enough you can always overclock it later. On my mobo it's as simple as picking what speed you want it to run at, though I think some mobos are a bit more complicated than that.
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User Info: Shebeskii

Shebeskii
3 years ago#8
1600MHz Ram is worth the slight price hike, but anything beyond 1600 is pointless.
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User Info: lost_within

lost_within
3 years ago#9
Of course no one will know the difference... if they have a computer that runs 1333, and not 1600 they don't know what the other is like, or...
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
3 years ago#10
Faster access times between the CPU and RAM.
It would be more noticeable if your CPU Cache is frequently visiting RAM.

Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random-access_memory#Memory_wall

I would go for 1666 as long as your motherboard supported it.
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