Quote: Originally Posted by charkzilla20
Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere
Or jump to the 2133mhz series? they are still affordable as well and Haswell can utilize up to 2800-3000mhz when overclocked but those are big bucks.
Well for general use and gaming, is that necessary?
I would go up from 1600, but can't say if 1866 is good enough or if 2133 would be more recommended. If your budget can handle it go up as high as your mobo supports. (within reason and other components?)
The one thing I would say about 1866 from having it is that it will have a default profile at 1600mhz that will need to be adjusted to take advantage of the 1866mhz. Not sure if this is all 1866mhz RAM or just the ones I had (Patriot Viper 3 2x4gb sticks) or if this would be the same deal on 2133.
(when I adjusted mine from 1600 to 1866 I saw a good boost in general use and gaming)