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i have 4gb ddr3 1600mhz(XMS3) running at stock speed. i wanted to upgrade to 8gb ddr3. however i wanted to know if buying a 1600mhz kit would be better or 1333mhz kit is ok?

my main concern here is the budget and i want it for less than 90 dollars. my main aim is 3ds max and the entire adobe suite(Photoshop, flash, premiere and after effects)
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post #2 of 15
1600MHz is worth it, even if it's only CL9

However, you could always sell your old ram to get some money back for the old kit. Or you could just get another 4GB kit and add it to what you have.
 
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lol no ram would boost your 3d experience. Yup more gb's would. Theres nothing built in ram that will speed up your 3d editing. lol.
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Gothiq View Post
lol no ram would boost your 3d experience. Yup more gb's would. Theres nothing built in ram that will speed up your 3d editing. lol.
Faster ram will improve render times.

Also, he said he'd be using CS5, having 8GB RAM really helps there.
 
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post #5 of 15
1600Mhz is worth it...
No, 1600Mhz is cheaper

Well, at the moment none of the 2x4GB ones are, but this one (it is 1333Mhz but lower 7-7-7 timings so about equal to 1600Mhz at CL9) is
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Was assuming you had an AMD Build as you posted in here (didn't look at your sig, apologies).

The RAM posted above would probably be ideal, can't really beat G.SKILL at the moment, their timings are immense.

8GB is definitely ideal for CS5, I'm running 4GB (I say 4, but realistically it's 3.5 as I'm 32-bit) XMS3 at the moment on Premiere Pro CS4... which is okay but it could be alot faster.
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
Faster ram will improve render times.

Also, he said he'd be using CS5, having 8GB RAM really helps there.
Ah look like you misread my post. I know how much love these Adobe stuff have for moaaar ram. Its just his funny topic title. Ram for 3d editing. Its not like there are special features built into ram just to edit 3d.

and rendering is more CPU dependent Sir.
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post #8 of 15
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dude the title was meant to be informative im not a noob man. the sys in my sig is different from the one im upgrading. its an amd x4 phenom II 945. i wanted only 2x4gb sticks as that is all the present mobo supports.
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post #9 of 15
No prob.
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i was going for this ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

any other suggestions?
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