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Windows 7: Corsair ship out new 3Ghz ram, WHY ?

18 Mar 2013   #1
Magissia

7x64 ultimate / 7x64 pro / Some linux x64 distro
 
 
Corsair ship out new 3Ghz ram, WHY ?

Hello, i would like to know if anyone here knows how much a system is impacted by ram speed.

Will you get significant boost from switching 1333 to 1600 or 3000 ?

Plus higher frequencies means higher delay too.

I currently use 1600 mhz ram because it was as cheap as 1333 at time i bought it, but i don't think i could tell the difference from a 1333 kit

Regards


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18 Mar 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Magissia, Welcome to SF.
Can you ship me some of that 3000 ram......love to see how much voltage I'd have to throw at that, lol. You ask a good question regarding the noticeable speed differences between 1333, 1600 and higher. I would say for normal web surfing tasks and such it would be hard to notice a big speed difference between 1333 and 1600 but it's there and when you compare 1600 to 1866 it's small but there and measurable. Now measurable and perceptible are two different beasts. With the pricing being so aggressive with DDR3 I say get the higher mhz. ram and tighten the timing settings and just leave it alone and it'll do it's job. Oh and my offer stands I'll take any of that DDR3 2800 you can ship me and I'll test it out for ya !
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18 Mar 2013   #3
Magissia

7x64 ultimate / 7x64 pro / Some linux x64 distro
 
 

Hello, sorry the 3ghz kit is about 800$ on it's own. It's the price of a full high end computer already :P

Thanks for the welcome and the information.

This computer is used for heavy gaming, but games tend to use more vram than ram

Regards
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18 Mar 2013   #4
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I wonder how will this stack up against a future DDR4 1600 MHz RAM.
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19 Mar 2013   #5
Magissia

7x64 ultimate / 7x64 pro / Some linux x64 distro
 
 

Good question theveterans.

I wonder why they didn't try to jump directly to 1800 for the DDR4, we had 2200 mhz clocked ram since long on the DDR3
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19 Mar 2013   #6
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

For general computing, exotic RAM like that is just a marketing ploy to drum up cash. Several tests have been done that shows a system to perform just about the same with 1600MHz RAM as 2400MHz RAM.
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19 Mar 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Dark Lady I agree with KB myself I think we all think fatser speed better performance but my 2400Mhz running @ 1866MHz is not really that much faster than running the default 1333MHz my board sets it at.

Like everything else there will always something that tempts us to want it just because it's bigger or faster or longer etc ad nauseum ad infinitum
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19 Mar 2013   #8
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

RAM hasn't been a bottleneck IMO since DDR3 came. Spending $800 for this is just outrageous and only warrant bragging rights. Heck, I bet that a quad channel 1600 MHz setup will eat this 3000 MHz in dual channel mode.
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20 Mar 2013   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
RAM hasn't been a bottleneck IMO since DDR3 came. Spending $800 for this is just outrageous and only warrant bragging rights. Heck, I bet that a quad channel 1600 MHz setup will eat this 3000 MHz in dual channel mode.
Agree 100% the veterans I think sometimes we spend a lot of time debating things (not just RAM) that we as your average user is or will never likely to use let alone afford. As I said in my earlier post I really don't see any difference in the default 1333MHz set via the board to the 1866MHz I set via the BIOS.

As you so rightly put it is it just a bragging issue or are we not understanding something here??
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21 Mar 2013   #10
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

I get 37.6GB/s ("winsat mem" test) with 1600MHz quad channel RAM, which seems fast enough to me.

I could pretty easily OC the RAM which is more or less made to be, but I haven't bothered to.
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