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Accidentally bought DDR3-1333 instead of mobo spec'd DDR3-1600

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I don't know HOW I missed this, but when buying my PC hardware just under a year ago, I accidentally bought 1333MHz memory when my motherboard (ASRock P55 Extreme4) actually has a 1600MHz non-OC standard. I probably made this mistake because I changed my motherboard late in my build. I noticed it pretty quickly but decided to stick with the memory anyway.

But it's been haunting me lately... I'm a pretty hardcore PC gamer. What kind of performance hit am I taking? And if I want to have 1600MHz memory, should I buy new RAM or just overclock my current RAM?

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I'd stick with what you have, RAM clocks make pretty much no difference in anything except benchmarking. You could try overclocking your RAM though.
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Dude you aren't going to see any kind of issues at all.... I mean none. you won't even notice a difference between 1333 and 1600.

Also your mobo is fine with any kind of DDR3 you throw into it as long as it is rated at 1.65v or below.
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Originally Posted by pnoozi View Post
I don't know HOW I missed this, but when buying my PC hardware just under a year ago, I accidentally bought 1333MHz memory when my motherboard (ASRock P55 Extreme4) actually has a 1600MHz non-OC standard. I probably made this mistake because I changed my motherboard late in my build. I noticed it pretty quickly but decided to stick with the memory anyway.

But it's been haunting me lately... I'm a pretty hardcore PC gamer. What kind of performance hit am I taking? And if I want to have 1600MHz memory, should I buy new RAM or just overclock my current RAM?
The motherboard does not determine the standard. It is the CPU's memory controller that determines the standard.
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Dude you aren't going to see any kind of issues at all.... I mean none. you won't even notice a difference between 1333 and 1600.

Also your mobo is fine with any kind of DDR3 you throw into it as long as it is rated at 1.65v or below.
He'll see a few less FPS in games as well, but it's not a night and day difference.
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He'll see a few less FPS in games as well, but it's not a night and day difference.
1-2 fps is practically nothing

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