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2000Mhz vs 1600Mhz on i7 2600k

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Hello guys,
Well I want to upgrade my Memory 'cuz that's the only thing I feel like needs an ugprading atm. I have 1333mhz memory... I Don't know whether to upgrade to 1600Mhz or 2000Mhz. Cash its no problem. If I can save a bit of cash it will be nice. But overall what will be better for my System? 1600 or 2000? I'm planning to OC a lot in the future once I get WCing...

Thanks!
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This is interesting

Save your money.
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mem speed makes 0 difference for gaming at all.
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You wouldn't even notice the small improvement. The difference can be seen in benchmarking, for example super pi would benefit from higher speed/low timings but real world performance is not a lot. My cl8 1866 performs nearly the same as 2133 cl8. Check the link given above.
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@Phoriver: Thanks! Im reading it now.. +rep

@Mike: Dude, Not everyone uses their rigs to game. I encode and edit videos a lot and I love to Benchmark and to OC. I do game but that's not the main purpose of my rig.
I don't need 2000Mhz for gaming. Of that I'm sure and I know that.
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Get the 1600mhz, you don't see as much performance increase in Sandy Bridge after that speed.

Make sure it's rated at 1.5V too.

EDIT: saw the above post - 2133 or 1866 won't offer a huge increase in performance and they end up costing 2x as much as 1600 rated memory.
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I see... I guess 1600Mhz it is. Thanks!
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I went from 4GB 1866mhz to 8GB 1600mhz, the only different I notice is more ram. I kinda need a bit more VVT voltage on 1866mhz ram.
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You guys didn't notice he folds, not sure if you run bigadv or not but faster memory does make a difference there. Much like benchmarking where faster memory knocks a few milliseconds off a 7 second pi run, that adds up when folding on the cpu for hours/days & faster = higher ppd.
    
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1600Mhz is the sweet spot
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