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in what kind of situations would say.. 2133 speed help over 1600 ?
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Not sure its makes massive difference .
i got 8GB of Hyperx Kingston and it happly runs at 1866
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in what kind of situations would say.. 2133 speed help over 1600 ?

For 2600K, 1600 is more than enough.
For AMD Llano, get 1866 if possible.
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In my opinion higher speed RAM would be waste of money. You'd be better of buying 8 or 16GB @ 1600MHz and overclock it to 1866 or even 2000.
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in what kind of situations would say.. 2133 speed help over 1600 ?


It would help in memory benchmarks. For 24/7 = almost none.
 

 

 

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It would help in memory benchmarks. For 24/7 = almost none.
 

 

 


this.. although if using fast storage devices.. you might notice a difference in responsivity with higher frequency/tigher timings. Everything intel nowadays will like high frequency... amd nb and timings will normally be optimal

I personally use 7-8-7-21 1T 2133 for 24/7 use, or 7-10-7-28 1t.. depending on what ram i am using.. currently though.. my chip can't handle 4 DIMM so only using 7-7-5 1900+ for 24/7.. very little difference if you aren't benching.

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