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Here is my memory now. I really dont know alot about it, and my computer is stable as it is. It is 8gb's of some cheap generic ram.


My question is:
If I were to get 4gb's of more quality ram, would I see a preformance increase?
Could I clock my cpu higher?
Is it worth it?

I have a 50$ visa gift card and I saw this on newegg. What do you all think?

btw, I rarely use all my ram. occasionally when using After Effects I use alot of ram, but then again, would faster ram reduce the amount I would use it?
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I would say, if you actually do a significant amount of video editing, or plan to OC your CPU, then yes you should get the higher performance memory. If not I probably wouldn't bother as I doubt you'll notice a difference in games or similar programs.
 
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Thanks!

besides gaming, can I look to see render speeds and 'preview' speeds increased substantially by getting tighter ram, or would I just be pissing in the wind?
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