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why is the price of memory with the same frequency different?

#1LiQuiDsWorDs56Posted 1/4/2014 3:18:52 PM
I recently ordered corsair dominator platinums@1866mhz on newegg. Most people said if you dont plan on overclocking you will notice very little to no performance increase if I went to 2133mhz. I just checked and the 2133mhz ram was about $20 cheaper than mine still at 1.5 voltage. Then the same ram with a voltage at 1.65 was $80 more. Why is that?
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#2shdwdrgnixPosted 1/4/2014 3:23:50 PM
lower CAS latency would make the price higher I think.
#3DarkZV2BetaPosted 1/4/2014 3:33:26 PM
Because prices don't always make a whole lot of sense.
also, unless you're using an AMD APU, there's no point in buying 1866mhz memory, and if you are, you'll notice a difference all the way up to the highest speed you can get out of DDR3.
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#4LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2014 3:42:29 PM
So with my 1866mhz ram, I am more than fine for gaming which is the primary use for my comp I assume? No reason to stress 2133h mhz ram right?
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#5WyzeGyePosted 1/4/2014 3:46:05 PM
IIRC there's no such thing as 2133mhz ram... it's all 1866 and overclocked, many times you still need to do the overclocking yourself despite it saying 2133.
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#6TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 1/4/2014 3:48:12 PM
WyzeGye posted...
IIRC there's no such thing as 2133mhz ram... it's all 1866 and overclocked, many times you still need to do the overclocking yourself despite it saying 2133.


The way I see it, memory advertised as having a higher clock is basically the manufacturer's way of saying "we tested it at this speed and it works fine so overclock it in your BIOS if you want to"
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#7WyzeGyePosted 1/4/2014 4:02:43 PM
yeah, much like factory overclocked graphics cards.

I have 2133mhz rated ram. I don't see the point of buying into it right now, what with ddr4 on the way. That should do more than an extra couple hundred mhz
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#8LiQuiDsWorDs56(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2014 4:07:07 PM
Ok I got it now. But its still overkill for gaming I suppose?
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#9WyzeGyePosted 1/4/2014 4:08:44 PM
yeah. don't worry about it.
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#10SlaynPosted 1/4/2014 4:14:50 PM
There is almost no performance difference between 1333 all the way up to 2133.
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