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Would I even notice it going from 1333 to 1600?

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Hello everybody, got a couple RAM questions here.

My setup:

asus p8z68-v/gen3
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8gb 1333 silverlines - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-226-095
560gtx-448
hx650

I've currently got my 2500k stable at 4.5ghz 1.315mv, and my 560 stable at 900/1800/2100 +100mv. I'm very happy with its speed, but after further reading it seems 1600 really is the sweet spot for Sandy.

I'm now considering either buying a pair of 1600 sticks, or clocking what I have at 1600. I've read a fair number of stories of people having issues with achieving and maintaining a stable OC at 1600, and this is what made me buy the 1333 set. I'm also asking because a friend is going to purchase basically my same setup, and if the 1600 would be noticeably better then I'd have him change that out.

I am a gamer primarily, with some photoshop on the side. I don't do benchmarking after initial ones to stabilize my OC. Would you recommend me stay where I am, push the ram to 1600, or just buy a set of 1600.

My friend is also a gamer primarily, he doesn't do much else. Would he also benefit from 1600 over 1333?
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I believe you would only really notice in benchmarks. Or if you are using the iGPU since the faster memory would be shared.

Real world though I don't think you would see any noticeable differences.
     
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Probably not in real time

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You will not see any benefits in 1600 rather than 1333 except for a small difference in benchmarks and such. For gaming, no.
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as everyone has said in real world applications and gaming you wont notice a difference and in benchmarking the difference is minimal smile.gif
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Benchmarks, folding, ram disks, yeah.

Gaming, everyday use, no.

However, have you tried just overclocking your ram to 1600? Instead of forking out cash, just try overclocking them tongue.gif


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Overclock them and find out yourself !

I don't think you'll see noticeable speed increases but this is OCN so ...

Honestly in terms of 1333 vs 1600. It's not like memory is expensive nowadays but buying 1600 ram when you already have 1333 won't be worth it. If you were going to buy some anyways then I'd go for the 1600 ( I have the 1600 Mhz CL8 Vengeance from Corsair running at 1866 8-9-8 2T. Why? Because I can ^^ )
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Most people only buy super high MHz ram like Dominator GTs for epeen.
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Benchmarks, folding, ram disks, yeah.
Gaming, everyday use, no.
However, have you tried just overclocking your ram to 1600? Instead of forking out cash, just try overclocking them tongue.gif
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I haven't tried it yet, this thread is my deciding factor basically. Like I'd said, after some reading I saw people having trouble maintaining stability at 1600. Honestly if I wouldn't even notice a real world difference in what I do, its not even worth my while to get them OC'd and stable as well as more CPU testing when I already know its wicked fast and stable as-is.

Thank you everybody for the quick responses! I think I'll stick with what I've got, and continue being happy with it. I'll save my friend a few bucks too and have him grab the same set. I'm coming from a set of redlines, and they always performed great. Mushkin++
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Benchmarks yes, gaming no.
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