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hey,
so i have 8 gb of the cheapest kingston ram going around at 1133 timings (or what ever that sill slow one is tongue.gif )

so should i get 8gb more of that or get so better RAM, like get 8 gb of say these

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=14097


looking to spend like 50-75 maybe 80 dollars on an upgrade,
doesn't even have to be ram but i think its the only thing in my price range,

so advice...
by the way being and Australia the prices are what i can get on this website
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php

so advice, please thumb.gif
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post #2 of 5
8GB RAM is pretty standard nowadays but the 1133 does seem pretty slow as most PC users/gamers would have 1333 or 1600 mhz RAM. Though to be honest, I've never really noticed a big difference in performance as I have had RAM as high as 2200 mhz.

More RAM may or may not help you either, depending if you really need the extra 8GB.

Perhaps you can spend it or save it towards an SSD? That will definitely give you a noticeable performance boost.
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post #3 of 5
First you should decide what you main uses are for your rig. If you a gamer or if you do video edition i would say go for a combo of the 2 and get 8gb at a faster speed. Since your running with a SB rig your gonna want to run with something optimised for it. 1600 fits the bill nicely The Pi mem is a good low latency. but at only 4 gb you could run up against a wall if you start heavily multitasking. I recommend these
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=17199

Also the ripjaw X series play REALLY nice with the SB.

You can also look into Corsair Vengeance. I ran that for a bit. Not the tightest timings. But didn't have any problems with it.
Edited by no_safe_HAVEN - 11/16/11 at 12:30am
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post #4 of 5
16gb of 1333 ram is less than a hundred bucks now... why not upgrade to that and have both?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231312&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL111511&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL111511-_-EMC-111511-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231312-L021A

just a quick look at my email turned that up.

however, i like 1600, no reason to go with less IMO
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post #5 of 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233197

there. within your price range, 1600mhz, and 16GB.

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edit: nevermind, the corsair is showing up as 92 dollars... on the product list before you select it, it shows up at 79
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