Memory upgrade

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  1. Quicks

    Quicks Master Guru

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    Hi.

    I Have the following memory : 1600mhz CL9 4GB 2x2, now I want to upgrade and I can get 1600mhz CL9 8GB 4x2 to make it a total of 12GB. But I see theirs 2133mhz CL10 modules as well both cost the same price.

    Should I rather go for faster 8GB ram and if see its not enough I can still let it run at a lower speed 1600mhz CL9 in future.

    What do you guys recommend ?
     
  2. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    I don't think you get any significant performance by getting faster RAM, especially for Sandy Bridge platform.

    For now I'd recommend to figure if you really need additional RAM and how much. 4GB should be enough if you not running many applications at the same time or really demanding ones.
    8GB is considered minimal if you want just to run programs and don't bother to check how much free mem you got left.
     
  3. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    get 2133, its also the max your mobo supports.
     
  4. Quicks

    Quicks Master Guru

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    Well Finally decided to get the ram and everything is much smoother. 4gb ram just dont cut it anymore.

    Dues ex - Mankind Divided

    1600 CL9 4GB
    HIGH
    AVG = 55.2
    MIN = 4.4
    MAX = 73.9

    VERY HIGH
    AVG = 46.4
    MIN = 11
    MAX = 61.3

    ULTRA
    AVG = 40
    MIN = 7.9
    MAX = 54.8

    2133 CL10 8GB
    HIGH
    AVG = 55.8
    MIN = 44.8
    MAX = 72.5

    VERY HIGH
    AVG = 46.5
    MIN = 33.7
    MAX = 61.3

    ULTRA
    AVG = 40.3
    MIN = 32.3
    MAX = 52.9
     

  5. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    For many games even 8 GB is a bit limiting these days.
     

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