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

  1. #1


    Limassol, Cyprus
    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

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


    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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    Unless you are looking at a benchmark, you will almost never see any quantitative difference between 1,333Mhz and 1,600Mhz RAM.
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    Posts : 60
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


    The speed difference isn't even noticeable. If you do a lot of video editing, 16 gb's would be needed, otherwise there is no point. But games these days are utilizing more ram so it would be good for that too.
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  4. #4


    Limassol, Cyprus
    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Unless you are looking at a benchmark, you will almost never see any quantitative difference between 1,333Mhz and 1,600Mhz RAM.
    What do you mean looking at a benchmark?

    Quote Originally Posted by StriickeN View Post
    The speed difference isn't even noticeable. If you do a lot of video editing, 16 gb's would be needed, otherwise there is no point. But games these days are utilizing more ram so it would be good for that too.
    I don't play very demanding games.. So I guess I have to check it out my self and see how it goes...
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    A benchmark is a testing application that measures the performance of your computer and assigns a score. Faster ram can boost your score, but that doesn't mean that you will will see any difference running your applications.
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  6. #6


    Limassol, Cyprus
    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by angelosg87 View Post
    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?
    If you are going to overclock computer than 1600 would help.
    If doing a lot of software that needs a lot of video and graphic editing and manipulation, than 16GB.
    If none of those save your money.
    If lots of money than both, faster AND more memory.
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  8. #8


    Limassol, Cyprus
    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by angelosg87 View Post
    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?
    If you are going to overclock computer than 1600 would help.
    If doing a lot of software that needs a lot of video and graphic editing and manipulation, than 16GB.
    If none of those save your money.
    If lots of money than both, faster AND more memory.
    I recently bought this so I am not sure what to do...
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