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I wanna get 8GB for mrig an was thingking of this set
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

Just wondering if the'll be a significant performance boost over my current RAM in sig??

Also can I run the above RAM, which are rated at 1.5v, at say 1.6v with tighter timings without any problems? Or is 1.6v bad for RAM rated for 1.5??

Thanks.
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post #2 of 5
No, there will not be any significant boost in speed but you will slightly benefit more with the faster memory regarding to multi-tasking. If your rig is strictly for gaming, 1600MHz to 1866MHz is more than enough.

See for yourself in these articles:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/12

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/sandy-bridge-ddr3.html
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Ok instead I tightened my timings on the current RAM to 1866 7-8-7-21 1T.
That any good??
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post #4 of 5
If you bought that RAM you really see that much benefit. The 7-8-7 timings are good btw smile.gif
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post #5 of 5
About the only real benefit from tightening the ram. Would be something synthetic, HWBOT, trying to squeeze all you can out of it. Some intense memory apps, you might possibly notice a little faster response out of. But general day to day, you will see nothing really.
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