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1333 Mhz RAM

#1Crisis_UKPosted 6/8/2014 7:19:41 AM
I currently have 8Gb 1333Mhz and was wondering if this would be holding me back in anyway? Would it be worth upgrading to some 1600 Mhz RAM?
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 6/8/2014 7:22:12 AM
RAM speed has almost no effect on gaming performance unless you're using an AMD APU
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#3JKatarnPosted 6/8/2014 7:28:50 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
RAM speed has almost no effect on gaming performance unless you're using an AMD APU


This - unless you're using integrated graphics or are using truly ancient RAM, RAM speed/timing will have almost zero impact on your game performance. I wouldn't worry about it.
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#4romsnbombsPosted 6/8/2014 7:35:32 AM
On sandybridge for example, going from 1333mhz to 1600mhz will only increase CPU related performance by about 2%. You would need to be using 2666mhz memory to increase CPU related performance by about 10%.
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#5Crisis_UK(Topic Creator)Posted 6/8/2014 7:42:10 AM
Thanks for the replies. It's good to hear that it isn't impacting my performance by any noticeable amount. Would the speed of my RAM have any impact on me over clocking my CPU? I currently have a i7-3770k
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#6romsnbombsPosted 6/8/2014 7:46:08 AM
Crisis_UK posted...
Thanks for the replies. It's good to hear that it isn't impacting my performance by any noticeable amount. Would the speed of my RAM have any impact on me over clocking my CPU? I currently have a i7-3770k


Well like I say, you can get higher CPU performance through faster memory clockspeed, but it requires much faster memory for relatively little performance gain.
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#7PhilOnDezPosted 6/8/2014 8:16:41 AM
If you have a Z77 board you should be able to OC the ram if you want which sounds like the case since you have a 3770k and talked about OCing it.
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#8stuntdevil04Posted 6/8/2014 4:08:23 PM
Ive been running my 8gigs of 1333 Gskill Ripjaws @1600 for 2 years.
#9Fade2black001Posted 6/8/2014 4:38:45 PM
stuntdevil04 posted...
Ive been running my 8gigs of 1333 Gskill Ripjaws @1600 for 2 years.


What? You do know you just listed to different types of speed for your RAM right?
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 6/8/2014 4:40:36 PM
That's what he said because that's what he's doing. Read the topic.
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