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Need advice for memory upgrade, upgrade current patriot or transfer to g.skill?

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So here is my situation. I am running 3x2gb of Patriot Viper seen here: http://patriotmemory.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=5&catid=34&prodgroupid=202&id=759&type=1

I have been playing a lot of BF3 lately and my RAM usage goes up to 5gb. Lately the computer has been having hard freezes and it's unacceptable.

So now I am in the market for an upgrade, but not sure which path to take. Should I get another 3x2gb of the same Patriot RAM I already have or get this by g.skill?: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-358&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=5&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

My patriot keeps my windows at a nice 7.9 rating. I presume I will have the same with the g.skill. But that aside, what will be the difference between having 12 gigs of the patriot viper(1333mhz) or 12 gigs of the g.skill(1600mhz)?

I am not familiar with CAS latency, voltages, etc. Basically I am a RAM nub.

Your help will be much appreciated (and rewarded)
Edited by Recipe7 - 11/24/11 at 1:33pm
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basicaly you should get a low voltage gskill ram with tight timings the lowest the better... I would get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231405 by doing so you will put less strain on the memory controller thumb.gif
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So basically, more voltage = bad?

Also, I read that the RAM you linked only shows 7.7 to 7.8 in the windows index score. I don't care much for those numbers, but does that mean it won't perform as well as my patriot ram?
Edited by Recipe7 - 11/24/11 at 1:48pm
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If you overclock less voltage = more headroom what will make your memory perform better in most apps are the amount and timings the speed from 1333 to 1600 is negligeable... rolleyes.gif
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I ended up getting another 3x2gb sticks of my Patriot for 40 USD. I'm very happy with the purchase biggrin.gif
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