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Should i even bother OCing my Ram? Running @ 1330ish and its 1600 ram

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I did some reading about this,and people were pretty much saying that overclocking my Corsair Vengeance from 1333 to 1600 would not only have a unnoticeable,margibal effect, that in some cases it could even cause glitches/problems etc etc so that would be a waste...Or at least they what the articles said..

My motherboard, (in description below) has a max of 32gb and i have 16gb corsair vengeance running at 1330 ish or so..

I've been doing some thinking about some upgrades,ram etc etc...Maybe even getting a new board and a Sandybridge 6 core,or maybe wait till Ivy bridge has one for sale...

Then im like,what am i trying to accomplish?

Hypothetically how much difference does this all make if say i maxed my ram out to 32 instead of my current 16gb...Or if i maxed it to 32 and ran 2133 ram....

My computer is fast now..



I think about this with my tv too..i have a samsung un55d6420 thin led with 3d,yet i go to the store and want a newer one....



Is it ever going to be enough?

Seems as if i do any more upgrading,it will be marginal at best,and ill be dissappointed...


so,im just really wondering if i should bother to upgrade to 32gb (where would i notice the difference?) i mean a REAL SOLID difference! rolleyes.gif

for the 200-400$ it would take to max out,is my world gonna change? I just dont know...

I really like the sound aof a six core though.. But wth,i dont even game! Most i do is vid encoding for friends p2p :-)
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You'll notice a much bigger difference if you go to 1600MHz than if you get 32GB of memory. You probably don't even use half of what you have, while faster RAM will always speed things up a little. The difference may or may not be noticeable, though.

 

The thing is, if you have 1600MHz RAM that's running at 1333, then the memory should come with a preloaded XMP that will automatically clock it to 1600 with the correct settings. All you have to do is go into the BIOS and change the one setting. Note that you should NOT OC with XMP, it is strictly for running the memory at its stock settings.

 

So yes, I recommend running your memory at 1600 simply because it is such an easy thing to do, as it's not an OC, its simply running it at its stock settings. One thing you should do first, however, is check to make sure the RAM you have is on the official list of supported memory for your specific motherboard. If its not, leave it where it is. Otherwise, you're good to go. thumb.gif

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well if its 1600mhz ram and you should run it at 1600 sandys have dividers for memory so you dont have to overclock blk to change ram speeds you should be able to do 1333 1600 1866 2133.
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the reason most ppl say you wont notice a difference going from 1333 to 1600 is the timing difference, if you keep the timing the same from 1333 to 1600 you will notice the diffrence, and if you tighen timing at 1600 then your computer will become far more responsive.
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