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Windows 7: RAM Upgrade Question: Faster RAM Worth It?

29 Dec 2014   #11
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I would say no. Personally I noticed no performance difference between 1600 and 2400mhz.

Another thing, I believe AMD CPU's don't get on very well with high speed RAM. I can't be certain as it's going back quite some time but I think a fair few members on here simply couldn't reach 2133MHz not alone 2400mhz with their 8 core AMD CPU's.

I have a Sabertooth 990FX R2and FX8350 and 32 gb of 2400 mhz ram and it runs flawlessly. There is a default setting for the GSkill ram in the bios. So that if it was an issues is most likely the motherboard.



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29 Dec 2014   #12
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

And I have to say the only reason I got the 32GB of 2400 Mhz ram was the money was left to me by my late mother. Was $320 and I have not noticed any difference between 1600 Mhz and the only time 32Gb makes any difference is if I run to many virtual machines the computer does not swap to the hard drive so soon, it uses the ram. Do yourself a favour and just get another 8Gb of ram and have 16Gb.........
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31 Dec 2014   #13
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

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Do yourself a favour and just get another 8Gb of ram and have 16Gb.........
I'm thinking of doing that. I have four 2GB sticks now, so I'll have to bite the bullet and get 4GB sticks to get 16GB. And since I've discovered that getting DDR3-1600 is as expensive as buying DDR3-2400, I might just as well buy 2400 and be done with it. I can always use it for a new build later.

Odd how this thread has gone full circle, isn't it?
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31 Dec 2014   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Do yourself a favour and just get another 8Gb of ram and have 16Gb.........
I'm thinking of doing that. I have four 2GB sticks now, so I'll have to bite the bullet and get 4GB sticks to get 16GB. And since I've discovered that getting DDR3-1600 is as expensive as buying DDR3-2400, I might just as well buy 2400 and be done with it. I can always use it for a new build later.

Odd how this thread has gone full circle, isn't it?
DDR3 is still the standard until DDR4 becomes the new Standard then it will drop Ram wise i would go with Corsair 16GB 1866 you would get more bang for your buck and would be a little cheaper for 16gb Trident black 2400mhz I paid 170.00 + tax and personally speaking AMD CPU's don't do great with anything over 1866 they still perform about the same overclocking the 1866 to 2000 would warrant better gains than buying new higher Mhz sticks
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31 Dec 2014   #15
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
DDR3 is still the standard until DDR4 becomes the new Standard then it will drop Ram wise i would go with Corsair 16GB 1866 you would get more bang for your buck and would be a little cheaper for 16gb Trident black 2400mhz I paid 170.00 + tax and personally speaking AMD CPU's don't do great with anything over 1866 they still perform about the same overclocking the 1866 to 2000 would warrant better gains than buying new higher Mhz sticks
The reason I was thinking of the higher MHz sticks is that the 1866, 2166 and 2400 are all essentially the same price, and I could always use the sticks in a new build next year. It doesn't make any sense to me to spend $175 on 1866, when I could spend $174 and get 2400.

Even if I can't get to 2400 on my MB (which would be a stretch, believe me), I could probably run them at 1866 or 2000 at much tighter timings than normal 1866 RAM.

I dunno, it just seems to make more sense to buy the 2400 sticks at the same price as the 1866.
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31 Dec 2014   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
DDR3 is still the standard until DDR4 becomes the new Standard then it will drop Ram wise i would go with Corsair 16GB 1866 you would get more bang for your buck and would be a little cheaper for 16gb Trident black 2400mhz I paid 170.00 + tax and personally speaking AMD CPU's don't do great with anything over 1866 they still perform about the same overclocking the 1866 to 2000 would warrant better gains than buying new higher Mhz sticks
The reason I was thinking of the higher MHz sticks is that the 1866, 2166 and 2400 are all essentially the same price, and I could always use the sticks in a new build next year. It doesn't make any sense to me to spend $175 on 1866, when I could spend $174 and get 2400.

Even if I can't get to 2400 on my MB (which would be a stretch, believe me), I could probably run them at 1866 or 2000 at much tighter timings than normal 1866 RAM.

I dunno, it just seems to make more sense to buy the 2400 sticks at the same price as the 1866.
You know something you are right actually because you are in Canada the mark up is damn ridiculous and it's a shame they charge damn near 50 dollars more in some cases for something that cost a lot lower in the US
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