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I know this is a different direction for the thread, but 8GB of RAM does have significant impact in BF3 vs 4GB. I was a non-believer until I tried it myself and it does help quite a bit. Loading times for map changes were reduced by a lot and I could actually play in Ultra settings (AA off) with my 5870s in CF without stuttering and freezing.


Same for a heavily modified Skyrim. I had bad performance, stuttering and minor freezing, with just 4gb of XMS3 RAM. With 8gb of Corsair Vengeance at 1666.6mhz it's pretty smooth.

 

And it wasn't placebo either, it really was pretty terrible and the XMS3 is faultless in most other applications.

 

 

 

 

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It's exactly that.


And my point is there are some things that are absolutely stupid to go for, unless budget is not any constraint in the slightest. I could replace all of my HDDs with equivalent size SSDs (500GB x2, 1TB, 2TB) for much faster speeds but I'd get a lot more value for money and the like getting a SB-e system. I could get HD7970 quadfire, but I'd probably be better off getting TriFire and a faster CPU.

See where I'm going here? It's no use getting ultra fast RAM unless it is the bottleneck, or everything else that would limit it is already as fast as it can get, sure, if I had 4x 512GB SSDs in RAID5 (Via Hardware RAID) for my OS and a 2TB enterprise PCIe SSD for backups, dual SB-e @ 5Ghz and HD7970 quadfire, maybe I'd see a bit of an improvement by getting some 2133Mhz RAM over 1333Mhz in stuff other than WinRAR..but for the more realistic system, I'd be better off spending the money on a faster CPU or GPU. Especially for gaming, anyway.
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Same for a heavily modified Skyrim. I had bad performance, stuttering and minor freezing, with just 4gb of XMS3 RAM. With 8gb of Corsair Vengeance at 1666.6mhz it's pretty smooth.

And it wasn't placebo either, it really was pretty terrible and the XMS3 is faultless in most other applications.


Indeed, iirc most GPUs can use system RAM if they run out of vram. Skyrim stutters like hell for me because it runs out of RAM with 4GB and then uses the pagefile, causing HDD thrashing. The amount of RAM is more important than the speed though.
    
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post #63 of 73
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These seem to overclock very high for cheap "OEM" RAM.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1210482/amazon-samsung-2x4gb-low-voltage-ddr3-1600-kit-for-40-ocing-to-2200

That's good that they overclock well but I wouldn't trust them, there's no heat spreader. If I have to buy heat spreaders then they aren't as good of a value anymore, are they?
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I've read in the AMD forums that those sticks don't work all that well with AMD memory controllers.

What? Got some links to show that?
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That's good that they overclock well but I wouldn't trust them, there's no heat spreader. If I have to buy heat spreaders then they aren't as good of a value anymore, are they?


Because heat spreaders are expensive...

 

The heatspreaders I used on my Corsair Value RAM cost me £1.50 each, lol.

 

 

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What? Got some links to show that?

Just this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1220405/best-ddr3-memory-for-1100t-990fxa-ud5/0_60

It's not exactly gospel, so ymmv.
    
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Just this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1220405/best-ddr3-memory-for-1100t-990fxa-ud5/0_60
It's not exactly gospel, so ymmv.

Dude, stop repeating it then. You're spreading misinformation. Schmuckey wants it to run latencies it can't. That's his problem not the memories.
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Relax, dude.
    
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That's good that they overclock well but I wouldn't trust them, there's no heat spreader. If I have to buy heat spreaders then they aren't as good of a value anymore, are they?

No requirements for heatspreaders at all, RAM doesn't get that hot.
    
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Modern day heatspreaders are mostly for looks...
    
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